2016 ANZSOC – Sub-Plenary Speakers

Indigenous Criminology Sub-Plenary Panel

Professor of Criminology
School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

Rob White

Rob White is Professor of Criminology at the University of Tasmania and has a longstanding interest in green criminology. Among his books are ‘Environmental Crime and Collaborative State Intervention’, ‘Environment Harm: An Eco-Justic Perspective’, and ‘Transnational Environmental Crime: Toward an Eco-Global Criminology’.

University of New South Wales

Professor Chris Cunneen

Chris Cunneen is Professor of Criminology jointly in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Law, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia. He has an international reputation as a leading criminologist working in the areas of Indigenous people and the law, juvenile justice, restorative justice, policing, prison issues and human rights. Previously, Professor Cunneen taught criminology at the University of Sydney Law School from 1990-2005, and was Director of the Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney from 1999-2005. He was also the Chairperson of the New South Wales Juvenile Justice Advisory Council (2000-2007) and a member of the New South Wales Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Taskforce (2003-2006). He also holds a conjoint position with the Cairns Institute at James Cook University. Professor Cunneen is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Professor Cunneen has conducted research work for a number of Indigenous and human rights organisations, including the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and their National Inquiry into Racist Violence. He was also a consultant to the National Inquiry into Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families. His most recent books include Indigenous Criminology (c-authored with Juan Tauri, Policy Press, 2016), Justice Reinvestment. Winding Back Imprisonment (with Brown, Schwartz, Stubbs and Young, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), Juvenile Justice. Youth and Crime in Australia (co-authored with Rob White and Kelly Richards, Oxford University Press, 2015), and Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration (with Baldry, et al, Ashgate, 2013).

Pro Vice-Chancellor Aboriginal Research and Leadership, University of Tasmania

Professor Maggie Walter

Maggie Walter (PhD) is member of the Briggs/Johnson Tasmanian Aboriginal family, descended from the pairrebenne people from tebrakunna country in North Eastern Tasmania. She is Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aboriginal Research and Leadership at the University of Tasmania. Maggie’s current ARC funded research projects are: an exploration of how Indigenous children are strong in education and in health using data from the Longitudinal Studies of Indigenous Children; and a broad qualitative and quantitative investigation of race relations in Darwin from the Aboriginal perspective. She has published extensively in the field of race relations, inequality and is passionately interested in Indigenous statistics and Indigenous researcher statistical engagement. Recent books include: Indigenous statistics: a quantitative methodology (with Chris Andersen, Left Coast Press 2013) Inequality in Australia: Discourses, Realities and Directions 2nd Edition (with D. Habibis Oxford University Press 2014) and Social Research Methods (ed) 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press 2013).

Historical and Convict Criminology Sub-Plenary Panel

Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Criminology
Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania

Dr Jeremy Prichard

Dr Jeremy Prichard is a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law. He is interested in genuine interdisciplinary collaboration and in applying unique methods to the study of criminology. Jeremy and colleagues completed the first Australian study of substance use in prisons using wastewater analysis (WWA). He is a CI on an ARC Linkage Project (2016-2019) which will gather national WWA data on substance use, health and pollutants. In 2014 Jeremy and Dr Caroline Spiranovic completed a consultancy for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on child pornography. Jeremy publishes in journals of law, criminology, chemistry, epidemiology and ICT.

University of Tasmania

Emeritus Professor Lucy Frost

Lucy Frost is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Tasmania and a member of the Founders and Survivors Research Team. Since coming to Tasmania in 1997, her research has focussed on narrating the lives of convict women. While she was a member of the Board of the Cascades Female Factory Historic Site (2001-2012), she co-founded the research group which is now the Female Convicts Research Centre, with more than 4,000 members, and until 2015 she was the president. She co-edited (with Hamish Maxwell-Stewart) Chain Letters: Narrating Convict Lives (2001); wrote the guide to the Cascades Female Factory, Footsteps and Voices (2004); was a founder of Convict Women’s Press and editor of three of their books: Female Convicts at the Ross Female Factory (2011); Convict Lives at the Launceston Female Factory (co-edited with Meredith Hodgson, 2013); and From the Edges of Empire: Convict Women from beyond the British Isles (2015). Her study of Scottish convicts, Abandoned Women, was published by Allen & Unwin in 2012. At present she is one of the four members of the “Footsteps towards Freedom” project team whose vision of an iconic sculpture remembering the arrival of the convict women and their children will be realised in 2017 when figures created by the Irish sculptor Rowan Gillespie are installed on the Hobart waterfront. Her current research project is a study of the children apprenticed from the Queen’s Asylum for Destitute Children (formerly the Queen’s Orphan Schools) in Hobart 1860-1880.

Associate Dean, Research, Social Sciences
University of Tasmania

Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stuart

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart is a Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania. A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, he worked for the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, before joining the University of Tasmania. He has authored or co-authored a number of books on convict transportation including Closing Hell’s Gates (2008). His most recent work explores the impact of different penal regimes on the health and life course conviction rates for past populations of prisoners. He is also interested in the intergenerational impacts of transportation to Australia.

Associate Professor Stefan Petrow, History and Classics, School of Humanities
University of Tasmania

A/Professor Stefan Petrow

Stefan Petrow is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania, where he teaches Australian, European and Tasmanian history. Stefan is a graduate of the Universities of Tasmania and Cambridge, where he received his PhD in 1988. He has published Policing Morals: The Metropolitan Police and the Home Office 1870-1914 (1994) and a number of articles on the history of policing in Tasmania. His fifth and latest book (written with Carey Denholm) is Dr. Edward Swarbreck Hall: Colonial Medical Scientist and Moral Activist (2016). He is completing a book called Tasmanian Anzacs: Tasmanian Soldiers and World War One and future research will focus on solitary confinement in nineteenth-century Tasmania.

Southern Criminology Sub-Plenary Panel

Head of School of Justice, Faculty of Law, School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Kerry Carrington

Professor Kerry Carrington is the Head of the School of Justice in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology. She is the recipient of the 2014 American Society of Criminology Lifetime Achievement award and the 2013 American Society of Criminology, Distinguished Scholar Award, from the Division of Women and Crime. Kerry is a sought-after speaker and passionate advocate for the democratisation of knowledge, establishing Australia’s first open access free on-line journal in the discipline – The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. Kerry is an internationally leading scholar in criminology with expertise across a number of fields including: southern criminology, youth justice, masculinity and violence, and gender and global justice.

Queensland University of Technology

Professor Russell Hogg

Russell Hogg teaches criminology and criminal law in the School of Justice, QUT. He is author of Policing the Rural Crisis and Rethinking Law and Order and current research interests include law and order politics, penality, white collar and corporate crime and southern criminology.

Professor of Criminology
School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

Professor Rob White

Rob White is Professor of Criminology at the University of Tasmania and has a longstanding interest in green criminology. Among his books are ‘Environmental Crime and Collaborative State Intervention’, ‘Environment Harm: An Eco-Justic Perspective’, and ‘Transnational Environmental Crime: Toward an Eco-Global Criminology’.

Horizon Policing Sub-Plenary Panel

Associate Professor, Police Studies and Emergency Management
Senior Researcher, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies

Dr Angela Dwyer

Dr Angela Dwyer is an Associate Professor in Police Studies and Emergency Management at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Tasmania. She is a Senior Researcher in the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and a member of the ‘Vulnerability, Resilience, and Policing Research Consortium’. She is a leading scholar on how sexuality, gender, and sex diversity influences policing and criminal justice experiences, and how young people from vulnerable groups experience policing. Angela joined the University of Tasmania in November 2015. Previously, she was a Lecturer (2007-2011) and Senior Lecturer (2011-2015) with the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, at the Queensland University of Technology.

School of Social Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Queensland

Associate Professor Adrian Cherney

Dr Adrian Cherney, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Science, at the University of Queensland. He holds a PhD in Criminology from the University of Melbourne. One major focus of his work is on institutional legitimacy and cooperation with authorities e.g. police and government. He is currently undertaking research on community cooperation in counter-terrorism and examining grass root efforts to counter violent extremism. He has secured both national and international competitive grants from the Australian Research Council, US Air Force and the Australian Institute of Criminology.

Professor, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences University of Technology Sydney
Director, CFS – Centre for Forensic Science

Professor Claude Roux

Claude Roux is Professor of Forensic Science and the founding Director of the Centre for Forensic Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He obtained a BSc and a PhD from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Claude’s research activities cover a broad spectrum of forensic science including forensic intelligence and the contribution of forensic science to policing and security. His research has been largely driven by his vision of forensic science as a distinctive academic and holistic research-based discipline. He published over 150 refereed papers and 25 book chapters and a large number of conference presentations. Claude is a member of the editorial board of six scientific journals and of a number of working and advisory groups. He is the current President of the Australian & NZ Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS), the Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Professor of Criminology, Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Research, University of Southhampton

Professor Jenny Fleming

Professor Fleming joined the University of Southampton as Professor of Criminology in 2012 where she is also the Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Research. Previously she was the Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES) at the University of Tasmania. Professor Fleming’s expertise lies in collaborative research with police. Currently, she is part of the University Consortium in partnership with the College of Policing, UK, supporting a programme for the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction.

She is interested in organizational imperatives that impact on the way in which ‘police do business’ and has published widely in this area. Her book, Police Leadership, ‘Rising to the Top’ was published by Oxford University Press in 2015. Professor Fleming is the Editor-in-Chief of Policing and Society, an international journal of research and policy, the leading policing peer-reviewed journal in the UK.

Institutional Abuse Sub-Plenary Panel

Professor at the Griffith Criminology Institute

Professor Stephen Smallbone

Stephen Smallbone worked as a prison psychologist before joining Griffith University in 1998, and is now a Professor at the Griffith Criminology Institute. Stephen’s research-practice team is concerned primarily with understanding and preventing sexual violence and abuse. His publications include the books Situational prevention of child sexual abuse (Criminal Justice Press, 2006), Preventing child sexual abuse: Evidence, policy and practice (Willan, 2008), and Internet child pornography: Causes, investigation and prevention (Praeger, 2012). Stephen was engaged by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse as an independent expert witness in two of the Commission’s public hearings.

Monash University

Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg

Arie Freiberg is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University. He was Dean of the Faculty Law at Monash University between 2004 and 2012. Before this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2003. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Criminology at the University of Melbourne in January 1991 where he served as Head of the Department of Criminology between January 1992 and June 2002. In 2013 he was appointed an Emeritus Professor of the University.

He graduated from the University of Melbourne with an honours degree in Law and a Diploma in Criminology in 1972 and holds a Master of Laws degree from Monash University. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Melbourne in 2001 and is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Law and holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Between 1996 and 1998, he was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society ofandlt.

Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington

Dr Elizabeth Stanley

Elizabeth Stanley is a Reader at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research focuses on state crimes, human rights, transitional justice and social justice. She has written widely on these issues in relation to New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Chile, Timor-Leste and West Papua. Her publications include ‘Torture, Truth and Justice: The Case of Timor-Leste’ (Routledge, 2009) and ‘State Crime and Resistance’ (Routledge, 2013, co-edited with Jude McCulloch). In August 2016, her book ‘The Road to Hell: State Violence against Children in Postwar New Zealand’ was published by Auckland University Press. This work explores the violence against children in state-run institutions, its long-term legacy, and the ways in which victims have sought to gain recognition. Her current project, undertaken as part of a five year ‘Rutherford Discovery Fellowship’, examines the changing nature of human rights in New Zealand, in relation to children in trouble, prisoners and migrants.

Guns and Violence Sub-Plenary Panel

Professor of Criminology & Public Policy
University of Brighton

Professor Peter Squires

Peter Squires is currently Professor of Criminology and Public Policy at the University of Brighton, a role he was promoted to in 2005. He was elected as President of the British Society of Criminology (2015-2018). He has worked upon many areas within criminology and had 10 books published (single or jointly authored or edited), although the recent focus of his work has fallen upon firearms involved crime and gun control. In the wake of the Dunblane, Port Arthur and Columbine mass shootings he published Gun Culture or Gun Control ? (Routledge, 2000) Which was followed in 2014 by Gun Crime in Global Contexts (Routledge). In 2010 he published Shooting to Kill? an analysis of armed response policing in the UK. He has considerable experience in media relations and a significant media profile, contributing regularly to TV, Radio and news-media debates on crime and criminal justice, and was profiled in the Guardian’s ‘leading academic experts’ series in 2007. [http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2007/oct/16/academicexperts.society]. He was co-opted in 2012 to the UK National Police Chief’s Council’s Independent Advisory Group on Criminal Use of Firearms. In 2012 he took part in an hour-long TV debate with Wayne La Pierre, executive VP of the US national Rifle Association.

Professor in Criminal Justice
Flinders Law School

Professor Andrew Goldsmith

Trained originally as a lawyer, I spent nearly three years in legal practice before undertaking postgraduate studies in the United Kingdom and Canada. That further study was in the fields of law, criminology and social theory. My first teaching position was at Warwick University where I taught criminal law and criminology. I moved then to Brunel University, London, and then to Monash University. I joined Flinders University for the first time in 1997 as Foundation Professor of Legal Studies. Between 2009 and 2012, I held the position of Executive Director, Centre for Transnational Crime Prevention, University of Wollongong. I re-joined Flinders in late 2012 to take up my current position.

Professor of Law at the University of South Australia, outgoing President of ANZSOC

Professor Rick Sarre

Rick Sarre is Professor of Law at the University of South Australia. As Professor of Law, Professor Sarre teaches Media Law, Sports Law, Business Law and Criminology.

He currently serves as President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. Professor Sarre is also on the board of Directors of the International Police Executive Symposium.

Professor Sarre has a Doctorate of Legal Science from the University of Canberra, a Master of Arts (Criminology) from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and an Honorary Doctorate from Umeå University, Sweden, an institution he has collaborated with in research and teaching for over a decade.

Professor Sarre’s research specialises in criminology and policing studies. He is widely published and is the author of two books, Leisure Time and the Law (1987) and Uncertainties and Possibilities: A discussion of Selected Criminal Justice Issues in Contemporary Australia (1994) and the co-author ofThe Law of Private Security in Australia with Tim Prenzler. Professor Sarre has taught overseas at Graceland University, Iowa USA, and Umeå University in Sweden.

Professor Sarre has won numerous teaching awards including one from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2008). Professor Sarre has also won multiple competitive research grants from both the Australian Research Council and the Criminology Research Council. His research awards include theResearch Excellence Award from the Division of Business(2006), joint winner of the Anne Hawke Prize for best article published in the Division of Business and Enterprise (2000), and winner of theElbert A Smith Award for the best article in 1999 from the Herald Publishing House (USA) (2000).

Professor Sarre has been the Chair of Academic Board at the University of South Australia since January 2011.

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