12th Annual ANZSOC Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Conference

The 12th Annual ANZSOC Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference (PECRC) will be held on Tuesday 4 December, the day before the 31st Annual ANZSOC Conference, in the William Macmahon Ball Theatre (Room 107) at the University of Melbourne.

This is a great opportunity to network with fellow students, along with more senior academics and research professionals. It will showcase the innovative research currently being undertaken by students across Australia and New Zealand, while also incorporating expert-led sessions on issues of relevance to those in the early stages of their careers, including:

  • Engagement and public scholarship
  • Publication, thesis and postgraduate completion
  • Careers in (and out) of criminology

Provisional Program

The PECRC program overview below is provisional and will be updated as planning proceeds. Please check this page regularly.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

Room Arts West Atrium
08:00 – 09:00 PECRC Registration and arrival tea and coffee
Room Old Arts 122 (PLT)
09:00 – 09:15 PECRC Opening
Topic Criminal justice policy Criminology and the media 1 Gender, crime and criminal justice Reimagining the social bodies
Room Old Arts 122 (PLT) Old Arts 107 Old Arts 155 Old Arts 129

Doing Time: Neuroscience and Custodial Sentencing

Armin Alimardani

Digital Vigilante: Facebook Users’ Views on Online Naming and Shaming

Ruth Dunsby

State Recognition, Ontological Justice, and Transgender Children

Matthew Mitchell

An emotional attack: on how a counter-terrorism measure wields emotions for political purposes

Anna Nguyen


How do operational police approach their decision to refuse bail?

Cliff Sayer

‘Apex’ Anxiety: ‘African Gang Crime’, Moral Panic and Ontological Security in Contemporary Victoria

Billy Whitsed

The hate speech gap – The notable absence of laws criminalising gendered hate speech

Nicole Shackleton

Control Orders as a constitution of bodies and the state

Helena Gallacher


Restorative Justice: Over Researched and Under Utilised?

Isabella Clarke

“If you want us to report the truth, talk to us”. Interactions between the media and people bereaved through homicide.

Laura Wajnryb McDonald

Misogynist Hate Speech: Abuse on Social Media

Will Arpke Wales

The In(Visible) victim: Characterisations of Child Victims of Intrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Court of Australia

Isabella Conte


Policing the Borders: Australian and Indonesian Police Cooperation on Migration Control

Asher Hirsch

Uncovering Operation Sovereign Borders

Meg Randolph

Australian Cases of Female Offenders- How relevant are current classifications of serial murder.

Clare Preston

Black Skin, Bare Life: Carceral Spaces and the Migrant Body in Detention

Julie Youssef

10:15 – 10:30

A Qualitative Examination of the Risk Factor Prevention Paradigm in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Angus Lindsay

“We serve today for a better tomorrow”: DynCorp International and the privatisation of military humanitarianism

Alessandra Chinsen

The client identity; exploring the lived experiences of commercial sex consumers under decriminalisation

Shannon Mower

NGOs as Transitional Justice Actors: Qualitative Insights into the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia’s Victim Participation Scheme

James Nakis

Room Old Arts 122 (PLT)

Keynote Address – Anastasia Powell

Doing it all? Confessions of a Public, Feminist, Activist Criminologist

11:30 – 12:00 Morning Tea
Arts West Atrium
Topic Family and intimate-partner violence Criminology and the media 2 International perspectives Children and criminal justice
Room  Old Arts 122 (PLT) Old Arts 107 Old Arts 155 Old Arts 129
12:00 – 12:15

Remote Control: Technology-Facilitated Domestic Violence

Hadeel Al-Alosi

Invisible imprisonment: Government legitimacy in television news representations of riots in Victoria’s youth justice centres

Catherine Treloar

Criminolocal analysis of violent nature of protests in vuwani area, vhembe District of Limpopo province

Oda Ramusekene

Perceptions of the treatment of juveniles in the legal system

Barbara Smith

12:15 – 12:30

Family violence, systems abuse and Victoria’s intervention order system

Ellen Reeves

Artifical bodies and unreal violence

Briony Anderson

An investigation of the effectiveness of correctional centre-based vocational training programmes towards reducing recidivism; a case study of Middledrift correctional centre, Eastern Cape

Nosipho Mangesi

The interface between child protection and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds: a culturally sensitive approach.

Tina Tasiopoulos

12:30 – 12:45

Family violence perpetrator interventions in Victoria – Something new?

Jessica Burley

Nordic Noir – An exploration of cross-cultural discourse produced by foreign fictional crime television.

Haylie Parker

Women and Radicalization in Indonesia

Rayvinder Jit Singh Athwal

A Gender Analysis of Child-to-Parent Abuse

Cristina Tambasco

12:45 – 13:00

Intimate Partner Violence in LGBT+ Communities: An Exploration into the Types of Domestic Violence

Anne Marie Ionescu

“Since he’s admitted to it, I’d have thought Nathan Broad can be arrested now”: Social media spectatorship and Image-based sexual abuse

Ella Broadbent

Migrant Domestic Workers: Exploring Agency, Exploitation and Security in Singapore and Hong Kong

Shih Joo Tan

Laying blame: Popular understandings of consent and victimhood in cases of image-based sexual abuse among Australian youth

Aleisha Clark

13:00 – 13:15

Beyond the Penal Colony: Prison Abolition in Australia

Mary Kelly

Comparative analysis on public vigilantism: A case of Thulamela and Musina within Vhembe District in the Limpopo Province

Ndivho Percy Sithuga

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch
Arts West Atrium
Topic PECRC Session: Interdisciplinarity PECRC Session: Access and Academia PECRC Session: Presenting your Research with Social Agility
Room  Old Arts 122 (PLT) Old Arts 107 Old Arts 155
14:00 – 15:00


Larissa Sandy, Imogen Richards, Julie Evans

Access and Academia: Overcoming Challenges to Thesis Completion and Beyond 

Kate Burns, Chrissy Thompson, Robyn Oxley

 Presenting your Research with Social Agility

Jon Hopwood 

Topic Plenary panel: Writing and Publishing
Room Old Arts 122 (PLT)
15:00 – 16:30

Writing and Publishing


  • Jeff Ferrell
  • BIanca Fileborn
  • Yvonne Jewkes
  • Jules Willan
16:40 – 17:00 Prizes and Close
17:00 – 19:00 ANZSOC Conference Welcome Reception, University House

PECRC Registration

All presenters and participants are required to register for PECRC and meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

When registering for the PECRC online you can also book for the ANZSOC Conference at the same time.

More information about fees and inclusions for registering for the ANZSOC Conference can be found HERE.

Registration for the PECRC is only free for current members of ANZSOC, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences or the British Society of Criminology.


  • Free to attend


  • $50 incl GST
    *Non-member registration includes student membership to ANZSOC to June 2019 (valued at $85).

Registration includes:

  • PECRC Sessions on 4 December
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • ANZSOC Conference Pocket Program
  • Access to the ANZSOC delegate app

Monash University Postgraduate Prize

PECRC delegates will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the best presentation from lunchtime onwards, with the winner receiving the Monash University Postgraduate Prize.

The prize includes $250 and a certificate.

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