Criminology at the ANU is multidisciplinary. We have a world-class reputation for high-quality research in crime and justice. Undergraduate students can study Criminology as part of our flagship Bachelor of Criminology program, or as a Major or Minor within the Bachelor of Arts. We also offer an Honours degree in Criminology and we supervise PhD students on criminological topics.
We bring together experts from across the university in sociology, psychology, law, political science, demography, social policy, computer science, economics and other areas.
Our aim is to engage nationally and internationally on the frontiers of crime and justice by focusing on key issues that shape modern crime and justice policy. We push boundaries in how we conceptualise, understand, and evaluate crime to improve outcomes for ordinary citizens.
We offer opportunities for faculty to collaborate with our international partners at UCL Department of Security and Crime Science (University College London), Nanjing University (China), Indiana University (Bloomington, USA) and NTU (Singapore).
We are a multidisciplinary and multi-method group of empirical scholars who conduct research on various aspects of crime and criminal justice. Recent areas of research include:
- Corruption (Adam Masters)
- Courts and sentencing (Lorana Bartels, Meredith Rossner, Helen Taylor)
- Criminal justice policy and policy-making (Gabriel Wong, Matt Manning, Lorana Bartels)
- Drugs and crime (Gabriel Wong, Matt Manning)
- Economic analysis of crime (Matt Manning, Gabriel Wong)
- Indigenous policy (Katie Curchin)
- Indigenous people’s experience of the justice system (Lorana Bartels, Helen Taylor)
- Organised crime (Adam Masters)
- Prisons and parole (Lorana Bartels)
- Restorative justice (Meredith Rossner)
- Technology and the justice system (Meredith Rossner)
- Terrorist threats and terrorism (Emily Corner, Helen Taylor)
- Therapeutic jurisprudence (Lorana Bartels)
- Welfare and Social Policy (Katie Curchin)
- Women’s experience of the justice system (Lorana Bartels)
Professor and Director of the Dawes Centre for Future Crime at UCL
Research and publications: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/jill-dando-institute/about-us/people/academic-staff/shane-johnson
Director at the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science / Professor at the University of Waikato
Research and publications: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/jill-dando-institute/about-us/people/academic-staff/richard-wortley