Criminology

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).

Download the ANU Bachelor of Criminology Flyer (588 KB) and the 2020 Criminology Handbook

The Criminology Program Leader and Criminology Honours Convenor is Professor Meredith Rossner and the Bachelor of Criminology Convenor is Dr Adam Masters 

Current Research

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)

Our affiliations

People

Professor Lorana Bartels

Professor Lorana Bartels

Professor of Criminology

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods

146 Ellery Crescent, RSSS Building - Level 3. Acton ACT 2601

Lorana.Bartels@anu.edu.au

+61 2 6125 1279

https://researchers-anu-edu-au.virtual.anu.edu.au/researchers/bartels-l

Dr Emily Corner

Dr Emily Corner

Senior Lecturer

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods

146 Ellery Crescent, RSSS Building - Level 3. Acton, ACT 2601

emily.corner@anu.edu.au

02 6215 4738

https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/haddican-e

Dr Katie Curchin

Dr Katie Curchin

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods

146 Ellery Crescent, RSSS Building - Level 4. Acton, ACT 2601

katherine.curchin@anu.edu.au

+61 2 6125 6685

https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/curchin-kg

Professor Matthew Manning

Professor Matthew Manning

Professor

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods

146 Ellery Crescent, RSSS Building - Level 4. Acton, ACT 2601

Matthew.Manning@anu.edu.au

+61 2 6125 3880

Dr Adam Masters BA (Hons) PhD

Dr Adam Masters BA (Hons) PhD

Lecturer / Bachelor of Criminology Convenor

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods

146 Ellery Crescent, RSSS Building - Level 3. Acton, ACT 2601

adam.masters@anu.edu.au

+61 2 6125 0787

https://researchers-anu-edu-au.virtual.anu.edu.au/researchers/masters-ab

Professor Meredith Rossner

Professor Meredith Rossner

Professor of Criminology / Criminology Program Leader / Criminology Honours Convenor

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods

146 Ellery Crescent, RSSS Building - Level 3. Acton, ACT 2601

meredith.rossner@anu.edu.au

+61 2 6125 0787

https://researchers-anu-edu-au.virtual.anu.edu.au/researchers/rossner-m

Dr Helen Taylor

Dr Helen Taylor

Research Manager

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods
Dr Gabriel  Wong

Dr Gabriel Wong

Lecturer

Criminology Program

Centre for Social Research and Methods

146 Ellery Crescent, RSSS Building - Level 3. Acton, ACT 2601

gabriel.wong@anu.edu.au

02 6125 4414

https://researchers-anu-edu-au.virtual.anu.edu.au/researchers/wong-tw

Adjuncts

Professor Shane Johnson

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

Professor Richard Wortley

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

Updated:  7 December 2017/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications