Professor Matthew Manning

Professor Matthew Manning

Position: Professor
School and/or Centres: Criminology Program


Phone: +61 2 6125 3880

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


B Com (Econ) MA (Hons) PhD

Professor Manning is a criminological economist and future crimes scholar. As well as forecasting how new technologies can be exploited by criminals, Professor Manning studies which policing strategies really work. As a future crimes scholar he is committed to advancing knowledge about: (1) why individuals commit future crimes; (2) the processes that can be adopted to make committing future crimes more difficult and less rewarding; and (3) the tools that assist government and industry in making strategic economic decisions that create efficiency and enhance return on investment. His work in this area has contributed to the development of theories for identifying where and how individuals commit these forms of crime, processes that minimise insider threat, and tools that provide economic evidence that assist in policy decision making.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Futures Crimes and Prevention
  • Money laundering
  • Economics of Crime

Courses Taught:

Professor Manning currently teaches:

  • CRIM2000 The Illicit Economy
  • CRIM3001/6001 Professional Perspectives on Crime and Prevention

He previously taught the courses: Crime Prevention: Community and Developmental Approaches; White Collar Crime and Regulation; Economic Analysis and Policy; Criminal Behaviour; Intermediate Microeconomics; Introductory Micro- and Macroeconomics; The Economics of Crime; Quantitative Social Research Methods; Statistics for Social Research.


  • Future Crimes
  • Money laundering and terrorism financing
  • Insider threat mitigation
  • The use of AI techniques in the prevention of crime
  • The economics of crime and enforcement

Manning, M., Payne, J., Fleming, C., Makkai, T. (2015-2016). Determining the cost of alcohol to law enforcement. National Drug and Law Enforcement Research Fund.

Manning, M., Fleming, C., Homel, R., & Miller, A. (2014-2016). Evaluation, Aboriginal Children and Family Justice Project. Funded by Jesuit Social Services, Victoria.

Gray, M., Biddle, N., Manning, M., Bray, R., Kellard, K., Owen, C., Paddon, H. (2016-2017). Evaluation of the Outsourcing Pilot of Comcare Claims. Department of Employment, Commonwealth of Australia.

Manning, M. (2016). Review of the WSIPP Model. NSW Treasury and the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

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