Deakin University

7th July, 2017

What happened in 2017?

Student Papers

We featured 25 papers from Honours, Masters, and PhD students, canvassing a wide range of topics including gender-based violence, penal populism, race and migration, young people in the criminal justice system, and law reform.

Thanks to generous support from RMIT University, a series of prizes were awarded to the best student papers, including:

  • Best Honours student abstract: Joshua Seagrave (Deakin University)
  • Best Masters student abstract: Alyssa Sigamoney (RMIT University)
  • Best Doctoral student abstract: Tess Bartlett (Monash University)
  • Best presentation (Room A): 
  • Best presentation (Room B): 

Keynote Address

Professor Rosemary Barbaret (John Jay College of Criminal Justice) delivered a keynote address to close the conference. She spoke about the importance of international research, the need for criminology to expand beyond ethno- and anglophone centrism, and remaining critical of disciplinary assumptions.

Professional Development Panel

The professional development panel featured distinguished guests working in the field, speaking about how, when, and why criminological research can have an impact, both within and beyond academia.

In 2017 we were fortunate enough to hear from:

  • Amanda Dunn: Section Editor for Politics and Society, The Conversation
  • Jennifer Mashiter: Policy Officer in Police Policy and Governance, Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Dr Danielle Tyson: Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University


Click here to download the 2017 program.