Critical Criminology: Guest Editors' Introduction


This issue of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy stems from selected papers delivered at the 2013 and 2014 Critical Criminology conferences convened in, respectively, Adelaide (Flinders University) and Melbourne (Monash University). This was the final occasion when the Critical Criminology event would be held in successive years. In future, this conference will alternate with the Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference (hosted biennially by the Queensland University of Technology). As guest editors and the conferences’ facilitators, we examined the abstracts across both events and listened to as many speakers as possible with the view to inviting submissions from a mix of Australian and international delegates, including a selection of postgraduate and early career researchers.

The papers published in this issue provide solid evidence of not only the liveliness of critical criminological thought, but also its relevance to the twenty-first century problems besetting various governments and communities around the world.

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Published: 2016-03-01
Pages:1 to 4
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How to Cite
Flynn, A. and Halsey, M. (2016) “Critical Criminology: Guest Editors’ Introduction”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5(1), pp. 1-4. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v5i1.297.

Author Biographies

Lecturer in Criminology

Professor Halsey first joined the Law School in 2000. From 2005 to 2007 he taught criminology at the University of Melbourne. His areas of interest include youth offending, repeat incarceration and desistance from crime and he has received three successive Australian Research Council grants enabling study of these and related issues.
Professor Halsey has undertaken consultancies for state and local government in areas ranging across graffiti vandalism, restorative and therapeutic justice, mentoring and serious repeat youth offending. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation (Routledge) and the International Journal for Crime and Justice. Mark also served on the Social Inclusion Board, Department of Premier and Cabinet, South Australian Government. In 2012, he was awarded a four year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for the project Generations Through Prison: A Critical Exploration of the Causes, Experiences and Consequences of Intergenerational Incarceration.