Historical Criminology: Australian and New Zealand Perspectives


A special issue of International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy  has been published.

Victoria Nagy (University of Tasmania) and Thomas Kehoe (The University of Melbourne) have curated a set of articles that bring history and criminology together and remind scholars of “how much there is for us in criminology to learn, explore and utilise if we turn our attention to the past” (Nagy and Kehoe 2023).

In this special issue Historical Criminology: Australian and New Zealand Perspectives, the articles utilise a wide variety of data and analysis of topics that are relevant to us today: “incarceration and rehabilitation, border control and security, state corruption, and the need for a criminology to consider how it can better connect across disciplines and across audiences” (Nagy and Kehoe 2023). As well, there are common themes of resistance to colonisation, Indigenous forms of justice (Aotearoa) and for both countries, the symbolic importance to maintaining settler identity with England. 

Guest Editorial Volume 12(1) 2023

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Current Issue : Vol. 12 No. 1 (2023)

Published: 2023-03-01


Special Issue: Historical Criminology

  • Authors:Marinella Marmo, Evan Smith, Andrekos Varnava
  • Authors:Jessica Smith, Rob White

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Chief Editors:

Professor John Scott, QUT Centre for Justice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia and Dr David Rodríguez Goyes, University of Oslo, Norway

Book Reivew Editors: Professor Avi Brisman, Eastern Kentucky University, United States and Professor Marília de Nardin Budó, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC, Brazil

Journal Manager: Tracy Creagh, Office for Scholarly Communication, Queensland University of Technology, Australia