The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference promotes critical and analytical perspectives on crime and justice. The Conference fosters dialogue beyond traditional boundaries of the discipline of criminology, with theoretically informed and politically committed criminologists engaging with current issues in crime and crime control. The Conference showcases ground-breaking research of internationally renowned and widely published critical criminologists from Australia and New Zealand.

The Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney, in partnership with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney, hosted the Conference in 2010. The 2010 Proceedings are edited by Associate Professor Gail Mason, University of Sydney; Dr Murray Lee, University of Sydney; and Dr Sanja Milivojevic, University of Western Sydney.

Recent Submissions

  • The Law of the Ruler? 

    Cowdery, Nicholas (Sydney Institute of Criminology, 2011-05-17)
    The title of this article arises out of the misunderstanding that so long as there is a law, so long as the ruler (even a democratic one) has made valid law, then the rule of law operates. The question mark is intended to ...
  • Securing Nightlife: Media Representations of Public and Private Policing 

    Wadds, Phillip (Sydney Institute of Criminology, 2011-05-17)
    There is ongoing ambivalence concerning door staff and crowd controllers in the night-time economy (NTE). Expanded private security is often acknowledged as a legitimate solution to the fear people experience in relation ...
  • Felon Fights: Masculinity, Spectacle and Suffering 

    Tomsen, Stephen (Sydney Institute of Criminology, 2011-05-17)
    Felony Fights is a website and set of DVDs depicting ‘no rules’ combat between male former convicts and a range of opponents. In these, the spectacle of violence serves to obscure the profoundly unequal relations of power ...
  • Discourse of ‘Dysfunction’: Sentencing Narratives and the Construction of Indigenous Offending 

    Jeffries, Samantha; Bond, Christine (Sydney Institute of Criminology, 2011-05-17)
    Using a narrative analysis of judges sentencing remarks in South Australian higher courts, we explore whether broader discourses ‘dysfunction’ ‘disorganisation’, ‘deprivation’ and ‘pathology’ impact understandings of ...
  • Made to Order: A Preliminary Review of Crime Risk Assessments in New South Wales, Australia 

    Clancey, Garner (Sydney Institute of Criminology, 2011-05-17)
    In 2001, guidelines were introduced in New South Wales (NSW) to ensure that proposed developments/redevelopments of the built environment reflected key crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) principles. The ...

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