Activities and outcomes

Southern Criminology Workshop: Argentina, 2018

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Juridical Sciences, National University of the Littoral (UNL) co-hosted the Southern Criminology Workshop on 7-9 November 2018 in Santa Fe, Argentina.

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Project: preventing gendered violence

QUT’s Professor Kerry Carrington and Professor Máximo Sozzo of UNL received a $228,951 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant for their project, Preventing gendered violence: lessons from the global south. 

The project will study the establishment of police stations for women in Argentina as a key element to preventing gendered violence. The researchers aim to discover the extent to which these interventions prevent gendered violence, and identify aspects that could be developed in Australia.

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The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South

Professor Kerry Carrington, Adjunct Professor Russell Hogg, Professor John Scott and Professor Máximo Sozzo published a landmark book: The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South.

This is the first comprehensive collection of its kind, addressing the problem of knowledge production in criminology, and redressing the global imbalance with an original focus on the Global South.

International journal

A special edition of QUT’s International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy was published on the topic of Southern Criminology in March 2017.  The issue features work from eight members of the Criminology theme.

The group is involved in a project to include regular translations of Latin American criminology in the journal and will extend this to Spanish and Portuguese translations of Australian work.

Meeting: Cairns, Australia, 2017

Members of the Criminology theme met in Cairns on 13 July 2017.

The meeting coincided with the international conference Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South, co-hosted by QUT Centre for Justice and the Asian Society of Criminology. The conference provided an ideal forum backdrop, with over 250 participants from twenty-seven countries.

John Scott and Victor Minichiello chaired the meeting, with 16 attendees from:

  • QUT
  • UNL
  • University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • University of Brazil
  • Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo (Mexico)

The group discussed initiatives such as:

  • broadening the project beyond the scope of Argentina so as to include other Latin American nations
  • strengthening relations through staff and student exchanges and seeking sponsorship to find such exchanges.

Collaboration with Occupational therapy/ disability

We have identified opportunities for collaboration with the Occupational therapy/disability theme, around corrections in rural areas and social justice issues associated with prisoners and supporting women and men working as sex workers. This includes a health promotion program around pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and HIV testing.

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