Professor Kerry Carrington

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Program Leader, Access to Justice

PhD (Macquarie University)

Professor Kerry Carrington is a research professor in the QUT Centre for Justice. Prior to this she was the Head of School of Justice from 2009. She is a Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Senior Counsellor of the Asian Criminological Society, and former Vice Chair of the Division of Critical Criminology, American Society of Criminology. She is the founding Co-Chief Editor of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Pacific Rim Editor of Critical Criminology and International editorial board member of the British Society of Criminology’s flagship journal – Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Feminist Criminology. Her research on the social and criminological impact of mining has led to significant change in the approvals for mining development in Qld. In 2014 Kerry Carrington received the American Society of Criminology, Division of Women and Crime 2103 Distinguished Scholar Award in recognition of her contributions to the study and analysis of young women, crime and youth justice which spans 30 years. In 2014 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology (Division of Critical Criminology). In 2011 her co-publication, “Resource Boom Underbelly: The criminological impact of mining” won the 2012 Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for the best publication in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. In 2018 she co-edited the Palgrave Handbook in Criminology and the Global South, a landmark 50 chapter volume, described by Raewyn Connell as revolutionary. She has an ARC DP grant to study how women’s police stations in Latin America prevent gendered violence and another to research how to improve the Policing of Gender Violence in the Global South.

Professor Carrington has an extensive record of externally funded research activity and a wide variety of criminological and sociological research interests, including

  • Southern Criminology
  • Women’s Police Stations Latin America
  • Youth justice and girls’ violence
  • Gendered violence
  • Global justice and human rights

Find out more about Kerry Carrington’s research and impact.