Professor Kerry Carrington

Professor Kerry Carrington is a world-recognised researcher on gender inequality, violence against women prevention, access to justice, domestic violence in rural Australia, and the history of women’s police stations in Latin America. She headed QUT School of Justice for more than a decade before concentrating on research in Southern Criminology, a discipline she helped found. She is a founding editor of The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.


Professor Kerry Carrington

‘Eliminating violence against women is a fundamental condition of gender equality.’

‘Criminalisation of domestic violence has not worked. Police responders persistently fail victims of domestic violence: by not believing them, siding with the perpetrator, not taking their complaints seriously, or blaming them for their own predicament. Women who are victims of DV need a remedy beyond criminalisation. What that looks like we just don’t know and I want to find out what it could be.’

Find out more about the Preventing Gender Violence project.



Projects


Books by Kerry Carrington

The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South

Carrington, Kerry, Hogg, Russell, Scott, John, Sozzo, Maximo (2018) The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South Palgrave Handbooks.
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Feminism and Global Justice: New Directions in Critical Criminology

Carrington, Kerry (2015) Feminism and global justice New Directions in Critical Criminology.
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Key papers and research by Kerry Carrington

Pierobom de Ávila, Thago, Yamamoto, Aline, de Faria, Cristina, McCullock, Jude, Carrington, Kerry (2021) Reflections on prevention policies for gender based violence against women and girls: Debates in Brazil and Australia [eprints.qut.edu.au/208168/]
Bull, Melissa, Watson, Danielle, Anan, Sara, Carrington, Kerry (2021) Women and policing in the South Pacific: A pathway towards gender-inclusive organizational reform Police Practice and Research, 22 (1), pp.389-408. [eprints.qut.edu.au/203421/]
Carrington, Kerry, Guala, Natacha, Puyol, Maria Victoria, Sozzo, Maximo (2020) Cómo las Comisarias de la Mujer empodera a las mujeres, amplía el acceso a la justicia y previene la violencia de género (How women's police stations amplify access to justice and prevent gender violence) International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 9 (1), pp.42-67. [eprints.qut.edu.au/199485/]
Carrington, Kerry, Hogg, Russell, Scott, John, Sozzo, Maximo (2018) The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South Palgrave Handbooks. [eprints.qut.edu.au/115607/]
Carrington, Kerry, Hogg, Russell, Sozzo, Maximo (2016) Southern criminology British Journal of Criminology, 56 (1), pp.1-20. [eprints.qut.edu.au/87524/]
Carrington, Kerry (2015) Feminism and global justice New Directions in Critical Criminology. [eprints.qut.edu.au/74728/]
Carrington, Kerry, McIntosh, Alison, Scott, John (2010) Globalization, frontier masculinities and violence: booze, blokes and brawls British Journal of Criminology, 50 (3), pp.393-413. [eprints.qut.edu.au/29763/]

Impact

coal mining equipmentOur researchers work with government and industry to improve laws and policy.

Kerry Carrington’s research exposed the devastating effects of fly-in, fly-out practices in mining towns, resulting in a ban on 100% FIFO operations in Queensland.

The Dark Side of the Boom

 

 


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  • Professor Kerry Carrington

    Program Leader, Access to Justice

    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...