The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is undergoing a major expansion, with the arrival next year of six new staff who will work at our two campuses. The School will grow to over 35 staff, with recent recruits coming from North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and of course Australia.
Professor James Byrne
Professor James Byrne comes to Griffith from the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He has been teaching at UMass, Lowell since 1984. Prof Byrne’s research interests include institutional culture, intermediate sanctions, offender re-entry, violent crime, and the effectiveness of various forms of offender treatment and control, and he will take up a position as Professor in Corrections from January 2013.
Associate Professor Lisa Broidy
Associate Professor Lisa Broidy will be joining Griffith University from the Department of Sociology at University of New Mexico where she is the Director of the Institute for Social Research. Dr Broidy’s research interests include gender and crime/female offending, etiology of crime, crime through the life course, domestic violence and offender re-entry. Dr Broidy will be joining Griffith in mid 2013.
Dr Jeffrey Ackerman
Dr Jeffrey Ackerman’s research interests include crime and deviance, quantitative methods and social psychology. Dr Ackerman will join Griffith University in mid 2013 from the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University.
Dr Christine Bond
Dr Christine Bond will be joining Griffith University in February 2013 from The School of Justice Studies at QUT. Dr Bond’s research focuses on criminal justice decision-making, sentencing, race/ethnicity and gender, youth, crime & justice and quantitative research methods.
Dr Tim Hart
Dr Tim Hart’s research areas of interest in include survey research, applied statistics, geographic information systems (GIS), and victimization. Dr Hart comes to Griffith from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he is the Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Crime Statistics. Dr Hart will be joining Griffith in early 2013.
Dr Samantha Jeffries
Dr Samantha Jeffries’s research areas of interest include women’s crime and criminal justice issues, masculinities, crime and criminal justice, criminal court practices and decision making and sex industry. Dr Jeffries comes to Griffith from the School of Justice Studies at QUT. She will be joining us in February 2013.