More than 100 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students took to the stage as they graduated from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice this week.

“We wish those who have graduated every success in their future careers,” said Head of School, Associate Professor Janet Ransley.

“Our PhD graduates are entering a variety of fields around the world, preparing the next generation of criminological researchers for an international and national stage,” she said.

Criminology PhD graduates

Drs Li Eriksson, Alice Hutchings, Ross Harvey, Samantha Batchelor, Nada Ibrahim and Ingrid McGuffog celebrated their milestone at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice reception following the ceremony.

Dr McGuffog is taking up an academic position in the Department ofCriminal Justice at The College at Brockport in New York while Dr Hutchings works as a Senior Research Analyst at the Australian Institute of Criminology, Australia’s premier government crime research agency.

Dr Eriksson and Dr Ibrahim have been offered post-doctoral fellowships to continue their research. Dr Ibrahim has received funding by the Canadian Observatory. She will be researching whether Muslim women’s experiences with the criminal justice system (police and family courts) in Australia deter them from reporting their experiences of intimate partner violence.

Dr Batchelor is working with the Benevolent Society. She is currently evaluating Early Years Centres, where children andfamilies can access integrated early childhood education and care, parenting and family support, and selected health services in one location.

Dr Harvey’s Phd examined measures to reduce methamphetamine problems in Australia.

Doctoral research included:

– Ross Harvey: A case-study of policy transfer: Examining the national roll-out of ProjectSTOP

– Li Eriksson: Male Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Homicide: A General Strain Theory Explanation

– Ingrid McGuffog: Drug Use, Policy and Control: Evaluating the Impact of Precurson Regulation on Drug Use Behaviour

– Samantha Batchelor: Relationships Between Parent Involvement and the Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Children: What Matters? For Whom Does it Matter? How Does it Work?

– Nada Ibrahim: Intimate partner violence in the Australian Muslim community: Exploring attitudes/beliefs and direct involvement

– Alice Hutchings: Computer Crime


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