Element: Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security
Work type: Fixed term (4.5 years)
The Centre: The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) was established in 2007 under the ARC Centre of Excellence special initiative to boost policing and security research capability in Australia. CEPS extensive network of industry and international partners provide a critical framework for researchers and students to undertake highly innovative, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research internationally and nationally, enriching the research and policy impact and outcomes of research. CEPS research leadership shapes policy and practice reform to strength the security and wellbeing of Australia.
The position is funded by an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship grant (2013-18). The ‘Prosecution Project’ provides an unparalleled opportunity to investigate the successes, failures and limits of the criminal trial in Australia from the colonial era to the post-war decades. Using the rich resources of Australian archives, it will provide enduring foundational knowledge of Australian criminal justice in its historical and international context. The research team conducting the project includes the Laureate Fellow, two Research Fellows, two PhD scholars, and other research support staff. The project team will also work closely with research partners in criminal justice and legal history within the Centre and with research collaborators in other universities in Australia and elsewhere. Continue reading
Griffith University is offering two PhD Scholarships (for commencement before end of 2014), to train a new generation of historical researchers in inter-disciplinary approaches to criminal justice.
The two PhD Scholarships will be part of the ARC Laureate Fellowship project team to be led by Professor Mark Finnane. The ‘Prosecution Project’ will investigate the successes, failures and limits of the criminal trial in Australia from the colonial era to the post-war decades. Using the rich resources of Australian archives, it will provide an enduring foundational knowledge of Australian criminal justice in its historical and international context.
The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security (CEPS) was established in 2007 under the ARC Centre of Excellence special initiative to boost policing and security research capability in Australia. The CEPS extensive network of industry and international partners provides a critical framework for researchers and students to undertake highly innovative, inter-disciplinary and collaborative research internationally and nationally, enriching the research and policy impact and outcomes of research. CEPS research leadership shapes policy and practice reform to strength the security and wellbeing of Australia.
Successful applicants will have an appropriate Honours 1 or high 2A (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a relevant social sciences or humanities discipline (especially history, law and criminology). The candidate will be enrolled full-time.
The stipend is valued at AUD $29,844 per year (tax free), and an additional $5,000 top-up scholarship – a total of AUD 34,844 per year. The scholarship will be awarded for four years. Research allowance will be made available by the enrolling school. Students can also apply on a competitive basis for additional funds up to AUD $3,000 for conference presentations and approved research activities. Successful international students will be awarded a tuition scholarship and have their international student tuition fee waived.
How to apply:
To apply, begin by consulting the CEPS website www.ceps.edu.au and contact Professor Mark Finnane. Applications must be submitted online at griffith.edu.au/hdr/apply-now
Closing date: Midnight (AEST) 30 April 2014.
For further research project-related enquiries, please contact Professor Mark Finnane on (07) 37351032 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop at Aston University on Thursday 19th December: “Investigative Interviewing through an Interpreter”, targeted specifically at police officers and legal professionals. In the light of the EU Directive which recently came into force in October 2013, there will be new obligations for police officers to provide quality interpreting as well as translation services. This year we will be performing role plays with experienced interpreters to demonstrate and highlight how interviewing through an interpreter is a complex activity which requires specialised training. Speakers for the day will include Dr Krzysztof Kredens, Dr Yvonne Fowler and Dr Nicci MacLeod.
Contact: John Pollard
Centre for Forensic Linguistics
School of Languages and Social Sciences
Birmingham B4 7ET
Element: Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Work type: Fixed term (two years)
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Global Centre for Evidence-based Corrections and Sentencing (GCECS), Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University, is searching for one Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to become part of a collaborative corrections and sentencing research team (start date negotiable but no later than January 2014).
This is a fixed term (two years), full time position based at the Mt Gravatt campus.
The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will work at the GCECS as part of a team conducting a variety of adult and juvenile corrections and sentencing research projects, including Queensland-focused research on correctional performance measurement, and selected comparative research projects conducted in collaboration with our global research consortium partners.
The Fellow will work autonomously based on direction provided by the Centre Director, and will contribute to the intellectual thrust of the GCECS. The role will include day-to-day management of one specific research project, and the supervision of casual research assistants. Continue reading
In Redefining Rape, Professor Estelle Freedman of Stanford University explores not only the ways in which rape has defined citizenship throughout American history but also how aspiring citizens have tried, repeatedly, to redefine rape. Long before second-wave feminists adopted an anti-rape platform, generations of women’s rights and racial-justice advocates rejected the narrow understanding of rape as a brutal attack on a chaste, unmarried, white woman by a stranger, often depicted as a black man.
Freedman shows how these critiques exposed the ways that white men’s freedom to be sexually coercive or violent lay at the heart of their political power. The modern civil rights and feminist movements, she points out, continue to grapple with both the insights and the dilemmas of these first campaigns to redefine rape in American law and culture.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wollman Hall (B500), Eugene Lang College
65 West 11th Street, New York, NY
Yesterday, Samoa’s new Narcotics Lab was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi. The ceremony was presided over by the Attorney-General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai. The new laboratory is located at the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa, and is presently equipped with capabilities to test for marijuana, but this capacity will be increased in the future to other drugs. The Australian government has contributed to the funding of the new lab. The new lab will strengthen the abilities of the Samoa police with regards to enforcement of drug laws. I attended the opening with the Ombudsman, Maiava Iulai Toma, and my counterpart, Hai-Yuean Tualima, who is the Human Rights Education and Communications Officer here in the Office of the Ombudsman.
Pictured here are: Ombudsman, Maiava Iulai Toma, Hai-Yuean Tualima, (Human Rights Education and Communications Officer) and me outside the lab. View of the audience gathered for the opening, including the Australian High Commissioner Dr Stephen Henningham in orange in the front row. The Attorney-General and the Prime Minister.
- Crowd assembled for the ceremony (with the High Com giving me a bit of a cheeky grin there in the front row!)