I was watching Q&A a few weeks ago which was quite a random show at best, filmed live in Australian cities with a live audience. In Australia, there are articles everyday on mainstream news-sites about terrorism - more specifically about ISIS. On Q&A, one suggestion by a male panel member was to create programs to discourage... Continue Reading →
Homes for the homeless: ‘The surprisingly simple way Utah solved chronic homelessness and saved millions’
Hello! Just wanted to share this amazing article, which is inspiring but also a little depressing at the same time! 'Utah have taken a Housing First approach in tackling crime since 2004. It's now years later. And these days, Mr Walker says, the state saves $US8000 ($10,271) per homeless person in annual expenses. And now, the... Continue Reading →
‘Gee Officer Krupke’ and Juvenile Delinquency
I was in the car yesterday, and 'Gee Officer Krupke' from West Side Story started playing on my car stereo. It’s a brilliant song about Juvenile Delinquency - sums up the whole theory around what causes JD in a very tidy time of approximately 4 minutes. At the start of the song, Action, the leader of the... Continue Reading →
Why Culture Counts in Criminology
In my second post, I talked about what Criminology is: 'Basically it’s the study of crime – who causes, why and how to prevent it. Then the idea is that you can use that information once you are employed to better understand and respond to crime, and prevent it in the future.' Without something being deemed... Continue Reading →
Laneway Learning! Suggestions for classes?
Hello everyone! Just a short note to say apologies for the delay in posts - I've recently returned to work after breaking 3 bones in my back last year, and my energy levels have taken a while to build back up. As I'm a blogging newbie I haven't worked out how to autocue posts, but... Continue Reading →
The Travelling Criminologist travels to….Frankston!
This week the travelling criminologist travelled to….Frankston. Only 35 minutes on the freeway from my house, and is located near the beach. I discovered a brilliant example of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques used by department store Target. While at Frankston shopping centre, which recently went under a rebuild, I trotted past Target... Continue Reading →
Criminology – TED-talks
Welcome back! I’d like to share some of my favourite TED talks in regards to crime and criminology. The talks are intended for any audience, so everyone can listen with no prior subject matter knowledge. TED stands for Technology Entertainment and Design, and has grown out of a conference dedicated to these ideas. Now, TED... Continue Reading →
Getting a job in Criminology – A Parole Office’s Experience
Hello there! This is a quick post to share how a friend from University got a gig working in the Criminology field, and is a really good example of transitioning straight to working in the field. I sent Anna* a message asking her how she'd ended up working in the field, and here was her... Continue Reading →
So What Exactly is Criminology?
Hello! Welcome back. In this blog post, I thought I’d start with the basics, and talk about what Criminology actually is. This post is inspired by a few messages I’ve received recently, asking from friends how to go about being a criminologist too, so I’ve taken those questions and answered them here. Disclaimer: This was... Continue Reading →
Welcome! First Blog Post on the Travelling Criminologist
Hello! And welcome to the blog! I'm Emma, a qualified criminologist from Melbourne, Australia. I've called this blog the Travelling Criminologist as have the degree, and I like to travel. Clever huh? ;). I'm starting this blog to explain what criminology is, and make it more easy to understand and to get it talked about more!... Continue Reading →
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