Combining knowledge and expertise for remarkable research

Founded in 2015, the Griffith Criminology Institute represents a culmination of the knowledge and expertise of criminology, crime and justice scholars from across the University. Collectively, they are one of the largest, most vibrant and high-performing criminology communities in the world.

Industry and International Advisory Board

International and Industry representation:

  • Chair: Professor Toni Makkai, Emeritus Professor, Australian National University
  • Professor Gloria Laycock, University College London.
  • Mr Neil Redfern, National Loss Prevention and Sales Compliance Manager, Optus.
  • Judge Orazio (Ray) Rinaudo, Chief Magistrate, Queensland Magistrates Court.
  • Professor Sally Simpson, University of Maryland.
  • Commissioner Ian Stewart, Queensland Police Service.
  • Commissioner Peter Martin, Queensland Corrective Services.
  • Dr. Don Weatherburn, Director, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Industry and International Advisory Board Members (ex-officio):

  • Professor Janet Ransley, Director, Griffith Criminology Institute (ex-officio).
  • Associate Professor Susan Dennison, Deputy Director, Griffith Criminology Institute (ex-officio).
  • Professor Gerry Docherty, Dean of Research, Griffith University (ex-officio).
  • Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor Arts, Education and Law (ex-officio).
  • Associate Professor Michael Townsley, Head of School, Griffith University (ex-officio).
  • Ms Melanie Gunn (Secretary)

Executive Leadership Team

  • Professor Janet Ransley
  • Associate Professor Melissa Bull
  • Associate Professor Susan Dennison
  • Professor Mark Finnane
  • Professor Paul Mazerolle
  • Dr Danielle Reynald
  • Associate Professor John Rynne
  • Matthew Browne
  • Melanie Gunn

Our research

Our remarkable research is making a mark in the criminology field.

Griffith Youth Forensic Service

We aim to prevent youth sexual violence and abuse through state-of the-art knowledge and the delivery of best practice interventions

Tony Fitzgerald lecture series

An annual lecture committed to maintaining Tony Fitzgerald’s anti-corruption legacy.

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