Three Minute Thesis Competition
Criminology Student Presentations
The 3MT is held at many universities across Australia and New Zealand, culminating in a Trans-Tasman 3MT event held in October 2015. The competition aims to professionally develop the presentation and research communication skills of all participants, honing their ability to effectively explain their research in a language that can be comprehended by a non-specialist audience.
This year three Criminology PhD students and one Criminology Honours student entered into the 3MT Competition to represent the School of Criminology. For more information about the 3MT competition visit: www.griffith.edu.au/three-minute-thesis-competition
Griffith University Criminology PhD Candidate & 3MT semi-finalist
In the contemporary criminal justice system, most defendants plead guilty. Yet historically, most criminal cases went to trail before a jury. Lisa's research draws on historical data from the Supreme Court, criminal case files, and newspaper reports to explore how and why the guilty plea came to dominate the prosecution process in Australian criminal courts.
Griffith University Criminology Honours student & 3MT entrant
Cyber fraud victimisation and strategies for prevention: Conceptualising online users vulnerability, perceptions and concerns of victimisation, and the use of self-protective behaviours.
Griffith University Criminology PhD Candidate & 3MT entrant
Subjecting the same families to repeated child protection investigations is stressful for those families and is expensive for governments. Research has shown which families are most often affected, but to reduce rates of repeated child protection involvement, we need to understand and align the priorities of decision makers throughout the child protection system.
Griffith University Criminology PhD Student & 3MT entrant
Emily's thesis examines guardianship in the Brisbane suburbs. She is interested in understanding how local residents can act to prevent crime for occurring. This talk covers how we can build safe streets and houses to naturally facilitate supervision behaviour to deter burglary.