PhD, B Arts (Hons)
Lecturer, OUA, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Simon Little received a Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honours at Griffith University in 2005, where his thesis was focused on the efficacy of formal police cautioning as a pre-court diversionary measure for young people. His current research has continued this focus on youth justice, particularly the efficacy of diversion, police decision-making, and Indigenous youth justice. He has undertaken research on two projects, funded by the Criminological Research Council and Queensland Government. These projects focused on police decision-making concerning how young people are processed and the effectiveness of diversionary processing options for youth.
Current teaching areas
Coordinator for the suite of School of Criminology and Criminal Justice courses offered online through Open Universities Australia.
Previous teaching areas and interests include:
- Youth and indigenous justice;
- Research methods;
- Crime prevention; and
- Evaluation research.
- Allard, T., Stewart, A., Chrzanowski, A., Ogilvie, J., Birks, D., and Little, S. 2010. Police diversion of young offenders and Indigenous over-representation. Trends and Issues in Crime and Justice, no. 390, 1-6.
- Little, S., and Allard, T. (under review). Preventing Reoffending: System Responses. In A. Stewart, T. Allard and S. Dennison (Eds.) Evidence Based Policy and Practice in Juvenile Justice. Federation Press.
- Little, S., Allard, T., Stewart, A., and Chrzanowski, A. 2010. Diversion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young People in Queensland: The Impact, Use and Alternatives to Existing Diversionary Measures in Addressing Indigenous Over-Representation. Report to the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
- Allard, T., Stewart, A., Chrzanowski, A., Ogilvie, J., Birks, D., and Little, S. 2009. The Use and Impact of Police Diversion for Reducing Indigenous Over-Representation. Report to the Criminological Research Council.
- Little, S., Allard, T., and Stewart, A. September, 2010. Police cautioning in Queensland. Presented at: Queensland Law Society Seminar: Children's Law. Brisbane.
- Little, S. March, 2010. Police decision-making with young offenders in Queensland: The effects of legal factors on the decision to divert. Presented at Crime Stats Network Meeting, Department of Premier and Cabinet.
- Little, S., Allard, T., and Stewart, A. November 2009. Police decision-making with young offenders in Queensland: The effects of legal and extra-legal factors on the decision to divert. Presented at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Crime and Justice Challenges in the 21st century: Victims, Offenders and Communities. Perth, Western Australia.