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Property, Labour and Legal Regulation: Dignity or Dependence? by Mark Findlay

Professor Mark Findlay of the Sydney Institute of Criminology has recently published the book
Property, Labour and Legal Regulation: Dignity or Dependence?

In this revealing comparative study, Professor Mark Findlay examines the problematic nexus between undervalued labour and vulnerable migration status in dis-embedded markets. It highlights the frustrations raised by timeless regulatory failure and the chronic complicity of private property arrangements in delivering unsustainable market engagement. Mark Findlay identifies the challenge for normative and functional foundations of equitable governance, by repositioning regulatory principle, to restore dignity to market relations.

Mark Book

Sydney Institute of Criminology members awarded ARC Discovery Project Grant

Judy Cashmore, Rita Shackel, Patrick Parkinson along with Nick Cowdery and Jane Goodman-Delahunty (CSU) and Martine Powell (Deakin) have been awarded $585,000 over 4 years for their Discovery Project Threshold Decisions in Determining Whether to Prosecute Child Sexual Abuse

2015 Crime Prevention Master Class a success!

The one-day Master Class was held on Friday 4 September 2015. The Master Class was designed to allow participants to hear findings from emerging research, as well as gain insight into the current policy landscape, on issues of importance to local communities. Guest presentations and workshops on the day were designed around three themes - alcohol-related assault, domestic violence and graffiti & street art.

Enrolments in the Master Class exceeded expectations with more than 30 participants attending from metropolitan and regional New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. Participants represented a diverse range of interests, with Police officers from three states, a number of NSW local government crime prevention and community safety officers, representatives of Queensland licensed premises, security officers, outreach Chaplain services and a disability service provider.

Feedback from participants was very positive, with perspectives on different sessions reflecting the diverse interests among participants on the day.

Jackie Fitzgerald

Jackie Fitzgerald, Deputy Director, BOCSAR, presenting on lessons learned from the implementation of the NSW 'lock-out' laws


Dr Cameron McAuliffe, UWS School of Social Sciences and Psychology, presenting on approaches to Street Art that engage community and minimize graffiti vandalism

Associate Professor Murray Lee in the media


Associate Professor Murray Lee from Sydney Institute of Criminology featured in Sydney Morning Herald articles about Sexting and Young People. You can read the article here

Sexting and Young People


Sydney Institute of Criminology member Thomas Crofts and Murray Lee, along with Alyce McGovern, Sanja Milivojevic have recently published a new book titled Sexting and Young People.

This book explores young people's practices and perceptions of sexting. The book draws on a substantial body of qualitative and quantitative evidence of young people's views and experiences of sexting, a media discourse analysis capturing the tenure of public discussion about sexting, and an in-depth analysis of existing laws and sanctions that apply to sexting. Sexting and Young People also analyses the important broader socio-legal issues raised by sexting and the appropriateness of current responses. In doing so, this book offers important recommendations for policy makers and the legal system, and provides direction for future approaches to sexting research.