Past Events

Careers in Criminology

Date: 26 May 2015
About the seminar
This seminar will explore careers in criminology and will provide an opportunity to hear from current practitioners. A panel of Sydney University Masters of Criminology alumni will discuss their careers, provide some suggestions about pursuing a career in criminology and reflect on current employment opportunities.
Panellists for this seminar include:

  • Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine (Deputy CEO and Director, Sector and Stakeholder Engagement, Australian Council of Social Services)
  • Jacki Fitzgerald (Deputy Director, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research)
  • Suzie Forell (Principal Researcher, NSW Law and Justice Foundation)

These and other special guests will be in attendance and will be happy to informally meet with interested students during the event.

Current, former and prospective Sydney University criminology, law and socio-legal studies students are welcome to attend. Please contact Dr Garner Clancey with any enquiries.

Why are we scared of young people?

Date: 7 May 2015
About the seminar
Ephebiphobia is the fear of youth. Are we living in an increasingly ephebiphobic society? In this seminar, a panel of diverse speakers will explore the question 'why are we scared of young people?'. What are some of the perceptions about young people that persist in our community? Are there long-held impressions of young people as irresponsible, risk-prone, and delinquent? And how might these attitudes be fuelled by media attention to juvenile offending? Are our youth at risk or to be feared? And just how might we combat ephebiphobia? Join us for this exciting panel discussion canvassing the issue of society's fear of young people.

Murray Lee is Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Sydney School of Law. He is the author of Inventing Fear of Crime: Criminology and the Politics of Anxiety (2007), co-author of Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications (2014) and Sexting and Young People (2015), co-editor of Fear of Crime: Critical Voices in an Age of Anxiety (2009), and editor of the scholarly journal Current Issues in Criminal Justice.

Eamon Waterford is Director for Policy & Advocacy for Youth Action NSW, the peak body for young people and youth services in NSW. He has a background in justice, homelessness and youth policy. He was the co-chair of the Youth Justice Coalition from 2012-2013 and is a member of the Just Reinvest campaign. Eamon is a board member for the Sydney Alliance, a coalition of Trade Union, Community and Faith-Based organisations and the Council of Social Services NSW, the peak body for the non-government community sector in NSW.

This event was sponsored by Juvenile Justice NSW and hosted by the Institute of Criminology, Sydney Law School.

Sydney Institute of Criminology continues its proud tradition of hosting seminars and events involving an array of world renowned and local experts. Descriptions of the past events and seminars of the last four years are listed below.