Upcoming Events

Why are we scared of young people?

Date: 7 May 2015
Venue: Law Foyer, Level 2, New Law School Building, Eastern Ave University of Sydney
Cost: free but registration essential
Time: 5:30-7:30pm (registration and refreshments from 5:00pm)

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

Careers in Criminology

Date: 26 May 2015
Venue: Faculty Common Room, Level 4, New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
Cost: complimentary but registration essential
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

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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.

Doing Time Art Exhibition

Date: 16 July 2015 Opening night (exhibition continues until 8 August)

Venue: Verge Gallery, University of Sydney, City Rd, Darlington

About the exhibition
Regimes of punishment impose duration on perceived offenders and social exiles: prisoners, asylum seekers and psychiatric inmates do time within enclosed environments. In the contemporary context of increasing levels of incarceration, the Doing Time project brings together a range of voices with artists at the centre, providing a nexus for diverse perspectives. Five visual artists - Lucas Davidson, Debra Dawes, Anne Ferran, Sylvia Griffin and Carolyn McKay – have produced creative responses to issues of incarceration and embodied experiences of confinement. Doing Time represents a new interdisciplinary initiative, being the first time for the Sydney Law School and the Sydney Institute of Criminology to collaborate with visual artists to present a nuanced, creative and academically informed response to imprisonment.

This exciting project is being sponsored by the Law School and the Sydney Institute of Criminology