Professor Pat O'Malley elected to as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
26 September 2012
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) was established in 1971, replacing its parent body the Social Science Research Council of Australia, itself founded in 1942.
It is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation, devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in the various social sciences.
The Academy consists of 537Fellows including those honorary and overseas.
Fellows of the Academy are elected by their peers on the basis of having achieved a very high level of scholarly distinction and for having made a distinguished contribution to one or more disciplines of the social sciences.
Pat O'Malley is a Professorial Research Fellow, and previously was Canada Research Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Ottawa.
Most of his work has focused on issues of risk and security, especially in relation to crime prevention, drug harm minimisation, insurance and insurance lawHe was recently appointed as Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social policy and Criminology at the University of Liverpool.
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