About Professor Murray Lee

Murray's research interests include: Fear of Crime; Crime and Social Isolation; Criminological Theory; Rural Violence; and The Criminalisation of Drug Use.

Murray Lee is Director of the Sydney institute of Criminology and a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He is the author of Inventing Fear of Crime: Criminology and the Politics of Anxiety, co-author of Fear of Crime: Critical Voices in an Age of Anxiety and is co-editor of the journal Current Issues in Criminal Justice. His current research interests involve fear of crime, crime prevention, confidence in criminal justice systems, the spatial and local determinants of crime, and policing and the media. Murray currently teaches in the fields of policing, crime theory, fear and risk of victimisation, and environmental criminology.

Murray is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), The European Society of Criminology and The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) for which we was also foundation convener of the Crime and Governance Thematic Group. Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2007 Murray was Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Western Sydney (2001-2007) and Director of the Critical Social Sciences Research Centre (2004-2006).

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