Criminal Law and Criminology


Candidates often explore aspects involving criminal law, forensic psychiatry, drug policy and the law, gender and race relations, youth and crime, policing in society, and other social and cultural aspects of criminal justice.


Professor Murray Lee, Professor Arlie Loughnan, Associate Professor Rita Shackel, Professor Gail Mason, Professor David Hamer, Dr Carolyn McKay

Research Location

Sydney Law School

Program Type



Current focus areas for academics in Criminal Law and Criminology.

Additional Information

The Sydney Institute of Criminology is located within the Sydney Law School and students are encouraged to participate in the Institute's activities which include: public seminars and specialist training; research; the provision of information to key agencies and the media, and the publication of a monograph series as well as the respected journal Current Issues in Criminal Justice. For further information visit John O’Brien Memorial Coursework Scholarships in Criminal Law and CriminologyEstablished by a bequest to establish a memorial fund in perpetuity named the John O’Brien Memorial Fund. The purpose of the bequest is to provide scholarships in the University of Sydney Law School in particular for students in Criminal Law. The scholarships will be awarded annually to commencing students in the Master of Criminology by coursework.

Eligibility: Applicants should be Australian citizens or permanent residents who will be enrolling in the Master of Criminology coursework degree, either full-time or part-time. Applicants will be assessed on their entry scores and other measures of merit including a personal statement, and financial need.

Value of award: Payment of fee liability.

Application method: Applications will open in October of each year (subject to availability).

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Criminal Law, Criminology, Comparative and International Criminal Justice, Juries, Hate Crime, Crime Research and Policy, Homophobic Violence, Racist Violence, Fear of Crime, Crime & Social Isolation, Rural Violence, Policing.

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 485

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