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PUBLIC LECTURE AND PANEL with Prof Piquero ‘THE IMMIGRATION-CRIME MYTH’

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In partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), ANU and Monash Criminology, the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (MMIC) is proud to host Professor Alex Piquero to present a public lecture on ‘The Immigration-Crime Myth’ followed by a panel discussion with reference to the Australian context by academics and practitioner experts who are working in this field.

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 5:00-6:30pm with drinks & canapes to follow

Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins Street, Melbourne

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Few issues in public policy are as contentious as that surrounding the relationship between immigration and crime. Despite policy rhetoric indicating a strong linkage between the two, social science evidence shows otherwise. This presentation will review findings from several studies examining immigration and crime among samples of juvenile offenders in the United States.

Professor Alex Piquero is a leading expert on migration and life course criminological inquiry. Alex R. Piquero is Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas, Adjunct Professor Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice, and Governance, Griffith University, Life Course Centre Fellow, University of Queensland, Fellow of the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute, Faculty Affiliate, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention George Warren Brown School of Social Work Washington University in St. Louis, and was Co-Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology from 2008 to 2013 and currently serves as Editor of Justice Evaluation Journal. He is past recipient of the American Society of Criminology's Young Scholar and E-Mail Mentor of the Year Awards, Fellow of both the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, recipient of the Western Society of Criminology President’s Award, and has received numerous teaching awards including the University of Florida's College of Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year Award, the University of Maryland's Top Terp Teaching Award, The University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, Fellow of The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers, and the University of Texas at Dallas Diversity Award.Alex R. Piquero




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Sharon Pickering Professor of Criminology and Dean of Arts, Monash University.

Stuart Bateson Commander, Priority Communities Division, Victoria Police.

Ben Edwards Associate Professor and Program leader in Criminology. Senior Fellow at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.

Michelle Sydes Research Fellow on communities and crime, in the School of Social Science, University of Queensland.

Ali Ahmed CEO, Youth Activating Youth (YAY).



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