The research Team
Our research team is based at the University of Adelaide, with partners at Flinders University, the University of New South Wales, Michigan State University and De Montfort University.
The university of ADELAIDE LAB
Andrew is the Director of the Flinders Centre for Crime Policy and Research. He has longstanding research interests in crime and policing. He has undertaken research projects on transnational policing, youth offending, and cybercrime prevention. In the last eight years, he has become interested particularly in the impacts of new technologies on the ways police go about their work, as well as the influence of new technologies on how young people get drawn into crime.
Jesse is an Associate Professor at Griffith University. He completed his PhD in Criminology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada in 2010 and also previously worked as a research and policy analyst for the provincial government of British Columbia, Canada. His research examines the development of crime and antisocial behaviour over the life-course, and factors that influence why people start, continue, and stop committing different types of crime. His research has been published in various Criminology related scientific journals and books.
Michigan State University
Tom is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. His research seeks to understand what leads people to engage in computer hacking, fraud, and bullying on and off-line. In addition, his work examines victimisation, and explores the factors that make someone more likely to experience malicious software infections or bullying on and off-line. His research has been published widely, and he has worked closely with the criminal justice institutions on a wide variety of projects.
Melissa is a Research Associate at the Centre for Crime Policy and Research at Flinders University. Her background is in social and forensic psychology. She is interested in exploring the factors that lead people to engage in delinquency, as well as understanding the needs of people engaging in these behaviours and others who are affected by them. Her work aims to help policy makers prevent crime and do a better job at rehabilitating/reintegrating people who come in contact with the criminal justice system.
University of New South Wales
Tyson is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. He was awarded his PhD in Criminology from Griffith University, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in Criminology and Psychology. Tyson’s research examines the development of criminal and antisocial behaviour across the life-course, with a focus on the risk factors and adverse health outcomes associated with young people’s involvement in, or experiences of, crime and delinquency. His research has been published in various Criminology and Epidemiology journals.