Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Emma Colvin

Dr Emma Colvin

PhD (Monash), MCrim (Melb), Grad Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (CSU), Grad Cert Risk Management (Deakin), BA (Melb)

Profile

Dr Emma Colvin, BA, MCrim (Melb), PhD (Monash), is a Lecturer in Criminology in the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University. She is the Deputy Co-Editor of Salus Journal and the current Editor of PacifiCrim, the newsletter of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. She was the Managing Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (2010-2012). Dr Colvin is currently researching bail decision-making in Australia and the criminalisation of children in out-of-home-care through two Category One Criminology Research Council Grants (2017-19). Dr Colvin is the Research Area Leader and Postgraduate Coordinator for the Centre for Law and Justice. She previously researched/taught in Criminology at Monash University and Legal Studies at La Trobe University. Prior to entering academia, Dr Colvin was a broker in the risk management and insurance industry.

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Teaching

  • JST204 - Young People and Crime
  • JST445/439 - Criminology Honours Dissertation

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Supervision

I am available for Honours and PhD Supervision in my research areas of interest:

  • Bail
  • Care and Criminalisation
  • Court processes and procedures
  • Access to justice
  • Therapeutic jurisprudence and 'problem' solving initiatives

Current Supervision:

Nadia David, PhD Topic - Consent to bodily harm: Sexually submissive heterosexual women in sadomasochistic relationships and the criminal law

Benjamin Scheltus, Masters Topic - "Is Trust a Must?" - Exploring the role that employee trust in the organisation plays in employee motivation and engagement within South Australia Police

Completed Supervision:

2017 Rivver Baumgaertner, Honours thesis title: ‘The Prevalence of Licit and Illicit Drug Use in Bathurst: Perceptions of Community’

2016 Ben Wager, Honours thesis title: ‘Efficacy of De-Radicalisation Programmes’

2013 Guy Warren, Masters by Coursework dissertation title: ‘The Dual Track Juvenile Justice System in Victoria’

2013 Jessica Leard, Honours thesis title: ‘Media Reporting of Alcohol Related Violence in NSW’

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Research

Current Externally Funded Research Projects:

Criminology Research Council $47,496 (Category One grant), CRG 22/16-17: Children in Out-Of-Home-Care (OOHC) in the criminal justice system: The view of frontline criminal justice professionals

Dr Kath McFarlane, Associate Professor Alison Gerard, Dr Emma Colvin, Dr Andrew McGrath.

Criminology Research Council $39,370 (Category One grant), CRG 34/16-17: Bail decision-making and pre-trial services: A comparative study of magistrates courts in four Australian states

Dr Max Travers (UTas), Professor Rick Sarre (UniSA), Isabelle Bartkowiak-Theron (UTas), Professor Andrew Day (Deakin), Dr Emma Colvin (CSU), Dr Christine Bond (Griffith University).

Current Internally Funded Research Projects:

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences Compact Funding $18,000: A comparative analysis of the socio-demographic and criminogenic characteristics of New South Wales prisoners with and without childhood experience of Out-Of-Home-Care (OOHC).

Dr Kath McFarlane and Dr Emma Colvin

Research Areas of Interest
  • Bail
  • Care and Criminalisation
  • Court processes and procedures
  • Access to justice
  • Therapeutic jurisprudence and 'problem' solving initiatives

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Professional Memberships

  • Committee of Management (Newsletter Editor), Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, 2016-18
  • Chair, Bathurst Regional Council Community Safety Committee, 2014-2018
  • Member, Howard League for Penal Reform, 2014-current
  • Foundation Member, International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence, 2018-current

Awards

2017 – Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security Excellence in Research Award

2017 – Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security Excellence in Research Leadership Award

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Media

Cited in Sadler, D. (2017) Don’t Blame Bail Justices for Bourke St Attack, https://bjbs.csu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2691384/bail-justices.pdf

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