Professor Kerry Carrington

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Personal details


Southern Criminology, Gender and Justice, Gendered Violence, Criminological Impact of Mining, Youth Justice, QUT Centre for Justice, School of Justice


Criminology, Sociology, Other Law and Legal Studies

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Macquarie University)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
  • Senior Counselor, Asian Criminological Society
  • Vice-Chair, Division of Critical Criminology, American Society of Criminology (2012-2019)
  • Editorial Board Member, Feminist Criminology (current)
  • Pacific Rim Editor, Critical Criminology: An International Journal (current)
  • Member, International editorial board, Criminology & Criminal Justice, UK (current)
  • Co-Chief Editor, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy – 2012 current ( (Q2 Scopus and Ranked No 1 for Law, Australia)
  • Editorial board of the Journal of Sociology 2005-09, sponsored by the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) (Q1)
  • Editorial Board Delito y Sociedad 2018
  • Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Criminology 2020
  • Editorial Board, Current Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 2020
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Revista de Historia de las Prisiones (RHP) co-edtied by Dr. José Daniel Cesano and Dr. Jorge A. Núñez, Argentina – 2020
  • Editorial Board, Novum Jus. Revista Especializada en Sociología Política y Jurídica
  • Scientific committee, Revista Latinoamericana de Sociología Jurídica, Latin American Law and Society Network
  • Chair Jean Martin Award Panel, 1999
  • Member, Editorial Board, Australian Journal of Sociology (2005-2009)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Public Space: the Journal of Law and Social Justice
  • Member of the Children and Youth Advisory Board, AIHW (2004-07)


Professor Carrington has taught in a wide range of subjects, including

  • Theories of Crime
  • Crime Research Methods
  • Gender, law and public policy
  • Youth Justice
  • Critical Policy Analysis

She has also led some major curriculum development projects in criminology, including the revision of B. Justice and the new double degree in Justice/Psychology.  In semester 1 she lectures into

  • JSB 170 Introduction to Criminology and Policing
  • JSB415 Advanced Research Methodologies

In semester 2 she lectures into

  • JSB372 Youth Justice
  • JSB272 Theories of Crime


Selected publications

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Research projects