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Professor Kerry Carrington PhD

Head of School
School of Justice
Queensland University of Technology
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07 3138 7112


  • Girls' violence
  • Mining
  • Rural crime and violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Youth justice

Professor Kerry Carrington is the Head School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT, Australia. She is currently,  Vice Chair of the Division of Critical Criminology, American Society of Criminology;  Member of the Division of Women and Crime (ASC),  Co-Chief Editor of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Pacific Rim Editor of Critical Criminology and International editorial board member of the British Society of Criminology’s flagship journal – Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Professor Carrington is a leading scholar in the broad field of feminist criminology.  Her contributions to the study and analysis of young women, crime and youth justice spans 25 years .  The single most cited among these works is her sole authored book ‘Offending Girls’ (1993).  The book was based on her PhD study of 1046 delinquent girls - which was the recipient of the 1991 TASA Jean Martin Award for the best PhD in the social sciences. This award is judged by a panel established by the Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

From 2008-2011 Kerry led an ARC Discovery Grant researching the link between violence and masculinities in rural Australia.  After triangulating several national data sets, the team discovered that mining activities had profound criminological impacts on localities where thousands of men were housed in work camps.  This research ‘Booze, blokes and brawls: Globalisation and Frontier Masculinities’ has been published in internationally the distinguished journals, British Journal of Criminology, and Sociologica Ruralis. The article titled “Resource Boom Underbelly: The criminological impact of mining” won the 2012 Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for the best publication in  the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology that year.

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