AsPr Darren Palmer

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor Of Criminology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University, 1984
Master of Arts (Criminological Studies), La Trobe University, 1992
Doctor of Philosophy, Griffith University, 2005

Contact

darren.palmer@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72283

Career highlights

2011

Chair, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Geelong, September

AWARDS

2010

Deakin University Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contribution to ‘Community Partnerships’ (with Dr Peter Miller)

 

2009

Winner, Geelong Smartnetwork Researcher of the Year category 'Safer Communities' (with Peter Miller)
 

Highly Commended, Researcher of the Year: Dr Peter Miller and Dr Darren Palmer.

 

2008

Chair, the Geelong Drug Action Plan Committee, winner in one of the four categories of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Awards for Excellence in Alcohol Management and finalist in the National Award.

 

2007

Premiers Gold Award in the 2007 Victorian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards, local government-based collaboration.

Research interests

He has published widely in a number of areas and is a leading radio and television expert commentator on policing and criminal justice issues.

His current research interests include:
* Criminology and surveillance

  • Policing and criminal justice histories;

* The professionalization of police practice;
* Police education;
* Police memorials;
* Police pursuits;
* Changing forms of policing and security in Australia and internationally;
* The impact of terrorism on policing;
* Policing accountability;
* Managerialism;
* Governmentality; and
* Prisoner access to tertiary study.

Knowledge areas

Policing

Surveillance

Governmentality

Policing histories

Crime in the late night economy

Professional activities

He has also been involved in a number of university and community activities, including:

  • Executive Committee, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Victorian representative (November 2009- current)
  • member of the Geelong Local Safety Committee (2005 - current

  • Chairperson, Geelong Drug Action Plan Committee (2009 - current)
  • member of the Safer Cities and Shires Senior Management Team, Geelong (1999-2001)
  • founding member of a Police Community Consultative Committee;
  • elected member of the State Committee of the Victorian Council for Civil Liberties;
  • co-convenor of several conferences and seminars, including Zero Tolerance: a community appraisal (June, 1999); National Crime Autority/Civil Liberties Conference Liberty, Law Enforcement and Accountability (1994); Australian Law and Society Conference (1992);
  • editor of the Socio-Legal Bulletin;

  • Founding member, Quality of Life research centre (Deakin University, 1999-);
  • elected member of the National Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (1992-5);
  • Editorial Committee, Alternative Law Journal 1992-7);
  • Member of Editorial committee of the international journal Crime Prevention and Community Safety (1998-)
  • Past member of the editorial committee of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal


 

He has been involved in a number of funded research programs including:

  • civil litigation against Australian police

  • an examination of police historical records (London);

  • crime reparation/victim-offender mediation (Queensland);

  • Private prosecutions:

  • national evaluation of crime prevention programs in Australia;

  • Public attitudes to police, crime and safety in rural Victoria;

  • Police-Youth Initiatives in Victoria


Professional Associations


  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (1988-)

  • Criminal Justice History Research Unit, Griffith University (1994-)


Higher Degree by Research Examiner
He has examined HDR and Honours theses from the University of Melbourne, Monash Universty, RMIT, Griffith University and Deakin University

Media appearances

He has appeared on a range of current affairs televisions and radio programs and has written Opinion articles for The Age and The Geelong Advertiser.

He recently wrote on Opinion article for the Hong Kong Harbour Times.

(print and online, translated into Mandarin)

http://www.harbourtimes.com/openpublish/article/icac-mark-2-evolution

Awards

2009 Winner of the Geelong Smartnetwork Researcher of the Year category 'Safer Communities'(with Peter Miller)
2009 Highly Commended, Researcher of the Year: Dr Peter Miller and Dr Darren Palmer.

2007 Academic member of City of Greater Geelong Winner of the Premiers Gold Award in the 2007 Victorian Crime and Violence. Prevention Awards

Projects

Current funded research of approximately $900,000 examining a variety of topics including:

  • evaluation of the Safe Parties program (examining the extent of unruly parties and interventions seeking to enhance party safety)
  • evaluation of interventions addressing alcohol and violence in the night-time economy;
  • the use of 'new' technology in the night-time economy with an emphasis on ID scanners;
  • Australian Sudanese immigrants and their perceptions and experience of criminal justice;
  • rural and regional justice

Publications

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2016

The ones that turn up are the ones that are responsible : key stakeholders perspectives on liquor accords

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 273-279, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1

journal

The mythical properties of police body-worn cameras: A solution in the search of a problem

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 138-144, Surveillance and society, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Eng., C1

journal

Correlates and motives of pre-drinking with intoxication and harm around licensed venues in two cities

Prof Peter Miller, Mr Nic Droste, Florentine de Groot, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Jennifer Tindall, Dr Lucy Busija, Dr Shannon Hyder, K Gilham, A/Prof John Wiggers

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 177-186, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1

journal

Alcohol-related crime in city entertainment precincts: Public perception and experience of alcohol-related crime and support for strategies to reduce such crime

Jenny Tindall, Daniel Groombridge, A/Prof John Wiggers, Ms Karen Elizabeth Gillham, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Christophe Lecathelinais, Prof Peter Miller

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 263-272, Drug and alcohol review, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Illicit drug use and experience of harm in the night-time economy

Prof Peter Miller, Mr Nic Droste, Miss Florentine Martino, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Jennifer Tindall, Karen Gillham, A/Prof John Wiggers

(2015), Vol. 20, pp. 274-281, Journal of Substance Use, London, Eng., C1

journal

Global criminology

Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2015), Rozelle, N.S.W., A1

book
2014

Surveillance, Governance and Professional Sport

Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 439-453, Surveillance & Society, Kingston, Ontario, C1

journal

Policing and networks in the field of counterterrorism

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2014), pp. 145-166, Examining political violence: studies of terrorism, counterterrorism, and internal war, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

chapter

The pursuit of exclusion through zonal banning

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren

(2014), Vol. 47, pp. 429-446, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, London, UK, C1

journal

Key stakeholder views of venue lockouts in Newcastle and Geelong

Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Ms Emma Mcfarlane, Miss Ashlee Curtis

(2014), Vol. 16, pp. 38-53, Crime prevention and community safety, Basingstoke, England, C1

journal

Changes in injury-related hospital emergency department presentations associated with the imposition of regulatory versus voluntary licensing conditions on licensed venues in two cities

Prof Peter Miller, Miss Ashlee Curtis, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Lucy Busija, Jennifer Tindall, Mr Nic Droste, Karen Gillham, Dr Kerri Coomber, Miss Chloe O'Connor

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 314-322, Drug and Alcohol Review, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2013

The association between alcohol interventions and Dui incidents in Geelong, Victoria

Mr Anders Sonderlund, Prof Peter Miller, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Peter Kremer

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 1-6, Journal of alcoholism and drug dependence, India, C1

journal

Patron offending and intoxication in night time entertainment districts (POINTED) : a study protocol

Prof Peter Miller, Ms Amy Pennay, Dr Rebecca Jenkinson, Mr Nicolas Tom Droste, Prof Tanya Chikritzhs, Prof Steve Tomsen, Phillip Wadds, Prof Sandra Jones, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Lance Barrie, A/Prof Daniel Lubman

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 69-76, International journal of alcohol and drug research, San Diego, Calif., C1

journal

Surveillance technology and territorial controls: governance and the ‘lite touch’ of privacy

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren

(2013), pp. 26-31, Novatica: revista de la Asociacion de Tecnicos de Informatica, Madrid, Spain, C1

journal

Global policing and the case of Kim Dotcom

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren

(2013), Vol. 2, pp. 105-119, International journal for crime, justice and social democracy, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

When the profile becomes the population: examining privacy governance and road traffic surveillance in Canada and Australia

Dr Ian Warren, Randy K Lippert, Kevin Walby, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2013), Vol. 25, pp. 565-584, Current issues in criminal justice, Sydney, N. S. W., C1

journal

ID scanners and uberveillance in the night-time economy: crime prevention or invasion of privacy?

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren, Prof Peter Miller

(2013), pp. 208-225, Uberveillance and the Social Implications of Microchip Implants: Emerging Technologies, Hershey Pa., B1

chapter

ID scanners in the night-time economy: Social sorting or social order?

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren, Prof Peter Miller

(2013), Vol. 466, pp. 1-9, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, Canberra, ACT, C1

journal

A direct insight into victims of cybercrime

Dr Nick Patterson, Dr Michael Hobbs, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2013), pp. 603-610, TrustCom 2013 : Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, Piscataway, N.J., E1

conference

Zonal banning and public order in urban Australia

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren

(2013), pp. 79-96, Policing cities: urban securitization and regulation in a 21st century world, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2012

ID scanning, the media and the politics of urban surveillance in an Australian regional city

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren, Prof Peter Miller

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 293-309, Surveillance & society, Kingston Ont., C1

journal

Policing and law enforcement

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2012), pp. 407-434, Crime and justice : a guide to criminology, Pyrmont, N. S. W., B1

chapter

Tecnología de vigilancia y controles territoriales : Gobernanza y el pulso de la privacidad

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren

(2012), Vol. 217, pp. 15-20, Novatica, Barcelona, Spain, C1

journal

Global environment of policing

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Michael M. Berlin, Dilip Das

(2012), Boca Raton, Fla., A1-1

book

Conclusion : the global environment of policing

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2012), pp. 303-312, Global environment of policing, Boca Raton, Florida, B1-1

chapter

Police memory as a global policing movement

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2012), pp. 187-205, Global environment of policing, Boca Raton, FL, B1

chapter

Introduction : global environment of policing

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2012), pp. xvii-xxvii, Global environment of policing, Boca Raton, Fla., B1-1

chapter
2011

ID scanners in the Australian night-time economy

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren, Prof Peter Miller

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 18-26, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Piscataway, N.J., C1

journal

Do community interventions targeting licensed venues reduce alcohol-related emergency department presentations?

Prof Peter Miller, Mr Anders Sonderlund, Dr Kerri Coomber, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Karen Gillham, Jennifer Tindall, A/Prof John Wiggers

(2011), Vol. 30, pp. 546-553, Drug and alcohol review, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2010

Crime risks of three-dimensional virtual environments

Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2010), pp. 1-6, Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice, Canberra, A. C. T., C1

journal

ID scanners in the night time economy

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Ian Warren, Prof Peter Miller

(2010), pp. 234-241, ISTAS 2010 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society : Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, Wollongong, N.S.W., E1

conference
2008

Would Kitty Genovese have been murdered in Second Life? Researching the "bystander effect" using online technologies

Dr Tanya King, Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2008), pp. 1-23, TASA 2008 : Re-imagining sociology : the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Second Life and the role of educators as regulators

Dr Ian Warren, A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Tanya King, Mr Stephen Segrave

(2008), pp. 1079-1089, ASCILITE 2008 : Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology?, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Toward constituting a critical criminology for rural Australia

Mr Garry Coventry, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2008), pp. 303-314, The critical criminology companion, Leichhardt, N.S.W., B1-1

chapter
2007

Policing in the 'communal spaces' of major event venues

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 401-414, Police practice and research: an international journal, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2006

Responding to terrorism through networks at sites of critical infrastructure : a case study of Australian airport security networks

Dr Chad Whelan, A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2006), pp. 1-13, Social Change in the 21st Century, Brisbane, QLD, E1

conference

Counter-terrorism across the policing continuum

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Chad Whelan

(2006), Vol. 7, pp. 449-465, Police practice and research, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2003

'Hot pursuit': law enforcement practice and the public interest

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2003), Vol. 28, pp. 32-36, Alternative law journal, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal

A new police in Victoria: conditions of crisis or politics of reform?

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2003), Vol. 74, pp. 167-196, Victorian historical journal, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2001

Surfing the crime net : policing, crime prevention and community safety in Australia

A/Prof Darren Palmer

(2001), Vol. 3, pp. 55-62, Crime prevention and community safety : an international journal, Leicester, England, C1-1

journal

`Bending granite`? Recent attempts at changing police organisational structures in Australia: the case of Victoria police

A/Prof Darren Palmer, Dr Adrian Cherney

(2001), Vol. 13, pp. 47-59, Current issues in criminal justice, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal