Dr Richard Evans

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer In Criminology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Master of Arts (Communication), Monash University, 2001
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2006
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013

Biography

Dr Richard Evans is the author of four books including Disasters that Changed Australia (MUP 2009) and The Pyjama Girl Mystery (Scribe 2004). A former journalist, his teaching and research interests include drugs and crime, disasters, surveillance, policing, and miscarriages of justice. He believes that criminology can and should help build a more just society.

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Research interests

Crime and justice.
Politics
History
Disasters
Australian Studies

Affiliations

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Uniting Church in Australia

Refugee Council of Australia

Just Detention International

PANDA (Post and Ante Natal Depression Association)

Knowledge areas

  • Criminology
  • Prisons and punishment
  • Penology
  • Social Justice
  • Surveillance
  • Policing
  • Mental Illness
  • Drusg and Crime
  • Social Change
  • Australian History
  • Media and journalism

Conferences

Challenging the New Punitivism: Strategies, tactics and strange allies, National Conference on Australian Prison Issues, Sydney, Nov. 2010 'Painful lessons: Public memory and the politics of disasters,' APSA Conference, Melbourne, Sept. 2010 with Helen McKernan, Policing refugee communities: Past arrivals and new arrivals in Victoria, ANZSOC conference, Perth, Nov. 2009 The police are rottenly corrupt: Social geography, police corruption and the mobilization of scandal, The Talk about Town: Urban Lives and Oral Sources in 20th Century Australia, Melbourne, Aug. 2009 with Helen McKernan, A bit of a feared minority group: Policing and the Vietnamese Community in Victoria, Inaugural Human Rights and Policing Conference, Melbourne, Dec. 2008 Black Days: Bushfire, disaster and contesting public memory, Australia and New Zealand Law and History Conference, Melbourne, Dec. 2010.

Awards

Runner-up, RMIT University Postgraduate Lecturer of the Year, 2000.
Joint Winner, Monash University PSI Postgraduate Publication Prize, 2005, for The Pyjama Girl Mystery

Projects

Was William Moxley wrongly hanged?
William Cyril Moxley was hanged for a gruesome double murder in Sydney 1932. A forthcoming article will contend that Moxley, a petty criminal, was almost certainly the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

Does the drug-trade act as a ‘resource curse’ for disadvantaged migrant communities?
Do criminal economic activities, such as trading in drugs, have a similar effect on migrant communities to the so-called ‘resource curse’, by which developing nations actually suffer because they own valuable resources, such as oil? An article exploring this question is currently under review by an international journal.

Surveillance as a form of media
This project explores the insights which can be gained by applying media theory to surveillance systems. It is argued that ubiquitous surveillance represents a new media form, an inversion of broadcasting, which I term ‘harvest media’.

Publications

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2016

Beacon of Hope? Lessons learned from efforts to reduce civilian deaths from police shootings in an Australian state

Miss Jessica Saligari, Dr Richard Evans

(2016), Vol. 93, pp. 78-88, Journal of urban health, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Mother of Pearl (in memorium Liz Evans, 1971-2014)

Dr Richard Evans

(2016), Parkville, Vic., J1

works

Mental illness and gun violence: lessons for the United States from Australia and Britain

Dr Richard Evans, Dr Clare Farmer, Miss Jessica Saligari

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 150-156, Violence and gender, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal
2015

'The police are rottenly corrupt': Policing, scandal, and the regulation of illegal betting in Depression-era Sydney

Dr Richard Evans

(2015), Vol. 48, pp. 572-587, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, London, Eng., C1

journal

The footage is decisive’: Applying the thinking of Marshall McLuhan to CCTV and police misconduct

Dr Richard Evans

(2015), Vol. 13, pp. 218-232, Surveillance and society, London, Eng., C1

journal
2014

Applying the theory of resource curse to disadvantaged migrant communities and criminal offending: Vietnamese Australians and the heroin trade as a case study

Dr Richard Evans

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 1-28, Citizenship and Globalisation Research Paper Series, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2013

Hazing in the ADF: a culture of denial?

Dr Richard Evans

(2013), Vol. X, pp. 113-127, Australian army journal, Canberra, ACT, C1

journal
2012

'Murderous coppers': police, industrial disputes and the 1929 Rothbury shootings

Dr Richard Evans

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 176-200, History Australia, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal
2010

Police and Vietnamese-Australian communities in multi-ethnic Melbourne

Denise Meredyth, Helen McKernan, Dr Richard Evans

(2010), Vol. 4, pp. 233-240, Policing, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Unusual industrial organisations : police unions, Fitzgerald and reform

Dr Richard Evans

(2010), pp. 154-168, The Fitzgerald legacy : reforming public life in Australia and beyond, Bowen Hills, QLD, B1-1

chapter
2009

Disasters that changed Australia

Dr Richard Evans

(2009), Carlton, Vic., A1-1

book
2008

A passion for white elephants : some lessons from Australia’s experience of nation building

Dr Richard Evans

(2008), pp. 49-56, Australia under construction : nation building - past, present and future, Canberra, A. C. T., B1-1

chapter

A menace to this realm : the new guard and the New South Wales police, 1931-32

Dr Richard Evans

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 76.1-76.20, History Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2007

Constructing Australia : a companion to the ABC TV series

Dr Richard Evans, Andrew West

(2007), Carlton, Vic., A1-1

book
2004

The pyjama girl mystery : a true story of murder, obsession and lies

Dr Richard Evans

(2004), Carlton North, Vic., A1-1

book
2003

Reporting a mercenary and inglorious war : The Argus, the Boer War, and Breaker Morant

Dr Richard Evans

(2003), pp. 139-157, The Argus : The life and death of a great Melbourne newspaper (1846-1957), Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2002

The glass coffin : the pyjama girl murder, tabloid crime and snow white

Dr Richard Evans

(2002), pp. 53-72, On murder 2 : true crime writing in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

A black stretch

Dr Richard Evans

(2002), pp. 113-120, Southern review : communication, politics & culture, Melbourne, Vic., J2-1

works
1998

Lawful expression : a guide to improved writing skills for lawyers and other professionals

Dr Richard Evans

(1998), Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book

Damned rorts and God's reforms : the language of the docks dispute

Dr Richard Evans

(1998), Vol. 151, pp. 49-51, Overland, Footscray, Vic., C1-1

journal

Grants

No grants found

Supervisions

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