Australian Surveillance Studies (AusSS)
A Research Group in the Faculty of Arts and Education
Date: Friday, 14th October 2011
Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Professor Laureen Snider (Queens University, Canada)
Laureen Snider is a Professor of Sociology at Queen's University specializing in corporate crime, surveillance , and legal reform.
Laureen's major research interests lie in the intersection between knowledge, punishment and law. She has applied this in several substantive areas, in studies examining the poisoned water disaster in Walkerton, Ontario, the reception of knowledge claims on corporate crime, and the constitution of the punishable woman. In a more modernist vein, I am involved (with Wendy Craig, Jennifer Connolly and Debra Peplar) in a SSHRCC funded study on the use of violent media by teens, and its relation to behaviours such as assault and bullying.
Professor Pat O'Malley (University of Sydney, Australia)
Pat O'Malley is Professorial Research Fellow, and previously was Canada Research Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Ottawa. Most of his work has focused on issues of risk and security, especially in relation to crime prevention, drug harm minimisation, insurance and insurance law.
He has be awarded various professional honours including the American Society of Criminology's 2000 Sheldon and Eleanor Gleuck Award for contributions to international criminology, and distinguished lectureships at Amherst College, the University of Toronto, Leipzig University, New York University and the Victoria University of Wellington.