Criminology: Behind the Headlines

Future Student Event

Criminology: Behind the Headlines

Join leading criminology experts from the University of Melbourne, the Australian Institute of Criminology and Crime Statistics Agency Victoria to find out how a career in criminology can contribute to solving society's most pressing and challenging problems.

This event will showcase criminology in action, with our esteemed panel tackling three important societal issues: drugs, disability and criminalisation, and victims issues.

As well as hearing from our expert panel, the event will also include:

  • An introduction to the Master of Criminology at the University of Melbourne
  • An interactive exercise on crime prevention
  • Networking reception with our experts and guests following the seminar.


  • Dr Russell Smith
    Dr Russell Smith, Principal Criminologist
  • Dr Claire Spivakovsky
    Dr Claire Spivakovsky, Senior Lecturer in Criminology
  • Dr Dave McDonald
    Dr Dave McDonald, Lecturer in Criminology
  • Dr Nesam McMillan
    Dr Nesam McMillan, Program Director, Master of Criminology and Lecturer in Global Criminology
  • Associate Professor John Fitzgerald
    Associate Professor John Fitzgerald, Associate Professor in Criminology