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Sex, race and offending trajectories: An analysis of an Australian longitudinal offending database

Publication date: Feb 11, 2013 02:00 PM

Start: Jun 18, 2012 12:00 AM

Professor Anna Stewart, Griffith University

Anna Stewart is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. From 2008 – 2010 she was the Head, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.  Prior to this in 2007-2008 she was the Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  In 1994 she received her PhD from University of Queensland in psychology. The topic of her thesis was An investigation of decision making by child protection workers. Since this time she has been interested in the research uses of government administrative data.  Using these data she has built two longitudinal birth cohort databases, linking information about individuals born in 1983/1984 and 1990 from child protection, youth offending and adult offending databases.  Her current work involves linking these data to data from Queensland Health regarding system contacts for mental health concerns.  She has examined the lifetime contacts individuals have with child protection, youth justice, adult criminal justice systems, system responses to youth offending and domestic violence, management of risk, diversionary responses and system modelling. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed publications, government reports and non peer reviewed publications. She has been involved in partnerships that have obtained over four million dollars in National Competitive Funding, consultancies and other government research funding.  Her work receives strong support from across Queensland Government criminal justice agencies.