Dr Kwan Yiu Daphne ChoiLecturer, Criminology
Daphne is a lecturer in criminology at ACAP Melbourne. She holds a PhD in criminology awarded by Monash University. Her thesis is titled Prisons, Sustainability and Desistance: Exploring the Benefits of Therapeutic Horticulture Programs and Animal Programs in Carceral Settings, focusing on the effects of involving animals and plants in helping offenders to steer away from crime commission after release.
Before coming to Australia, Daphne completed her honours degree at City University of Hong Kong. Since the undergraduate time, Daphne has been interested in prison work and study. She has been visiting, researching and volunteering in different prisons across Asia and Oceania. She is now coauthoring a book about Indonesian prison rehabilitation to publish hidden experiences in the country
Daphne has primary interests in prison rehabilitation, prisoners’ rights, youth offending, restorative justice and transitional justice. She has presented her work in Oceania, Asia and Europe.
– Choi, D. (2019, June). Sustainability in Prison: The implementation of sustainable programs in promoting desistance. Paper presented at the 4th Victorian Postgraduate Criminology Conference 2019, Melbourne, Australia.
– Choi, D., & Chang, Y. C. L. (2018, October). Assistance from outside: A case study of prisoner-initiated rehabilitation programs in Kerobokan Prison, Bali. Paper presented at the Restorative and Maori Justice Approaches to Prison Crisis Conference 2018, Wellington, New Zealand.
– Choi, D., & Chang, Y. C. L. (2018, June). Assistance from outside: A case study of prisoner-initiated rehabilitation programs in Kerobokan Prison, Bali. Paper presented at the European Forum of Restorative Justice 10th International Conference 2018, Tirana, Albania.
– Choi, D., Chen, S. Y., & Steels, B. (2015, June). Prison residents, relationships, rehabilitation and redemption in Kerobokan Prison, Bali. Paper presented at the 7th Asian Criminological Society Conference, Hong Kong.
– Choi, D., Ng, K. W, & Chang, Y. C. L. (2015, June). Application of transitional justice to peacebuilding in post-conflict period. Paper presented at the 7th Asian Criminological Society Conference, Hong Kong.
– Steels, B., & Choi, D. (2015, June). Convict to citizen: Do restorative practices have a role to play in rehabilitation. Paper presented at the 7th Asian Criminological Society Conference, Hong Kong.
Teaching and Coordination Responsibilities
- CRIM1004 Theoretical Criminology
- CRIM2064 Comparative Criminology
- JALE1064 Ethics and Criminal Justice
- JALE2034 Penology
Punishment and Sentencing
Sustainability in Prison
Youth Justice in Asia
Professional Affiliations and Fellowships
Member, Asia Pacific Forum for Restorative Justice.