Master of Arts (Criminology), University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne
Matthew is a Senior Lecturer and the current Course Coordinator for Criminology and Justice degree. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004 with a Master of Arts (Criminology), having majored in Criminology whilst completing his Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Matthew began working in Higher Education in 2001, when he tutored first-year Criminology at the University of Melbourne.
He first arrived at Navitas College of Public Safety in 2002, commencing work as a tutor in Drugs and Crime, Sentencing, and Theoretical Criminology. After spending a year in Japan teaching English, Matthew returned to NCPS in 2004. At present, he lectures in units including Corporate Crime, Deviance, Drugs and Crime, and Transnational Crime. Matthew’s research interests relate to transnational crime, migration (namely 'crimmigration'), the sociology of deviance, crime and the media, terrorism, and the sociology of religion. His previous research combined a number of these areas, focusing on the criminalisation of the Falun Gong by the Chinese Government, and in particular the application of the cult label to this group. Matthew's current research examines the treatment of irregular migrants by Western governments.
Professional Affiliations and Fellowships:
- Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)