- Associate Professor Sharon Hayes
- Associate Professor
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
- Discipline *
- Criminology, Cultural Studies, Philosophy
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PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Domestic violence, Gender, Sex Crimes, Sexual morality, Ethics
Dr. Sharon Hayes has been researching and teaching in the areas of criminal justice, criminology, moral philosophy and ethics for the past twenty years and has qualifications in political science, philosophy and ethics. Over the past decade she has developed a focused research profile and track record of publications in the areas of sexuality/gender studies, specifically sex and crime, domestic violence and social constructions of romantic love and abuse. Recent books include Criminal Justice Ethics: Cultivating the Moral Imagination (Routledge 2015), Sex Love and Abuse: Discourses on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Palgrave 2014), Sex, Crime and Morality (Routledge, 2012), The Politics of Sex Trafficking: A moral geography (Palgrave, 2013), and Social Ethics for Legal and Justice Professionals (Pearson Education Australia, 2006). Sharon’s current research interests include the theoretical and moral underpinnings of intimate partner abuse, and she has a monograph on the topic forthcoming, titled Romantic Terrorism: An Auto-ethnography of Domestic Violence Victimization and Survival (Palgrave). Sharon also teaches JSB175 Social Ethics and the Justice System and JSN184 Sex and Crime. She won Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, 2009, and 2011.
Recent conference presentations
Hayes, S and S Jeffries (2011) “Why Do They Keep Going Back? Exploring narratives of survivors of intimate partner violence,” Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference, Qld, 27-30 Sept, 2011, QUT, Brisbane.
Hayes, S and S Jeffries (2011) “Why Do They Keep Going Back? Exploring narratives on surviving lesbian intimate partner violence,” First International ACON Same Sex Domestic Violence Conference, 16 Sept, 2011, ACON, Sydney, NSW.
Carpenter, B, S. Hayes and E. O’Brien (2011) “Constructions of Female Sex Offenders: Exploring Public Discourses”, paper presented to the British Society of Criminology Conference, 3-6 July 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
O’Brien, E., S. Hayes and B. Carpenter (2011) “Sex Trafficking and Moral Harm: Politicised Understandings and Depictions of the Trafficked Experience” paper to be presented to the British Society of Criminology Conference, 3-6 July 2011, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Hayes, S. and B. Carpenter (2011) “The Moral Temporality of Sex, Crime and Taboo,” paper presented to the Erotics Conference, Griffith University, Brisbane, 11-13 February, 2011
Hayes, S and B. Carpenter (2010) “Absence of Malice: Constructing the female sex offender,” paper presented to the Moral Panics Conference, Brunel University, London, UK, 10-12 Dec 2010.
Hayes, S. and A.E. Dwyer (2010) “Queer Cops in Queensland: Exploring narratives,” paper presented to the International Queering Paradigms II Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, April 7-9.
Hayes, S. (2010) “The Moral Geography of ‘Deviant’ Sexualities,” paper presented to the International Queering Paradigms II Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, April 7-9.
Hayes, S. (2010) “Sex, Crime, and Morality,” invited lecture presented to the Loughborough University students of the Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice, March 23, 2010.
Hayes, S. (2010) “The Moral Temporality of Sex, Taboo and the Body,” paper presented to the School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, February 19, 2010.
Hayes, S. and M. Ball (2009) “Queering Cyberspace: Fan fiction communities as spaces for expressing and exploring sexuality,” paper presented to the First International Queer Paradigms Conference, Canterbury, UK, February, 2009.
Ball, M. and S. Hayes (2009) “Violence between Same-Sex Intimate Partners: Setting the Parameters,” paper presented to the First International Queer Paradigms Conference, Canterbury, UK, February 2009.
Hayes, S. and M. Ball (2009) “Homophobia in the University Classroom: Student conceptualisations of queer identity,” paper presented to the First International Queer Paradigms Conference, Canterbury, UK, February 2009.
- Hayes SL, (2015) Criminal justice ethics: Cultivating the moral imagination p1-198
- Hayes SL, Jeffries S, (2015) Romantic terrorism: An auto-ethnography of domestic violence, victimization and survival p1-120
- Hayes SL, (2014) Sex, love and abuse: discourses on domestic violence and sexual assault p1-154
- Hayes SL, Baker BJ, (2014) Female sex offenders and pariah femininities: Rewriting the sexual scripts, Journal of Criminology p1-9
- Carpenter BJ, O'Brien E, Hayes SL, Death JE, (2014) Harm, responsibility, age and consent, New Criminal Law Review: an international and interdisciplinary journal p23-54
- O'Brien E, Hayes SL, Carpenter BJ, (2013) The politics of sex trafficking: A moral geography [Critical Criminological Perspectives series] p1-232
- O'Brien E, Carpenter BJ, Hayes SL, (2013) Sex trafficking and moral harm: Politicised understandings and depictions of the trafficked experience, Critical Criminology: international journal p401-415
- Hayes SL, Carpenter BJ, (2013) Social moralities and discursive constructions of female sex offenders, Sexualities: studies in culture and society p159-179
- Hayes SL, Jeffries S, (2013) Why do they keep going back? Exploring women's discursive experiences of intimate partner abuse, International Journal of Criminology and Sociology p57-71
- Hayes SL, Carpenter BJ, Dwyer A, (2012) Sex, crime and morality p1-146
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Awards and recognition
- Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
- Reference year
- Legal Practice Tribunal Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General Invited Lay Member of the Tribunal.
- Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
- Reference year
- Chair of the committee for the Second International Queering Paradigms Conference, QUT, Brisbane, 7-9 April, 2010
Completed supervisions (Doctorate)
- Criminal desistance : life opportunities and hermeneutic circles of self-definition (2013)
- A Genealogy of the Problematic of Homelessness and the Homeless in Australia (2010)
- Police Corruption and Strategies for its Prevention in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (2008)
- Rational Avoidance of Accountability by Queensland Governments (2007)