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Dr Angela Higginson

Faculty of Law,
School of Justice

Personal

Name
Dr Angela Higginson
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Law
Phone
+61 7 3138 7130
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Associate Editor – Journal of Experimental Criminology
  • Managing Editor – Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice coordinating group
  • Member – American Society of Criminology (ASC), Division of Experimental Criminology, Division of Policing
  • Member – Asian Criminology Society
Keywords

CJRC, Hate Crime, Policing, Southern Criminology, Systematic Reviews, Quantitative Methodology, Youth Gangs

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Angela Higginson is a lecturer in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT.  She holds a PhD in Criminology, a BA (Hons) in Psychology, a BA in Psychology and Philosophy, and a Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation.

Prior to joining the School of Justice, Angela was a Lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Queensland. She has also worked within the public sector as the Principal Advisor Statistical Research and Analysis in the Department of Emergency Services. Her PhD in Criminology was awarded by the University of Queensland, and developed statistical methods to understand patterns of Commonwealth fraud, working in partnership with the Australian Federal Police.

Angela’s recent work focuses on policing and community processes for crime control, with a particular interest in the evaluation of policing practice through systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Much of her work is situated in a comparative framework, and examines the contextual differences between the Global North and South.

Research interests  

  • Policing and crime control
  • Youth gangs, hate crime, anti-immigrant sentiment
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Fraud and fire
This information has been contributed by Dr Angela Higginson.

Teaching

  • JSB273 Crime Research Methods
  • JSB173 Understanding the Criminal Justice System
This information has been contributed by Dr Angela Higginson.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Managing Editor of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice coordinating group. The Campbell Collaboration is the peak body for the promotion and production of systematic reviews in the social sciences.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Associate Editor (Systematic Reviews) for the Journal of Experimental Criminology. The journal is currently ranked as 8/57 in Criminology and Penology with an impact factor of 2.229
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2015
Details
Invited to launch the Global Policing Database at the Mayor's Office of Policing and Crime, London, to an international audience of police practitioners, policy-makers, and researchers. The Global Policing Database is an initiative to collate all experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of policing interventions in an open-source web-based database. The GPD was funded by the UK College of Policing, via the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (UK).
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
As a result of my work conducting systematic reviews of the predictors of youth gang membership and preventive gang interventions in low- and middle-income countries, I was invited to give a seminar on the state of the evidence on gang violence prevention in Latin America to senior staff at the Inter-American Development Bank (Washington DC).
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
Invited speaker on plenary panel "Gangs and youth violence: Innovative approaches and best practice" at the World Congress of Criminology in Monterrey, Mexico. The plenary was attended by over 1000 delegates, police, and government representatives.

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