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Dr Kelly Richards

Faculty of Law,
School of Justice

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Name
Dr Kelly Richards
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology
Phone
+61 7 3138 7125
Fax
+61 7 3138 7123
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Western Sydney)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Criminology, Restorative justice, Youth justice, Sexual violence, Human trafficking, Circles of Support and Accountability, Research methodology, Online fraud victimisation, Impacts of new age and self-help movements on criminal justice

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

Biography

Background Kelly holds a PhD and a BA (First Class Honours) in criminology from the University of Western Sydney (UWS). Prior to joining QUT in 2013, she worked as a sessional academic at UWS and Sydney University, and in the nongovernment and government sectors, including five years as a senior researcher at the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC).  From 2008 – 2012, Kelly was a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Restorative Justice at the Australian National University.

Recent research Kelly has conducted numerous, complex research projects including research on: restorative justice;  youth justice; and reintegrating child sex offenders via Circles of Support and Accountability.

Research interests

  • youth justice
  • restorative justice
  • sexual violence
  • Circles of Support and Accountability
This information has been contributed by Dr Kelly Richards.

Teaching

  • JSB372 Youth Justice
  • JSB305 Professional Placement
  • JSB419 Honours Research Methods
This information has been contributed by Dr Kelly Richards.

Experience

Invited and keynote presentations

Richards, K. (2017 forthcoming) Born this way? Public views about the causes of pedophilia and/or child sex offending. Griffith Criminology Institute Seminar Series, Brisbane, October. Richards, K. (forthcoming 2017) Reintegrating sex offenders: Implications for parole. Presentation to the ACT Sentencing Administration Board, Canberra, September. Richards, K. (2017) Born this way? Public views about the causes of pedophilia and/or child sex offending. QUT Seminar on Identifying, Understanding and Responding to Child Sex Offending, Brisbane, March. Richards, K. (2016) Circles of Support and Accountability: Examining public opinion about causes of and responses to child sexual abuse. Children, young people and perceptions of sexual harm workshop, Sydney, November. Richards, K. (2016) Keynote: Juvenile justice. Legal Studies Teachers conference, Queensland Parliament, Brisbane, April. Cross, C. & Richards, K. (2016) An evaluation of the effectiveness of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs on crime prevention and community safety. Invited presentation to Youth Justice, Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Brisbane, March. Richards, K. (2015) Public support for Circles of Support and Accountability in Australia. Annual Brisbane Psychology and Law Symposium, University of Queensland, Brisbane, October. Richards, K. (2015) Restorative justice, risk, and Circles of Support and Accountability. Centre for the Study of Science, Religion and Society, University of Queensland, Brisbane, August. Cross, C., Dwyer, A. & Richards, K. (2015) An evaluation of the effectiveness of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs on crime prevention and community safety. Annual Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association conference, Gold Coast, April. Bartels, L, McGovern, A. and Richards, K. (2014) Teaching criminology: Current issues. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Sydney, October. Richards, K. (2014) Keynote address: Key challenges for the future of youth justice in Australia. The Future For Young Australians: Beyond 2014 conference, Melbourne, April. Cross, C, Dwyer, A. and Richards, K. (2014) Never work with animals or children: Lessons from researching in outback Queensland, Queensland University of Technology School of Justice Seminar Series, Brisbane, May. Richards, K. (2013) Circles of Support and Accountability: Potential benefits and dangers. Restorative justice beyond the mainstream seminar, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, November. Richards, K. (2013) Destabilising ‘diversion’: Doing nothing (and doing something) about youth offending. Whose justice? Contested approaches to crime and conflict seminar, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, September. Richards, K. (2013) The facts about youth offending. Expert panel to discuss youth justice. Queensland Parliament, Brisbane, May. Hutchinson, T., Richards, K. and Wight, J. (2013) Young people and boot camps. Queensland University of Technology Crime and Justice Research Centre Symposium, Brisbane, March.   Richards, K. (2011) Circles of Support and Accountability: Lessons from the USA, Canada and the UK. Presentation to the Interagency Public Protection Committee, Perth, May. Richards, K. (2011) Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA): An innovative measure for protecting Australia’s children? Children: A resource most precious conference, Perth, November. Richards, K. (2011) Youth justice conferencing seminar: Principles of restorative justice. Sydney University Law School Events, Sydney, October. Richards, K., Rosevear, L. and Gilbert, R. (2011) Promising interventions for reducing offending by Indigenous juveniles. NSW Aboriginal juvenile justice staff conference, Sydney, October. Richards, K. (2011) Keynote address: Developing research into the policy process: A case study of measuring juvenile recidivism in Australia. Policy development, implementation and evaluation conference, Canberra, September. Richards, K., Rosevear, L. and Gilbert, R. (2011) Promising interventions for reducing offending by Indigenous juveniles. Indigenous Justice Forum, Perth, May. Richards, K. (2011) Circles of Support and Accountability: Lessons from the USA, Canada and the UK. Presentation to the Interagency Public Protection Committee, Perth, May. Richards, K. (2009) Keynote address: The Australian Business Assessment of Computer User Security (ABACUS): A national survey. Australian Federal Police High Tech Crime conference, Sydney, June.   Other presentations   Richards, K. & McCartan, K. (2017 forthcoming) Public views about Circles of Support and Accountability: A qualitative analysis. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers conference, Kansas City, MI, October. Richards, K. (2017) Born this way? Public views about the causes of pedophilia and/or child sex offending. Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South conference, Cairns, July. Richards, K. (2016) An update on Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA) and COSA research in Australia. Presentation to the Minnesota Department of Corrections, St Paul, MN, November.   Cross, C. and Richards, K. (2016) “I wasn’t expecting anything anymore”: The challenges of reporting online fraud in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminologyconference, Hobart, November.   Cross, C. and Richards, K. (2016) The reporting and support needs of online fraud victims: An Australian case study. American Society of Criminology conference, New Orleans, November.   Richards, K. (2016) Police perceptions of young people: A qualitative analysis. American Society of Criminology conference, New Orleans, November.   Richards, K., Cross, C. and Dwyer, A. (2016) Police perceptions of young people: A qualitative analysis. 2nd Australasian Youth Justice conference, Brisbane, September.  Cross, C., Dwyer, A., and Richards, K. (2016) Evaluating the crime prevention and community safety benefits of Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYCs) across Queensland. 2nd Australasian Youth Justice conference, Brisbane, September.  Richards, K. (2015) ‘A noose would be a whole lot cheaper’:Public support for Circles of Support and Accountability in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Adelaide, November. Cross, C. & Richards, K. (2015) The ACA effect: The role of current affairs programs in creating unrealistic victim understandings of and responses to online fraud. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Adelaide, November. Dragiewicz, M., Cross, C. & Richards, K. (2015) Psychological abuse: Insights from emerging research on romance fraud and domestic violence. European Domestic Violence conference, Belfast, September. Richards, K. (2015) ‘Turning over a new leaf’? Offender “accountability” in contemporary penality. Queensland University of Technology Crime, Justice and Social Democracy conference, Brisbane, July. Cross, C. & Richards, K. (2015) “But you gave it away…”: Experiences of victims reporting online fraud to police. Centre for Counter Fraud Studies conference, Portsmouth, June. Lyneham, S. & Richards, K. (2015) Broadening the conceptualiastion of human trafficking in Australia: The problem of marriage trafficking and how to respond. Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations, Sydney, February. Richards, K. (2014) Does rape happen for a reason? A critical examination of the impacts of new age truth claims on victims of violence. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Sydney, October Lyneham, S. & Richards, K. (2014). Bride traffic: Challenging assumptions about human trafficking to Australia. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Sydney, October   Richards, K. (2014) Does rape happen for a reason? A critical examination of the impacts of new age truth claims on victims of violence. British Society of Criminology conference, Liverpool, England, July Cross, C, Dwyer, A. and Richards, K. (2014) “You’ll only need three days”: Lessons learned doing research in Indigenous communities, World Indigenous Legal Conference, Brisbane, June Richards, K. (2013) Does rape happen for a reason? A critical examination of the impacts of new age truth claims on victims of violence. American Society of Criminology conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November Cross, C, Dwyer, A. and Richards, K. (2013) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Police Citizen Youth Clubs on Crime Prevention and Community Safety Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association conference, Gold Coast, October McGovern, A., Bartels, L. and Richards, K. (2013) Degrees of difference? A preliminary study into the composition of ‘criminology’ degrees in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Brisbane, September Richards, K. and Lyneham, S. (2013) Delilah’s story: An empirical case study demonstrating the role of partner migration in human trafficking into Australia. Queensland University of Technology Crime, Justice and Social Democracy conference, Brisbane, July Carrington, K., Dwyer, A., Richards, K., Hutchinson, T. and Bessant, J. (2013) Reimagining youth justice. Queensland University of Technology Crime, Justice and Social Democracy conference, Brisbane, July Cross, C, Dwyer, A. and Richards, K. (2013) Proposed Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Police Citizen Youth Clubs on Crime Prevention and Community Safety Queensland University of Technology Crime, Justice and Social Democracy conference, Brisbane, July Richards, K. and Renshaw, L. (2013) Bail and remand for juveniles in Australia: Key findings from a national research project. Australasian Youth Justice conference, Canberra, May Hutchinson, T. and Richards, K. (2013) Scared straight: Boot camps for young people. Australasian Youth Justice conference, Canberra, May Dwyer, A. and Richards, K. (2013) Unspeakably present: The (un)acknowledgement of diverse sexuality and gender human rights in policing young people in Australia. Australasian Youth Justice conference, Canberra, May Dwyer, A. and Richards, K. (2013) Unspeakably present: The (un)acknowledgement of diverse sexuality and gender human rights in policing young people in Australia. Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security conference, Canberra, April Richards, K. and Renshaw, L. (2012) Bail and remand for juveniles in Australia: Key findings from a national research project. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Auckland, New Zealand, November Stewart, J. and Richards, K. (2012) Where’s the logic? Assessing the program logic for four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth crime prevention, early intervention and diversion programs. Doing justice for young people – Issues and challenges for judicial administration in Australia and New Zealand conference, Brisbane, August Richards, K. and Renshaw, L. (2012) Bail and remand for juveniles in Australia: Key findings from a national research project. Doing justice for young people – Issues and challenges for judicial administration in Australia and New Zealand conference, Brisbane, August Bartels, L. and Richards, K. (2012) Talking the talk: Therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice and oral competence. Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology conference, Hobart, July Richards, K. (2011) What makes juvenile offenders different from adult offenders? Young people, risk and resilience: The challenges of drugs and alcohol conference, Melbourne, March David, F., Richards, K. and Gray-Barry S, (2011) Information sessions on trafficking in persons: Recent research and approaches to tackling it. A series of forums for non-experts, Perth and Kalgoorlie, June Gray-Barry, S. and Richards, K. (2011) The role of marriage in human trafficking-related exploitation of migrant women. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Geelong, September Richards, K. (2011) Circles of Support and Accountability: Lessons from the USA, Canada and the UK. Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology conference, Cairns, July Richards, K. (2011) Trends in juvenile detention in Australia, 1981 – 2008. Bimberi Juvenile Detention Centre Review Forum, Canberra, March Richards, K. (2010) Measuring juvenile recidivism in Australia: Challenges and ways forward. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Alice Springs, September Richards, K. (2010) Trends in juvenile detention in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology conference, Sydney, July Lyneham, M. and Richards, K. (2010) A snapshot of young people in the Australian Capital Territory. Crime Prevention Forum, Australian Capital Territory Department of Justice and Community Safety, Canberra, May Richards, K. (2010) Circles of Support and Accountability. Australian Institute of Criminology Occasional Seminar. Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, March Richards, K. (2009) Negotiating power and access and being called ‘kid’: Conducting qualitative interviews in criminological research. Regulatory Institutions Network seminar, Australian National University, Canberra, October Richards, K., Dearden, J. and Tomison, A. (2009) Child homicide victims in Australia: An overview. Children and the Law conference, Prato, Italy, September Richards, K. (2009) The Australian Business Assessment of Computer User Security (ABACUS): A national survey. Australian Federal Police High Tech Crime conference, Sydney, June Richards, K. (2009) Promise or practice? The past, present and future of restorative justice for Indigenous juveniles. Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology conference, Melbourne, July Richards, K. (2009) Restorative justice in Australia: An overview. Australian Institute of Criminology address to delegation from Tai Pei University, Canberra, February Richards, K. (2009) Juvenile justice in Australia: An overview. Australian Institute of Criminology address to delegation of Swedish Parliamentarians, Canberra, January Richards, K. (2008) Cyber crimes against Australian businesses: A national survey. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Canberra, November Richards, K. (2006) Not directly to blame? Considering the role of parental responsibility in the emergence of restorative practices for juveniles. New frontiers in restorative justice conference, Auckland, New Zealand, December Richards, K. (2006) Negotiating power and access and being called ‘kid’: Interviewing elites in criminological research. University of Western Sydney Postgraduate Colloquium, Campbelltown, November Richards, K. (2005) Not directly to blame? Considering the role of parental responsibility in the emergence of restorative justice. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Wellington, New Zealand, February Richards, K. (2005) Exploring the history of the restorative justice movement. Fifth International Conference on Conferencing and Circles, Vancouver, Canada, August Richards, K. (2003) What’s Oprah Winfrey got to do with it? The rise and rise of restorative justice. Annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Armidale, December Richards, K. (2003) What’s Oprah Winfrey got to do with it? The rise and rise of restorative justice. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Sydney, October   Service

  • ACT Representative – Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, 2009-2011
  • Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Representative – Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, 2011-2013
  • Member – Advisory Group for the review of youth justice legislation in NSW, 2011
  • Member – Expert panel to develop youth justice blueprint in ACT, 2012
This information has been contributed by Dr Kelly Richards.

Publications

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