Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Cassandra Cross
Position(s)
Principal Research Fellow
Faculty of Law,
Research (Law),
Research Centre (Law)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology
Phone
+61 7 3138 1600
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Justice (Honours) (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Arts (Justice Studies) with Distinction (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Board of Directors, Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (QPCYWA)
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • Member, Australian Information Security Association
Keywords

Online fraud, Cybercrime, Romance fraud, Policing, Victimisation, Crime Prevention, QUT Centre for Justice

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

Biography

Dr Cassandra Cross is currently a Senior Research Fellow, Cybersecurity Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). She also holds a position as an Associate Professor in the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology. Previously, she worked as a research/policy officer with the Queensland Police Service, where she commenced research on the topic of online fraud and was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2011. Since taking up her position at QUT in 2012, she has published in this area across several journals and continued her research into online fraud focusing across the prevention, victim support and policing aspects of this crime. She has received several competitive grants and industry funding to further this work. She is co-author (with Professor Mark Button) of the book entitled “Cyber frauds, scams, and their victims”, which was published by Routledge in 2017. Research interests:

  • Fraud (policing, prevention and victim support)
  • Identity crime
  • Cybercrime
  • Discourses on victim blaming
  • Crime prevention
  • Policing

ORCID ID
orcid.org/0000-0003-0827-3567
Scopus ID
55849846700

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Cassandra Cross.

Teaching

Dr Cross is currently not teaching, but provides guest lectures across the topics of fraud, cybercrime and policing.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Cassandra Cross.

Publications


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

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
I was the recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in the category of Partnerships and Engagement for "forging transdisciplinary research partnerships and enhancing engagement within and beyond the QUT community".
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2019
Details
I was appointed to the position of Senior Research Fellow, in the Law and Policy Theme of the Cybersecurity CRC. This fellowship enables me to complete a project targeted at better understanding the complex dynamics of romance fraud.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2018
Details
I was elected by members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology to the position of Queensland representative for the Society.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
I was nominated by the Law Faculty for a Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in recognition of exceptional sustained performance and outstanding achievement across the two categories of research, and partnership and engagement.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
I received the New Scholar Prize. This award is given to the best publication in criminology by a member of the Society who qualifies as an early career researcher. My award was for the following article: Cross, C. (2016) They're very lonely: Understanding the fraud victimisation of seniors. International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 5(4): 60-75.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
I received a Highly Commended for the Emerald Literati Awards. Each year, Emerald recognises outstanding papers that have been published within their journals. The awards are determined by the editorial board of the journal across all of the papers that have been published during the previous year. I was awarded a Highly Commended citation based on the following article: Cross, C. and Kelly, M. (2016) The problem of "white noise": Examining current prevention approaches to online fraud. Journal of Financial Crime 23(4) 23(4): 806-828.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2017
Details
I received the Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award. The award is given annually to an author who has written the best publication in the area of crime prevention. My award was for the following article: Cross, C. (2016) Using financial intelligence to target online fraud victimisation: Applying a tertiary prevention perspective. Criminal Justice Studies 29(2): 125-142.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2016
Details
I was elected by the PCYC Queensland Board of Directors to the position of Deputy Chair in June 2016.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2015
Details
I received a QUT Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2015
Details
I was elected to the Board of Directors for PCYC Queensland in November 2015 and was re-elected for a second term in November 2018.

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