Personal details

Name
Dr Lisa Durnian
Position(s)
Lecturer
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Law
Phone
+61 7 3138 7121
Fax
+61 7 3138 7123
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University), Grad.Dip.Ed (Secondary) (University of Queensland), BA (Hons Class I) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
    (Member)
  • Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (Member)
Keywords

historical criminology, digital histories, guilty plea, criminal prosecution, policing, sentencing, patricide, CJSDRC

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

Biography

Dr Lisa Durnian is a lecturer in the School of Justice at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Lisa is currently teaching Punishment and Penal Policy for undergraduate students. She is a member of QUT’s Centre for Justice (C4J); the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC); and the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society (ANZLHS).

Lisa’s research provides the first historical examination of the contemporary guilty plea system in criminal prosecution. Her thesis ‘The rise of the guilty plea in Australian Supreme Courts: A history‘ was recently awarded the Chancellor’s Medal for Excellence in the PhD Thesis for 2018 (Griffith University).

Lisa’s research interests include:

  • the guilty plea
  • criminal prosecution
  • historical criminology
  • digital histories

Prior to joining QUT, Lisa was a sessional lecturer at Griffith University and taught into prisoner rehabilitation; research methodologies; policing, courts and the criminal law.

This information has been contributed by Dr Lisa Durnian.

Teaching

Lisa is currently teaching JSB207 Punishment and Penal Policy.

This information has been contributed by Dr Lisa Durnian.

Publications


Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
Awarded the Chancellor's Medals for Excellence in the PhD Thesis, 2018
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
Awarded the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award with co-author Alana Piper (UTS) for best article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Piper, A. & Durnian, L. (2017). Theft on trial: Prosecution, conviction and sentencing patterns in colonial Victoria and Western Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 50(1), 5-22. doi:10.1177/0004865815620684.