Position

Strategic Professor
College of Business, Government and Law

Biography

Adam Graycar was a lecturer Social Policy at Flinders until his departure in 1980 to become the Foundation Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. In the intervening decades he has held a wide range of academic and government posts. In 2015 he returned as strategic professor in public policy.

He acquired extensive policy experience over 22 years in the senior level posts he has held in government, both Federal and State. His most recent government position was Head, Cabinet Office, Government of South Australia (2003-2007). He also had nine years (1994-2003) as head of a Commonwealth Statutory Authority, the Australian Institute of Criminology a government agency whose task is to provide quality information and conduct policy oriented research. He was also the nation’s first Commissioner for the Ageing (1985-1990).

Before returning to Flinders his most recent academic posts were Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, and before that, Dean and Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

He has worked in many public policy domains and his current work is on integrity and corruption prevention in Australia and internationally. He is working closely with international agencies such as the United Nations (UNODC) and the World Bank, as well as teaching specialist courses in leading universities in Asia, Europe and North America.

His latest book Understanding and Preventing Corruption (with Tim Prenzler) was published in the UK and New York in October 2013. He is the author of over 250 scholarly publications, has two doctorates from the University of NSW, and is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Qualifications

B.A.   (Hons in Political Science)   University of NSW

Ph.D.  (Public Policy)   University of NSW

D. Litt  (Social Policy- by examination)   University of NSW

Honours, awards and grants

Member. Order of Australia (AM)

Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, Australia (FASSA)

Fellow, Australian Institute of Management (FAIM)

Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD)

Co-Chair of the Quality of Governance Working Group of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (since 2012)

President of the Australian Social Policy Association. (2013-2017)

Awarded Centenary Medal (2003)

Research expertise

  • Policy and administration

Research interests

Professor Graycar is not taking any new PhD students

Publications

  • Graycar, A. (2018). Accountability Mechanisms. In Ali Farazmand, ed. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance. Springer.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-31816-5_2331-1]
  • Graycar, A. (2017). Corruption in New Zealand and Australia. In Antje Deckert and Rick Sarre, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 251-267.
  • Graycar, A. (2017). Corruption in New Zealand and Australia. In Antje Deckert and Rick Sarre, ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 251-267.
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2017). A New Victorian Era: Gerring Crime Out of Commercial Sex. In Benoit LeClerc, Ernesto U Savona, ed. Crime Prevention in the 21st Century: Insightful Approaches for Crime Prevention Initiatives. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 293-315.
    [10.1007/978-3-319-27793-6_18]
  • Graycar, A. (2016). Accountability. In A. Farazmand, ed. Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 1-5.
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2016). A new Victorian era: Getting corruption and crime out of commercial sex. In Crime Prevention in the 21st Century: Insightful Approaches for Crime Prevention Initiatives. online: Springer, pp. 293-315.
  • Monaghan, O. and Graycar, A. (2016). Building Integrity in Public Sector Operations. In Lawton, A., van der Wal, Z & Huberts, L, ed. Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion. New York & Oxford: Routledge, pp. 87-108.
  • Monaghan, O. and Graycar, A. (2016). Building Integrity in Public-Sector Operations. In Lawton, A., van der Wal, Z & Huberts, L, ed. Ethics in Public Policy and Management: A global research companion. New York & Oxford: Routledge, pp. 87-108.
  • Graycar, A. (2015). Corruption. In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. New York: Oxford University Press.
    [10.1093/obo/9780199743292-0098]
  • Graycar, A. (2014). Corruption. In Debra Rowe, ed. Achieving Sustainability: visions, principles, and practice. Detroit, USA: Macmillan Reference USA, pp. 186-192.
  • Graycar, A. (2014). Corruption. In Debra Rowe, ed. Achieving Sustainability: visions, principles, and practice. Detroit, USA: Macmillan Reference USA, pp. 186-192.
  • Graycar, A. (2011). Corruption. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 215-222.
  • Graycar, A. (2011). Corruption. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 215-222.
  • Graycar, A. (2011). International Cooperation to Combat Money Laundering. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 445-452.
  • Graycar, A. (2011). International Cooperation to Combat Money Laundering. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 445-452.
  • Graycar, A. and Hicks, D. (2011). Money Laundering. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press, pp. 171-177.
  • Graycar, A. and Smith, R.G. (2011). Research and Practice in Corruption: An Introduction. In Adam Graycar & Russell G Smith, ed. Handbook Of Global Research And Practice In Corruption. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1-13.
  • Graycar, A. and Smith, R. (2011). Research and Practice in Corruption: An Introduction. In Adam Graycar & Russell G Smith, ed. Handbook Of Global Research And Practice In Corruption. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 3-13.
  • Graycar, A. and Felson, M. (2010). Situational prevention of organized timber theft and related corruption. In Bullock, KA, Clarke, R and Tilley, N, ed. Situational Prevention of Organized Crimes. Cullompton, Surrey UK: Willan Publishing, pp. 81-92.
  • Graycar, A. and Hicks, D.C. (2010). Money Laundering. In Mangai Natarajan, ed. International Crime and Justice. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 171-177.
  • Graycar, A. and Prenzler, T. (2013). Understanding and Preventing Corruption. New York & Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Graycar, A. and Prenzler, T. (2013). Understanding and Preventing Corruption. Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
  • Graycar, A. and Smith, R.G. (2011). Global Handbook on Research and Practice in Corruption. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Graycar, A. and Mukherjee, S. (1997). Crime and Justice in Australia. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Mukherjee, S. and Graycar, A. (1997). Crime and Justice in Australia. 2nd ed. Leichhardt, New South Wales: Hawkins Press.
  • Graycar, A. and Grabosky, P.N. (1996). Money Laundering: Risks and Countermeasures. 2 ed. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Graycar, A. and Jamrozik, A.W. (1993). How Australians Live: socieal Policty in Theory and Practice. 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Australia: Macmillan Education Australia.
  • Graycar, A. and Jamrozik, A.W. (1993). How Australians Live: Social Policy in Theory and Practice. Melbourne: Macmillan.
  • Graycar, A. and Jamrozik, A.W. (1989). How Australians Live: Social Policy in Theory and Practice. South Melbourne, Victoria: The Macmillan Company of Australia.
  • Graycar, A. (1979). Welfare Politics in Australia: A Study in Policy Analysis. Melbourne: Macmillan.
  • Graycar, A. (1977). Social Policy: An Australian Introduction. Melbourne: Macmillan.
  • Graycar, A. and Atkins, R. (1972). Governing Australia. Sydney: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • Graycar, A. and Masters, A. (2015). Corruption in sport – a new field for public policy. In Symposium of the Anti-Corruption Academic (ACAD) Initiative: Compendium of the papers submitted by the participants. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Symposium of the Anti-Corruption Academic (ACAD) Initiative. Moscow. Oct 2015, pp. 56-68.
  • Graycar, A. and Smith, R. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of global research and practice corruption. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Graycar, A. and Grabosky, P.N. (Eds.). (2002). Cambridge Handbook of Australian Criminology. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Graycar, A. and Stewart, A. (Eds.). (1990). Look After Yourself: The Health Handbook for Older People.
  • Graycar, A. (Ed.). (1983). Retreat from the Welfare State: Australian Social Policy in the 1980s. Sydney: Allen and Unwin.
  • Graycar, A. (Ed.). (1978). Perspectives in Australian Social Policy. Melbourne: Macmillan.
  • Graycar, A. (2018). Davide Torsello, ed., Corruption in Public Administration: An Ethnographic Approach (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2016). 258 pp. $110.79 (hardcover), ISBN: 9811785362583. Public Administration Review, 78(2) pp. 325-328.
    [10.1111/puar.12930]
  • Graycar, A. (2016). Hotspots of Corruption. NACC Journal, 9(1) pp. 20-35.
  • Graycar, A. (2016). Corruption and Public Value. Public Integrity, 18(4) pp. 339-341.
    [10.1080/10999922.2016.1184518]
  • Graycar, A. (2016). Corruption and Public Value. Public Integrity, 18(4) pp. 339-341.
    [10.1080/10999922.2016.1184518]
  • Graycar, A. (2011). Corruption: Global initiatives build on local best practice. Public Administration Today, Jan-Mar(25) pp. 11-13.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Graycar, A. (2011). Corruption: Global initiatives build on local best practice. Public Administration Today, 25 pp. 11-13.
  • Graycar, A. (1979). Welfare politics in Australia : a study in policy analysis.
  • Graycar, A. (1978). Perspectives in Australian Social Policy: A Book of Readings.
  • Graycar, A. and Davis, J. (1977). The Australian Assistance Plan: Evaluation Report No. 2.
  • Graycar, A. (1976). Social Policy: An Australian Introduction.
  • Atkins, R. and Graycar, A. (1972). Governing Australia.
  • Graycar, A. and Masters, A. (2018). Preventing malfeasance in low corruption environments: Twenty public administration responses. Journal of Financial Crime, 25(1) pp. 170-186.
    [10.1108/JFC-04-2017-0026] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2018). Policy design for an ageing population. Policy Design and Practice, 1(1) pp. 63-78.
  • Baum, F.E., Graycar, A., Delany-Crowe, T.N., De Leeuw, E., Bacchi, C., Popay, J., et al. (2018). Understanding Australian policies on public health using social and political science theories: reflections from an Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Workshop. Health Promotion International, pp. 1-14.
  • Praino, R. and Graycar, A. (2017). Does corruption follow opportunity?: a study of the US Congress. Public Integrity, pp. 1-19.
    [10.1080/10999922.2017.1402169]
  • Kempf, R.J. and Graycar, A. (2017). Dimensions of authority in oversight agencies: American and Australian comparisons. International Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1080/01900692.2017.1347947] [Scopus]
  • Kempf, R.J. and Graycar, A. (2017). Dimensions of Authority in Oversight Agencies: American and Australian Comparisons. International Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1080/01900692.2017.1347947] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Masters, A. (2017). Preventing malfeasance in low corruption environments. Journal of Financial Crime, 25(1) pp. 170-186.
    [10.1108/JFC-04-2017-0026] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Jancsics, D. (2017). Gift Giving and Corruption. International Journal of Public Administration, 40(12) pp. 1013-1023.
    [10.1080/01900692.2016.1177833] [Scopus]
  • Porter, L.E. and Graycar, A. (2016). Hotspots of corruption: applying a problem-oriented policing approach to preventing corruption in the public sector. Security Journal, 29(3) pp. 423-441.
    [10.1057/sj.2013.38] [Scopus]
  • van der Wal, Z. and Graycar, A. (2016). See no Evil, hear no Evil? Assessing Corruption Risk Perceptions and Strategies of Victorian Public Bodies. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(1) pp. 3-17.
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12163] [Scopus]
  • van der Wal, Z., Graycar, A. and Kelly, K. (2016). See No Evil, Hear No Evil? Assessing Corruption Risk Perceptions and Strategies of Victorian Public Bodies. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(1) pp. 3-17.
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12163]
  • Porter, L. and Graycar, A. (2016). Hotspots of corruption: applying a problem-oriented policing approach to preventing corruption in the public sector. Security Journal, 29(3) pp. 423-441.
    [10.1057/sj.2013.38] [Scopus]
  • Ochoa, R. and Graycar, A. (2016). Tackling Conflicts of Interest: Policy Instruments in Different Settings. Public Integrity, 18(1) pp. 83-100.
    [10.1080/10999922.2015.1093398]
  • Ochoa, R. and Graycar, A. (2016). Tackling Conflict of Interest: Policy Instruments in Different Settings. Public Integrity, 18(1) pp. 83-100.
    [10.1080/10999922.2015.1093398]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2016). Making corruption disappear in local government. Public Integrity, 18(1) pp. 42-58.
    [10.1080/10999922.2015.1093400]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2016). Making Corruption Disappear in Local Government. Public Integrity, 18(1) pp. 42-58.
    [10.1080/10999922.2015.1093400]
  • Lenz, P.J. and Graycar, A. (2016). Stealing from the boss: who is looking? Journal of Financial Crime, 23(3) pp. 613-623.
    [10.1108/JFC-09-2015-0053]
  • van der Wal, Z., Graycar, A. and Kelly, K.L. (2016). See no Evil, hear no Evil? Assessing Corruption Risk Perceptions and Strategies of Victorian Public Bodies. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 75(1) pp. 3-17.
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12163] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Jancsics, D. (2016). Gift Giving and Corruption. International Journal of Public Administration,
    [10.1080/01900692.2016.1177833] [Scopus]
  • Lenz, P.J. and Graycar, A. (2016). Stealing from the boss: who is looking? Journal of Financial Crime, 23(3) pp. 613-623.
    [10.1108/JFC-09-2015-0053] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2015). Corruption. Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations,
  • Graycar, A. (2015). Corruption: Classification and analysis. Policy and Society, 34(2) pp. 87-96.
    [10.1016/j.polsoc.2015.04.001] [Scopus]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2015). Media reporting of corruption: policy implications. Crime, Law and Social Change, 64(2) pp. 153-175.
    [10.1007/s10611-015-9595-1] [Scopus]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2015). Media reporting of corruption: Policy implications. Crime, Law and Social Change, 64(2-3) pp. 153-175.
    [10.1007/s10611-015-9595-1] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Monaghan, O. (2015). Rich Country Corruption. International Journal of Public Administration, 38(8) pp. 586-595.
    [10.1080/01900692.2014.949757]
  • Graycar, A. and Monaghan, O. (2015). Rich Country Corruption. International Journal of Public Administration, 38 pp. 586-595.
    [10.1080/01900692.2014.949757] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2015). Corruption: Classification and analysis. Policy and Society, 34(2) pp. 87-96.
    [10.1016/j.polsoc.2015.04.001] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2014). Awareness of Corruption in the Community and Public Service: a Victorian Study. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73(2) pp. 271-281.
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12081] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2014). Awareness of Corruption in the Community and Public Service: a Victorian Study. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 73(2) pp. 271-281.
    [10.1111/1467-8500.12081] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and McCann, B.I. (2012). Implementation: Making Hard Work of Something Simple. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 71(3) pp. 343-354.
    [10.1111/j.1467-8500.2012.00777.x] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Sidebottom, A. (2012). Corruption and control: a corruption reduction approach. Journal of Financial Crime, 19(4) pp. 384-399.
    [10.1108/13590791211266377] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Sidebottom, A. (2012). Corruption and control: a corruption reduction approach. Journal of Financial Crime, 19(4) pp. 384-399.
    [10.1108/13590791211266377] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and McCann, B.I. (2012). Implementation: Making Hard Work of Something Simple. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 71(3) pp. 343-354.
    [10.1111/j.1467-8500.2012.00777.x] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Joutsen, M. (2012). When Experts and Diplomats Agree: Negotiating Peer Review of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Global Governance, 18(4) pp. 425-439.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Joutsen, M. and Graycar, A. (2012). When Experts and Diplomats Agree: Negotiating Peer Review of the UN Convention Against Corruption. Global Governance, 18(4) pp. 425-439.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Graycar, A. and Villa, D. (2011). The Loss of Governance Capacity through Corruption. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 24(3) pp. 419-438.
    [10.1111/j.1468-0491.2011.01535.x] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. and Villa, D. (2011). The Loss of Governance Capacity through Corruption. Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions, 24(3) pp. 419-438.
    [10.1111/j.1468-0491.2011.01535.x] [Scopus]
  • Morris, P.K. and Graycar, A. (2011). Homicide through a Different Lens. British Journal of Criminology, 53(5) pp. 823-838.
    [10.1093/bjc/azr038] [Scopus]
  • Morris, P. and Graycar, A. (2011). Homicide through a Different Lens. British Journal of Criminology, 51(5) pp. 823-838.
    [10.1093/bjc/azr038] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2007). Public Policy: core business and by-products. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 3(4) pp. 567-575.
    [10.1332/174426407782516475] [Scopus]
  • Graycar, A. (2007). Public Policy: core business and by-products. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, 3(4) pp. 567-575.
  • Graycar, A. (2007). Central Agencies-Leadership or Treading on Toes? Public Administration Today, 12 pp. 12-19.
  • Graycar, A. and McCusker, R. (2007). Transnational crime and trafficking in persons: Quantifying the nature, extent and facilitation of a growing phenomenon. International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, 31(2) pp. 147-165.
  • Graycar, A. (2006). Public policy: core business and by-products. Public Administration Today, 8 pp. 6-11.
  • Graycar, A. (2003). Identity-related Fraud: Risks and Remedies. Tirra Lirra: The Australian Independent Contemporary Magazine, Vol. 13, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer 2003, 13(1) pp. 12-14.
  • Graycar, A., Jobes, P.C., Barclay, E. and Donnermayer, J.F. (2001). Rural Crime in Australia: Contemporary Concerns, Recent Research and Future Directions. AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF REGIONAL STUDIES, 7(1) pp. 3-21.
  • Graycar, A. (1999). Violence in Everyday Life. Education Quarterly, pp. 23-25.
  • Graycar, A. (1999). Crime and Older People. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 18(3) pp. 107-108.
  • Baum, F.E., Graycar, A. and Delany, T.N. (2016). Understanding Australian Policies on Public Health, Workshop Report. Adelaide: The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Masters, A. and Graycar, A. (2015). Review of corruption prevention theory and practice: Towards a new model for the corruption and crime commission, Western Australia. Perth, WA: WA Crime & Corruption Commission.
  • Graycar, A. and Kelly, K. (2014). A review of integrity frameworks in Victorian public sector agencies. Melbourne: Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission.
    [Web Link]
  • Graycar, A. (2013). Perceptions of corruption in Victoria. Melbourne: Independent Broad-based Anti Corruption Commission.
    [Web Link]
  • McAllister, I., Pietsch, J. and Graycar, A. (2012). Perceptions of corruption and ethical conduct: ANUPoll. Report No. 13 ed. ANU, Canberra: Australian National University.
    [Web Link]
  • Graycar, A. and Smith, R.G. (2011). Global Handbook on Research and Practice in Corruption. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.
  • Graycar, A. and Grabosky, P.N. (2002). The Cambridge Handbook of Australian Criminology. Port Melbourne, Victoria: Cambridge University.
  • Graycar, A. (1996). Protecting Superannuation from Criminal Exploitation. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Graycar, A. (1983). Retreat from the Welfare State: Australian Social Policy in the 1980s. Sydney, New South Wales: George Allen & Unwin.
  • Graycar, A. and Davis, J. (1979). The Australian Assistance Plan. no.131/1979 ed. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS).
  • Graycar, A. and Prenzler, T. (2013). Understanding and Preventing Corruption. Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.
  • Graycar, A. and Prenzler, T. (2013). Understanding and Preventing Corruption. New York & Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Graycar, A. and Smith, R.G. (2011). Global Handbook on Research and Practice in Corruption. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar.
  • Mukherjee, S. and Graycar, A. (1997). Crime and Justice in Australia. 2nd ed. Leichhardt, New South Wales: Hawkins Press.
  • Graycar, A. and Mukherjee, S. (1997). Crime and Justice in Australia. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Graycar, A. and Grabosky, P.N. (1996). Money Laundering: Risks and Countermeasures. 2 ed. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Baum, F.E., Graycar, A. and Delany, T.N. (2016). Understanding Australian Policies on Public Health, Workshop Report. Adelaide: The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Graycar, A. and Kelly, K. (2014). A review of integrity frameworks in Victorian public sector agencies. Melbourne: Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission.
    [Web Link]
  • Graycar, A. (2013). Perceptions of corruption in Victoria. Melbourne: Independent Broad-based Anti Corruption Commission.
    [Web Link]
  • McAllister, I., Pietsch, J. and Graycar, A. (2012). Perceptions of corruption and ethical conduct: ANUPoll. Report No. 13 ed. ANU, Canberra: Australian National University.
    [Web Link]

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