Position/s

Senior Lecturer
Flinders Law School

Biography

Derek Dalton is a Senior Lecturer in the Law School at Flinders University.  Prior to coming to Flinders he lectured in Criminal Justice at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.  Derek is part of the Criminal Justice team in the Law School and his primary teaching duties involve lecturing students in the two compulsory first year topics "Crime and Criminology" and "Criminal Justice System".  In addition to teaching his upper level elective "Crime, Law and Trauma", he supervises both honours and doctoral students.

Qualifications

B.Ed (Melb); M.Crim (Melb); PhD (Melb)

Honours, awards and grants

July 2009, recipient of a $10,000 Australian Learning & Teaching Council "Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning".  My citation was based on inspiring teaching and assessment innovations I pioneered in the topic "Crime, Law & Trauma" over five years.

In August 2009 I was the recipient of a $3000 Faculty of Education, Theology, Humanities and Law "Award for Excellence in Teaching"

In December 2009 I was the recipient of a $5000 Vice-Chancellor's Award For Excellence in Teaching based on my achievements in the topic "Crime, Law and Trauma".

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Research interests

Derek's research interests cluster around the historic criminalisation of gay male sexuality and its enduring legacy in contemporary times.  He is also interested in cinematic representations of criminality.  Derek's latest research engages with "dark tourism" (thanatourism).

Supervisory interests

  • Dark tourism
  • Representations of crime

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : The 'harm' of cinematic images (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Social networking and crime (1) ; Road Traffic Advertisements and crime prevention (1) ; The role of the International Criminal Court (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Women in Policing (1) ; post custodial surveillance of offenders (1) ;

Publications

  • Dalton, D. (2012). Policing 'beats' in Australia. In P Johnson & D Dalton, ed. Policing Sex. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 67-81.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2004). Arresting Images / Fugitive Testimony: The Resistant Photography of Evergon. In Andrew T. Kenyon & Peter D. Rush, ed. AN AESTHETICS OF LAW AND CULTURE: TEXTS, IMAGES, SCREENS. New York, USA: Elsevier, pp. 73-107.
    [10.1016/S1059-4337(04)34004-4] [10.1016/S1059-4337(04)34004-4] [Scopus]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2008). 'Brokeback Mountain': a requiem for thwarted love and a discussion of cinema's treatment of gay desire. Journal of sexualities, gender and justice, 1 pp. n/a-n/a.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D. (2012). Co-Editor. Policing Sex. New York: Routledge.
    [Web Link]
  • Karklins, L.T. and Dalton, D. (2012). Social networking sites and the dangers they pose to youth: Some Australian findings. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 24(2) pp. 205-222.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. and Schubert, C. (2011). When Classification Becomes Censorship: An Analysis of the Neutralisation and Resistance of Film Censorship in Contemporary Australia. Griffith Law Review, 20(1) pp. 31-66.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2010). Crime, law and Trauma: a personal reflection on the challenges and rewards of teaching sensitive topics to criminology students education. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 2(3) pp. 1-18.
  • Biber, K. and Dalton, D.A. (2009). Making art from evidence: secret sex and police surveillance in the tearoom. Crime Media Culture, 5(3) pp. 243-267.
    [10.1177/1741659009346048] [10.1177/1741659009346048] [Scopus]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2009). Encountering Auschwitz : a personal rumination on the possibilities and limitations of witnessing/remembering trauma in memorial space. Law Text Culture, 13 pp. 187-225.
    [Web Link]
  • Brewer, R.C. and Dalton, D.A. (2008). Assessing the importance of culture in explaining drug use amongst Indigenous police detainees in Adelaide. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(2) pp. 265-286.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2008). Gay Male Resistance in beat spaces in Australia: a study of 'outlaw' desire. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 28 pp. 97-119.
  • Dalton, D.A. (2007). Genealogy of the Australian Homocriminal Subject: A Study of Two Explanatory Models of Deviance. Griffith Law Review, 16(1) pp. 83-106.
  • Dalton, D.A. (2007). Policing Outlawed Desire: 'Homocriminality' in Beat Spaces in Australia. Law and Critique, 18(3) pp. 375-405.
    [10.1007/s10978-007-9018-2] [10.1007/x10978-007-9018-2] [Scopus]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2006). The haunting of gay subjectivity: the cases of Oscar Wilde and John Marsden. Law Text Culture, 10 pp. 72-100.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2006). Surveying deviance, figuring disgust: locating the homocriminal body in time and space. Social and Legal Studies, 15(2) pp. 277-299.
    [10.1177/0964663906063584] [10.1177/0964663906063584] [Scopus]
  • Karklins, L.T. and Dalton, D. (2012). Social networking sites and the dangers they pose to youth: Some Australian findings. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 24(2) pp. 205-222.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. and Schubert, C. (2011). When Classification Becomes Censorship: An Analysis of the Neutralisation and Resistance of Film Censorship in Contemporary Australia. Griffith Law Review, 20(1) pp. 31-66.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2010). Crime, law and Trauma: a personal reflection on the challenges and rewards of teaching sensitive topics to criminology students education. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 2(3) pp. 1-18.
  • Biber, K. and Dalton, D.A. (2009). Making art from evidence: secret sex and police surveillance in the tearoom. Crime Media Culture, 5(3) pp. 243-267.
    [10.1177/1741659009346048] [10.1177/1741659009346048] [Scopus]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2009). Encountering Auschwitz : a personal rumination on the possibilities and limitations of witnessing/remembering trauma in memorial space. Law Text Culture, 13 pp. 187-225.
    [Web Link]
  • Brewer, R.C. and Dalton, D.A. (2008). Assessing the importance of culture in explaining drug use amongst Indigenous police detainees in Adelaide. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(2) pp. 265-286.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2008). Gay Male Resistance in beat spaces in Australia: a study of 'outlaw' desire. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 28 pp. 97-119.
  • Dalton, D.A. (2007). Policing Outlawed Desire: 'Homocriminality' in Beat Spaces in Australia. Law and Critique, 18(3) pp. 375-405.
    [10.1007/s10978-007-9018-2] [10.1007/x10978-007-9018-2] [Scopus]
  • Dalton, D. (2012). Policing 'beats' in Australia. In P Johnson & D Dalton, ed. Policing Sex. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 67-81.
    [Web Link]
  • Dalton, D.A. (2004). Arresting Images / Fugitive Testimony: The Resistant Photography of Evergon. In Andrew T. Kenyon & Peter D. Rush, ed. AN AESTHETICS OF LAW AND CULTURE: TEXTS, IMAGES, SCREENS. New York, USA: Elsevier, pp. 73-107.
    [10.1016/S1059-4337(04)34004-4] [10.1016/S1059-4337(04)34004-4] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

Derek has served on a Focus Group that sought to nurture positive relationships between the police and the gay and lesbian community in South Australia.  He has also promoted awareness of criminal justice issues by conducting television and radio interviews.  In 2010 Derek promoted Holocaust awareness by giving a public seminar as part of Andrew Steiner's "Remember the Holocaust" Art exhibition at the Historic Trust in the city of Adelaide.

Expertise for media contact

Interests

  • Crime Criminal Justice issues, gay men and the law, popular culture and cinematic representations of crime, dark tourism

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 82015285
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Location: Law Commerce (3.32)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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