Flinders Law School
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.
B.Ed (Melb); M.Crim (Melb); PhD (Melb)
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".
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).
: The 'harm' of cinematic images
: Social networking and crime
; Road Traffic Advertisements and crime prevention
; The role of the International Criminal Court
: Women in Policing
; post custodial surveillance of offenders
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.