Position/s

Professor
Flinders Law School

Biography

Mark first joined the Law School in 2000. From 2005 to 2007 he taught criminology at the University of Melbourne. His areas of interest include youth offending, repeat incarceration and desistance from crime and he has received three successive Australian Research Council grants enabling study of these and related issues. Mark has undertaken consultancies for state and local government in areas ranging across graffiti vandalism, restorative and therapeutic justice, mentoring and serious repeat youth offending. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Series on Desistance and Rehabilitation (Routledge) and the International Journal for Crime and Justice. Mark also served on the Social Inclusion Board, Department of Premier and Cabinet, South Australian Government. In 2012, he was awarded a four year Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for the project Generations Through Prison: A Critical Exploration of the Causes, Experiences and Consequences of Intergenerational Incarceration

Qualifications

PhD (Melb), MCrim (Melb), BA(Hons) (Adel)

Honours, awards and grants

2006 Dean's commendation for teaching excellence, University of Melbourne
2005 Dean's commendation for teaching excellence, University of Melbourne
2003 Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in PhD (Arts and Humanities), University of Melbourne

Teaching interests

A selection of past topics taught include: Crime and Justice, Crime and Punishment, Advanced Criminology, Violence (Flinders University) as well as From Graffiti to Terrorism and Qualitative Research Methods (University of Melbourne)

Research expertise

  • Criminology

Research interests

Research
Nationally Competitive Grants

ARC Discovery [FT120100284]

(2013 to 2016), $727146

Generations through prison: A critical exploration of the causes, experiences and consequences of intergenerational incarceration 

ARC Discovery [DP0984562]

(2009-2013), $501903
Generativity in young male (ex)prisoners: Caring for self, other and future within prison and beyond

ARC Discovery [DP0556471]

(2005-08), $161000
Understanding recidivism and repeat incarceration among young male offenders: A biographical and longtudinal approach

Selected Consultancies & Commissioned Reports
Halsey, M. (2012) "Step Out" Mentoring Initiative: Final Report. Prepared for Australian Red Cross.

Halsey, M. & Goldsmith, A. (2010) Operation Mandrake Research Report. Prepared for Nendi Working Group, Attorney General's Department, South Australia.

Ross, S. Halsey, M., Bamford, D., Cameron, N. & King, A. (2009) Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre (2007-2009), City of Yarra: Final Report. Prepared for Department of Justice, Victoria.

Halsey, M. (2006) Time for Kids Inc.: Client Perspectives on Intervention and Assistance. Prepared for Time for Kids Inc.

Goldsmith, A., Halsey, M. & Bamford, D. (2005) Adult Restorative Justice Conferencing Pilot: Final Report. Prepared for South Australian Courts Administration Authority.

Halsey, M. (2005) Draft Graffiti Management Strategy. Prepared for City of Brimbank, Victoria.

Halsey, M. & Young, A. (2002) Graffiti Culture Research Project: Final Report. Prepared for KESAB Environmental Solutions, City of Mitcham, City of Onkaparinga, City of Tea Tree Gully, Crime Prevention Committees of the City of Salisbury, City of Tea Tree Gully, and City of Mitcham and Unley, TransAdelaide, and the Crime Prevention Unit of the South Australian Attorney General's Department.

Supervisory interests

  • Criminology
  • Desistance from crime
  • Detention and imprisonment
  • Repeat offending

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : graffiti and the geography of crime (1) ; representations of motorists' deviant and compliant behaviour (1) ; social impact of prisoner art (1) ; organisational change in custodial settings (1) ;

Associate supervisor : therapeutic justice (1) ;

Publications

  • Halsey, M.J. (2013). Conservation criminology and the "general accident" of climate change. In N South & A Brisman, ed. Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 107-119.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2012). Defining pollution down: Forestry, climate change and the dark figure of carbon emissions. In S Farrall, T Ahmed & D French, ed. Criminological and Legal Consequences of Climate Change. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 169-192.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2011). Majesty and monstrosity: Deleuze and the defence of Nature. In Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, ed. Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 214-236.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2009). Deleuze and deliverance : body, wildness, ethics. In Bernd Herzogenrath, ed. Deleuze/Guattari and Ecology. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 233-250.
  • Halsey, M.J. and Armitage, J. (2009). Incarcerating young people : the impact of custodial "care" In Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill, ed. Youth Offending and Youth Justice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 154-175.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2008). Risking Desistance: Respect and Responsibility in Custodial and Post-Release Contexts. In Pat Carlen, ed. Imaginary penalities. Cullompton, Devon, UK ; Portland, Or: Willan Publishing, pp. 218-251.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2008). Narrating the chase: edgework and young peoples' experiences of crime. In Thalia Anthony and Chris Cunneen, ed. The Critical Criminology Companion. Sydney, NSW: Hawkins Press, pp. 105-117.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2007). Molar Ecology: What can the (Full) Body of an Eco-Tourist Do? In Anna Hickey-Moody and Peta Malins, ed. Deleuzian Encounters Studies in contemporary Social Issues. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 135-149.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2006). Against "Green" Criminology. In Nigel South and Piers Beirne, ed. Green Criminology. London: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 553-574.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2006). Social explanations for crime. In Andrew Goldsmith, Mark Israel, Kathleen Daly, ed. Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology. 3rd ed. Sydney, NSW: Lawbook Co., pp. 89-112.
  • Halsey, M.J. and White, R. (2006). Crime, Eco-Philosophy and Environmental Harm. In Nigel South and Piers Beirne, ed. Green Criminology. London: Ashgate Publishing, pp. 195-222.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2003). Social Explanations for Crime. In Crime and justice: an Australian textbook in criminology. 2nd ed. Sydney, NSW: Lawbook Co., pp. 83-104.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2006). Deleuze and environmental damage. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2003). Crime and Modernity by John Lea (Book Review) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 36(3) pp. 382-389.
    [Web Link]
  • Goldsmith, A., Halsey, M.J. and Groves, A. (2014). Review of contemporary corrective services literature: Report for the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission. Flinders University
  • Halsey, M.J. (2012). '"Step Out": Youth at Risk of Reoffending' Mentoring Initiative. Final Report. Adelaide
  • Halsey, M.J. (2011). '"Step Out": Youth at Risk of Reoffending' Mentoring Initiative. Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Adelaide
  • Halsey, M.J. (2011). '"Step Out": Youth at Risk of Reoffending' Mentoring Initiative. Results of Entry Survey. Adelaide
  • Ross, S., Halsey, M., Bamford, D., Cameron, N. and King, A. (2009). Evaluation of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Yarra 2007-2009. Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Government Department of Justice, pp. 1-32.
    [Web Link]
  • Goldsmith, A., Halsey, M. and Bamford, D. (2005). Adult restorative justice conferencing pilot: An evaluation. Adelaide: South Australian Courts Administration Authority.
  • Halsey, M.J. and Deegan, S.J. (2014). "Picking up the pieces": Female significant others in the lives of young (ex)incarcerated young males. Criminology and Criminal Justice: An International Journal,
    [10.1177/1748895814526725]
  • Halsey, M.J., Goldsmith, A. and Bamford, D. (2014). Achieving restorative justice: Assessing contrition and forgiveness in the adult conference process. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology,
    [10.1177/0004865814538433]
  • Goldsmith, A. and Halsey, M.J. (2013). Cousins in Crime: Mobility, Place and Belonging in Indigenous Youth Co-Offending. British Journal of Criminology, 53(6) pp. 1157-1177.
    [10.1093/bjc/azt039]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Deegan, S.J. (2012). Father and son: Two generations through prison. Punishment and Society-International Journal of Penology, 14(3) pp. 338-367.
    [10.1177/1462474512442315]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Harris, V.M.E. (2011). Prisoner Futures: Sensing the Signs of Generativity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44(1) pp. 74-93.
    [10.1177/0004865810393100] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Pederick, B. (2010). The Game of Fame: Mural, Graffiti, Erasure. City, 14(1 & 2) pp. 82-98.
    [10.1080/13604810903525199]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2010). Imprisonment and Prisoner Re-Entry in Australia. Dialectical Anthropology, 34(4) pp. 545-554.
    [10.1007/s10624-010-9173-y] [10.1007/s10624-010-9173-y] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2008). Pathways into prison: biographies, crimes, punishment. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(1) pp. 95-110.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2007). Deleuze/Guattari and the Ada Tree. Rhizomes, 15(Winter) pp. 1-9.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2007). On Confinement: Resident and inmate perspectives of secure care and imprisonment. Probation Journal, 54(4) pp. 338-367.
    [10.1177/0264550507083535]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2007). Assembling Recidivism: The Promise and Contingencies of Post-Release Life. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 97(4) pp. 1209-1260.
    [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2006). Negotiating conditional release: juvenile narratives of repeat incarceration. Punishment and Society-International Journal of Penology, 8(2) pp. 147-181.
    [10.1177/1462474506062102] [10.1177/1462474506062102] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Young, A. (2006). 'Our desires are ungovernable' - writing graffiti in urban space. Theoretical Criminology, 10(3) pp. 275-306.
    [10.1177/1362480606065908] [10.1177/1362480606065908] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2005). Ecology and machinic thought: Nietzsche, Deleuze, Guattari. Angelaki-Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, 10(3) pp. 33-55.
    [10.1080/09697250500423017] [10.1080/09697250500423017] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2004). Against 'green' criminology. British Journal of Criminology, 44(6) pp. 833-853.
    [10.1093/bjc/azh068] [10.1093/bjc/azh068] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2004). Environmental visions: deleuze and the modalities of nature. Ethics and The Environment, 9(2) pp. 33-64.
    [10.1353/een.2005.0004]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Young, A. (2002). The meanings of graffiti and municipal administration. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 35(2) pp. 165-186.
    [10.1375/000486502320351641] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2001). An Aesthetic of Prevention. Criminology and Criminal Justice: An International Journal, 1(4) pp. 385-420.
  • Halsey, M.J. (1999). Environmental discontinuities: The regulation and production of an eco-experience. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 10(2) pp. 213-255.
  • Halsey, M.J. and White, R. (1998). Crime, eco-philosophy and environmental harm. Theoretical Criminology, 2(3) pp. 345-372.
  • Halsey, M.J. (1997). Environmental crime: Toward an Eco-Human Rights Approach. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 8(3) pp. 217-242.
  • Halsey, M.J. (1997). The wood for the paper: old-growth forest, hemp and environmental harm. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 30(2) pp. 121-148.
  • Goldsmith, A. and Halsey, M.J. (2013). Cousins in Crime: Mobility, Place and Belonging in Indigenous Youth Co-Offending. British Journal of Criminology, 53(6) pp. 1157-1177.
    [10.1093/bjc/azt039]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Deegan, S.J. (2012). Father and son: Two generations through prison. Punishment and Society-International Journal of Penology, 14(3) pp. 338-367.
    [10.1177/1462474512442315]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Harris, V.M.E. (2011). Prisoner Futures: Sensing the Signs of Generativity. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44(1) pp. 74-93.
    [10.1177/0004865810393100] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2010). Imprisonment and Prisoner Re-Entry in Australia. Dialectical Anthropology, 34(4) pp. 545-554.
    [10.1007/s10624-010-9173-y] [10.1007/s10624-010-9173-y] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2008). Pathways into prison: biographies, crimes, punishment. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(1) pp. 95-110.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2006). Negotiating conditional release: juvenile narratives of repeat incarceration. Punishment and Society-International Journal of Penology, 8(2) pp. 147-181.
    [10.1177/1462474506062102] [10.1177/1462474506062102] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2013). Conservation criminology and the "general accident" of climate change. In N South & A Brisman, ed. Routledge International Handbook of Green Criminology. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 107-119.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2012). Defining pollution down: Forestry, climate change and the dark figure of carbon emissions. In S Farrall, T Ahmed & D French, ed. Criminological and Legal Consequences of Climate Change. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, pp. 169-192.
    [Web Link]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2011). Majesty and monstrosity: Deleuze and the defence of Nature. In Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, ed. Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 214-236.
  • Halsey, M.J. and Armitage, J. (2009). Incarcerating young people : the impact of custodial "care" In Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill, ed. Youth Offending and Youth Justice. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, pp. 154-175.

Professional and community engagement

Mark has engaged with various state government departments and non-government organisations over the past decade. He has given seminars on request for Department for Families and Communities (now Department for Communities and Social Inclusion), Department for Correctional Services, and the Attorney General's Department (Youth Justice). Mark has also delivered papers nationally and internationally on issues pertaining to repeat incarceration, post-release support and desistance from crime. He has been an active member of various government and non-government steering committees including the now disbanded Social Inclusion Board, Department of Premier and Cabinet, South Australian Government.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Crime
  • Social inclusion
  • Youth

Interests

  • youth offending
  • punishment
  • desistance from crime

Contact

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Location: Law Commerce (-)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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