Position

Professor
College of Business, Government and Law

Biography

Mark first joined the Law School in 2000. From 2005 to 2007 he taught criminology at the University of Melbourne. He is Joint Chief Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology and is Research Section Head, Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Business, Government and Law. Mark's key areas of interest include youth offending, repeat incarceration and rehabilitation, gun violence, Aboriginal social exclusion, and desistance from crime. He has received five successive Australian Research Council (ARC) grants enabling study of these and related issues. From 2004 to 2013, Mark conducted Australia's longest and most in-depth study of repeat incarceation and desistance from crime among a group of young men aged 15 to 29 years. The book based on that research (Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance) won the 2017 Christine M Alder Book Prize. He has also undertaken consultancies for state and local governments in areas ranging across graffiti vandalism, restorative and therapeutic justice, correctional corruption, offender reintegration, 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. In 2017 he was awarded a four-year ARC grant for the project Reducing Aboriginal Imprisonment: An Offence-Specific Study. The project will examine the relationship between repeat imprisonment and several of the key communties in South Australia and the Northern Territory to which Aboriginal people return following release from custody for assault and/or offences against justice procedures (e.g. for breaches of bail or parole).

Qualifications

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

Honours, awards and grants

2017 Christine M Alder Book Prize, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (for the book Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance)

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

Key responsibilities

Joint Chief Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology

Research Section Head, Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Business, Government and Law

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)

Topic Coordinator:

Research expertise

  • Criminology

Research interests

Research
Nationally Competitive Grants

ARC Discovery [DP150100619] (2015-2017), $234300 (with Andrew Goldsmith (Flinders University) & David Bright (UNSW))

Understanding and preventing gun violence: A qualitative study

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

Goldsmith, A., Halsey, M. & Groves, A. (2014) Review of Contemporary Corrective Services Literature. Prepared for Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission.

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 : adjustment issues of juveniles sentenced to life imprisonment (1) ; social impact of prisoner art (1) ;

Associate supervisor : access and equity in marginalised groups (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : constructions of deviance and normality in motor vehicle accident campaigns (1) ; organisational change in juvenile detention facilities ; social geography of graffiti removal ;

Associate supervisor : risk of social networking sites (1) ; criminalisation of the filmic image ;

Publications

  • Halsey, M.J. (2018). Becoming Feared: Fashioning and Projecting the Violent Self Publication. In Murray Lee and Gabe Mythen, ed. The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime. London: Routledge, pp. 429-446.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2016). Prisoner (Dis)Integration in Australia: Three Stories of Parole and Community Supervision. In Ruth Armstrong & Ioan Durnescu, ed. Parole and Beyond: International Perspectives of Life After Prison. London, United Kingdom: Springer, pp. 171-190.
    [10.1057/978-1-349-95118-5_7]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2016). In Search of Desistance: Notes From an Australian Study. In Joanna Shapland, Stephen Farrall and Anthony Bottoms, ed. Global Perspectives on Desistance: Reviewing what we know and looking to the future. New York, United States of America: Routledge, pp. 204-221.
  • 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.
    [Scopus]
  • 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.
    [Scopus]
  • 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.
  • Goldsmith, A.J., Halsey, M.J. and Groves, A.J. (2016). Tackling Correctional Corruption: An Integrity Promoting Approach. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
    [10.1057/978-1-137-49007-0]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Deegan, S. (2015). Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance. London, United Kingdom: Palgrave.
  • 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.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2017). Child victims as adult offenders: Foregrounding the criminogenic effects of (unresolved) trauma and loss. British Journal of Criminology,
    [10.1093/bjc/azw097]
  • Halsey, M.J. and Deegan, S.J. (2016). In Search of Generativity in Prison Officer Work: Balancing Care and Control in Custodial Settings. The Prison Journal,
    [10.1177/0032885516679380]
  • Halsey, M.J., Armstrong, R. and Wright, S. (2016). F*ck It: Matza and the Mood of Fatalism in the Desistance Process. British Journal of Criminology,
    [10.1093/bjc/azw041]
  • Flynn, A., Halsey, M.J. and Lee, M. (2016). Emblematic Violence and Aetiological Cul-De-Sacs: On the Discourse of "One-punch" (Non) Fatalities. British Journal of Criminology, 56(1) pp. 179-195.
    [10.1093/bjc/azv039] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [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] [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). 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). Deleuze/Guattari and the Ada Tree. Rhizomes, 15(Winter) pp. 1-9.
    [Web Link]
  • 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] [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] [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] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. (2004). Against 'green' criminology. British Journal of Criminology, 44(6) pp. 833-853.
    [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.
    [10.1177/088740349901000205] [Scopus]
  • Halsey, M.J. and White, R. (1998). Crime, ecophilosophy and environmental harm. Theoretical Criminology, 2(3) pp. 345-372.
    [Scopus]
  • 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.
    [Scopus]
  • 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: Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2012). 'Step Out': Youth at Risk of Reoffending' Mentoring Initiative. Final Report. Adelaide: RedCross.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2011). 'Step Out': Youth at Risk of Reoffending' Mentoring Initiative. Results of Entry Survey. Adelaide: RedCross.
  • Halsey, M.J. (2011). '"Step Out": Youth at Risk of Reoffending' Mentoring Initiative. Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Adelaide: RedCross.
  • Ross, S., Halsey, M., Bamford, D., Cameron, N. and King, A. (2010). Evaluating the Neighbourhood Justice Centre in Yarra 2007-2009. Melbourne, Victoria: Victorian Government Department of Justice.
  • Goldsmith, A., Halsey, M. and Bamford, D. (2005). Adult restorative justice conferencing pilot: An evaluation. Adelaide: South Australian Courts Administration Authority.
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [Scopus]
  • 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] [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] [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.
    [Scopus]
  • 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

  • desistance from crime
  • punishment
  • youth offending

Contact

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