Flinders Law School
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.
PhD (Melb), MCrim (Melb), BA(Hons) (Adel)
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
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)
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.
: adjustment issues of juveniles sentenced to life imprisonment
; organisational change in juvenile detention facilities
; social impact of prisoner art
; graffiti and the geography of crime
: therapeutic and legal constructions of appellants on a drug court program
; criminalisation of the filmic image
; access and equity in marginalised groups
: constructions of deviance and normality in motor vehicle accident campaigns
: risk of social networking sites
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.