Dr Jeremy Ryder


College of Business, Government and Law

place Bedford Park
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Jeremy graduated with a PhD in Criminology from Flinders University for which he initiated and produced a series of seven public exhibitions of art created in South Australian adult prisons in partnership with the Department for Correctional Services, the Adelaide Festival Centre and UniSA’s Hawke Centre. Jeremy’s research has focused on the impact of state punishment, the creation of ‘criminal’ identities, and the ways people find opportunities to challenge those identities, with creativity and art being one. Jeremy has also researched the impacts of COVID on privacy and information gathering and on the provision of abortion health care.

Jeremy has taught law and criminology topics for more than a decade and has also worked at the Department for Correctional Services (DCS) as a policy and project officer. Jeremy’s work at DCS involved engaging artists to work with people serving time in prison, and then using creative products to connect those in prison with the community beyond. Jeremy developed partnerships and projects with the Department of Transport and Infrastructure, Country Arts SA, Ananguku Arts and UniSA's Match Studio and Hawke Centre. Art can be an effective and powerful medium for participation and communication between those on the inside and those on the outside. 

Jeremy is passionate about teaching and believes that education, like art, is an important force for individual and social change.


PhD (Criminology), Flinders Unversity

Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), Flinders University

Bachelor of Arts, University of Adelaide

Topic coordinator
CRIM3020 Industry Project: Crime and Justice
CRIM3306 Encountering Crime
Topic lecturer
CRIM3306 Encountering Crime
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