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November 20, 2014

Deakin Criminologists at American Society of Criminology conference

This week Deakin criminologists Dr Ian Warren and Dr Chad Whelan are attending and presenting at the American Society of Criminology annual conference in San Francisco.

Dr Ian WarrenIan is presenting two papers (both co-authored with Assoc. Professor Darren Palmer) over the three day conference. The first, ‘Zonal Banning, Public Order Maintenance in Contemporary Australia’, examines the different models of alcohol bans in force in each state, and some of the law enforcement problems that arise through this approach to public order maintenance. The second paper, ‘Kim Dotcom: A Troubled Tale of Global Policing and Intelligence’ examines the case of Kim Dotcom in light of both the legal and procedural dilemmas in transnational police procedure. The paper emphasises how current rules of evidence fail to adequately ensure due process in cross border criminal investigations.

Chad WhelanChad’s paper, ‘Security, Networks and Culture: Toward a Theoretical Framework for Understanding Organisational Culture in Security Networks’, is based on a detailed qualitative study of organisational networks in the field of national security. The paper puts forward a methodological framework involving five levels of analysis—structural, cultural, policy, technological and relational—that account for the dynamics of networks and the conditions promoting their effectiveness. It focuses on understanding culture in organisational networks and the effects of organisational cultures and sub-cultures for networks.

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