What is it about crime stories that has us so compelled?

From true crime podcasts to Netflix bingeing on tales of the allegedly wrongfully convicted, we get hooked. Behind every true crime narrative are real people; the victims, witnesses, the advocates, the practitioners. Every crime is a story and just conclusions are often elusive.

Griffith Review and Griffith Library are teaming up to present Lightning Talks: Crimes and Punishments to support the publication of Griffith Review 65 – Crimes and Punishments. This Lightning Talks event will explore the complex and fascinating question of why justice can wear so many guises and how crimes and punishments affect the every day.

Cover Griffith Review 65

Featured Experts

Prof. Susan Dennison 

Professor Susan Dennison is a professor and deputy head of school (Research) in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University as well as deputy director of the Griffith Criminology Institute.

Prof. Ross Homel

Professor Ross Homel is Foundation Professor of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. His research is focused on preventing crime, violence and injuries, and promoting the positive development of children and young people living in crime disadvantaged communities.

Dr. Sarah Woodland

Dr. Sarah Woodland is a practitioner, researcher and educator in applied theatre, specializing in participatory arts and prison theatre. Currently she is a Research Fellow at Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre.

Dr. Lacey Schaefer

Dr. Lacey Schaefer is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University and a Research Fellow with the Griffith Criminology Institute. A 2017 study undertaken by Dr. Lacey Schaefer in environmental corrections saw a 28% reduction in reoffending.

Save the date, and join us at the Lightning Talks – no need to register.
Date: August 21 Noon
Location: Mt Gravatt Library (M13) Level 2