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Dr Kate Burns is a criminologist in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University. Dr Burns has wide public-sector experience and prior to taking up her academic position at Monash, worked in various public policy positions in the United Kingdom with a focus on the criminal justice system. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 5 Jun 2018

Research area keywords

  • Punishment and Society
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Public Policy
  • Justice and social issues
  • governmentality


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