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Kathryn Benier is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences. Her research focus is urban criminology and the neighbourhood ecology of crime. In particular, Kathryn’s work focuses on hate crime and the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on social relationships, cohesion and sense of belonging over time. She also has a research interest in family and domestic violence, with a strong focus on the geospatial distribution of offences and the consequences of victimisation. Kathryn has an interest in quantitative methodology, and extending new statistical techniques in other fields into criminological research.

Prior to joining Monash University, Kathryn worked at the Australian Institute of Criminology, and she also has experience in Queensland Government’s Youth Justice Performance and Reporting team. She completed her PhD at the University of Queensland, where she also completed Honours (1st Class) in Criminology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Research area keywords

  • Hate crime
  • Neighbourhood ecology of crime

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Research Output

The neighborhood context of perceived and reported anti-white hate crimes

Drakulich, K., Fay-Ramirez, S. & Benier, K., Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Race and Justice: an international journal. 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The people or the place? An analysis of the protective factors of hate crime in multiethnic neighbourhoods in Australia

Benier, K., 18 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Australian Journal of Social Issues. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

'Don't drag us into this': Growing Up South Sudanese in Victoria after the 2016 Moomba 'riot'

Benier, K. J., Blaustein, J. B., Johns, D. & Maher, S. L., 31 Oct 2018, 52 p. Carlton, Victoria

Research output: Other contributionOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Ethnicity, immigration, and the experience of incarceration

Benier, K. J. & Fay-Ramirez, S., 2018, The Handbook of Race, Ethnicity, Crime and Justice. Martínez, Jr., R., Hollis, M. E. & Stowell, J. I. (eds.). Hoboken NJ USA: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 371-392 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

State of the art and future challenges of interregional migration empirical research in Oceania

Benier, K. J. & Corcoran, J., 1 Jan 2018, New Frontiers in Interregional Migration Research. Biagi, B., Faggian, A., Rajbhandari, I. & Venhorst, V. A. (eds.). Cham Switzerland: Springer, p. 125-147 23 p. (Advances in Spatial Science: The Regional Science Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


  • 1 Contribution to conference

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2018

Leanne Weber (Organiser), Rebecca Leigh Wickes (Invited speaker), Jarrett Blume Blaustein (Invited speaker), Kathryn Jayne Benier (Invited speaker), Sara Leanne Maher (Invited speaker), Diana Johns (Invited speaker)
5 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

From Refugees to Rising Stars

Kathryn Benier


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Media coverage of report, 'Don't drag me into this'...

Carmel Guerra, Jarrett Blume Blaustein, Kathryn Jayne Benier, Sara Leanne Maher & Diana Johns


4 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

African Gangs

Kathryn Benier


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment