Leanne Weber

Assoc Professor

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Leanne Weber is Associate Professor of Criminology, co-Director of the Border Crossing Observatory and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She researches border control and migration policing using criminological and human rights frameworks. Leanne has studied and worked at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge and the Human Rights Centre at Essex University; held research contracts at the Centre for Criminological Research at Oxford University; and taught criminology at the University of Western Sydney and The University of New South Wales. She was previously the holder of a Larkins Fellowship awarded by Monash University. Her books include The Routledge International Handbook on Criminology and Human Rights, 2017 (with Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo), Policing Non-Citizens, 2013 (Routledge), Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context, 2013 (Routledge, with Ben Bowling) and Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier, 2011 (Palgrave, with Sharon Pickering) which won the inaugural Christine M Alder Book Prize awarded by the ANZ Society of Criminology.



  • Borders
  • Policing
  • Human Rights
  • Minorities

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Projects 2007 2020

Research Output 2002 2018

Ripples across the Pacific: Cycles of risk and exclusion following criminal deportation to Samoa

Weber, L. & Powell, R. J. 2018 After Deportation: Ethnographic Perspectives. Khosravi, S. (ed.). 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 205-229 25 p. (Global Ethics)

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

The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights

Weber, L. (ed.), Fishwick, E. (ed.) & Marmo, M. (ed.) 2017 Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge. 591 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book

Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Weber, L. 2016 Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology . Palmer, D., De Lint, W. & Dalton, D. (eds.). 5 ed. Sydney: Thomson Reuters (Prous Science)

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

Fluid Security in the Asia Pacific: Transnational Lives, Human Rights and State Control

Tazreiter, C., Weber, L., Pickering, S., Segrave, M. & McKernan, H. 2016 London UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 276 p. (Transnational Crime, Crime Control and Security)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Vietnamese Australians' perceptions of the trustworthiness of police

McKernan, H. & Weber, L. 2016 In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 49, 1, p. 9 - 29 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


ARC Future Fellowship, 2014-present

Leanne Weber (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Christine Alder Memorial Book Prize

Leanne Weber (Recipient) & Sharon Joy Pickering (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Larkins Fellowship, Monash University, 2011-2014

Leanne Weber (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

UniJobs Best Lecturer for 2010 at University of New South Wales

Leanne Weber (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2009 2018

Border Deaths and Migration Policies International Conference

Weber, L. (Speaker)
14 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Activity: Contribution to conference

Joint Standing Committee on Migration Review Processes Associated with Visa Cancellations made on Criminal Grounds

Weber, L. (Fellow)

Activity: Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Transforming the Border from Below invitational workshop

Weber, L. (Speaker)
21 Sep 201722 Sep 2017

Activity: Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference Postgraduate Day

Weber, L. (Speaker)
10 Jul 2017

Activity: Mentor/ Internship supervision

European Society of Criminology Conference

Weber, L. (Speaker)
13 Sep 201716 Sep 2017

Activity: Contribution to conference

Press / Media

An end to Samoa's reliance on remittances?

Leanne Weber


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

How to overcome the major argument behind Australia's refugee policies

Leanne Weber


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Border as Method: Tracing the internal border

Leanne Weber


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment