Rebecca Wickes

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Rebecca Wickes is an Associate Professor in Criminology and the Director for the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre  at the School of Social Sciences, Monash University. She is the lead investigator of the Australian Community Capacity Study, a multi-million, multisite, longitudinal study of place. Dr Wickes’ research focuses on physical and demographic changes in urban communities and their influence on social relationships, inclusion and the concentration of social problems, in particular crime, social exclusion and public disorder.

She has published substantive works in Criminology, Journal for Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Social Forces, Social Science Research, the Sociological Review and the Journal for Urban Affairs among othersDr. Wickes is the Vice President of the Australia New Zealand Society of Criminology, the Associate Editor for the Australia New Zealand Journal of Criminology and is on the advisory board for Welcoming Cities.

Dr Wickes was awarded the ANZSOC New Scholar of the Year Prize and received an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award from 2012 through to 2015. She has supervised numerous honours and PhD students to completion.

External positions

Associate Editor, Australia New Zealand Journal of Criminology

Vice President, Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Advisory Board Member, Welcoming Cities

Research area keywords

  • Ecology of crime
  • Criminological Theory
  • Crime prevention
  • Community resilience
  • Quantitative methods


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