Rebecca Wickes

Assoc Professor

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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 focusses 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 Foreces, Social Science Research, the Sociological Review and the Journal for Urban Affairs among othersDr. Wickes is the Vice President of the Australia New Zealand Soceity of Criminology, the Associate Editor for the Australia New Zealand Journal of Criminology, a Research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Life Course Research 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


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

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2006 2018

Neighbourhood land use features, collective efficacy and local civic actions

Corcoran, J., Zahnow, R., Wickes, R. & Hipp, J. 1 Aug 2018 In : Urban Studies. 55, 11, p. 2372-2390 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Problems, perceptions and actions: An interdependent process for generating informal social control

Hipp, J. R. & Wickes, R. L. 5 Apr 2018 In : Social Science Research. 73, p. 107-125 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Responding to Neighborhood Problems: Is the Division of Community Labor Gendered?

Wickes, R., Broidy, L. & Hipp, J. R. 1 Aug 2018 In : Crime & Deliquency. 64, 9, p. 1215-1241 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Surrounded by violence: How do individual perceptions and community context shape views about violence?

Sargeant, E., Wickes, R., Murphy, K. & Mazerolle, L. 1 Sep 2018 In : Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 51, 3, p. 355-371 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The spatial and temporal dynamics of neighborhood informal social control and crime

Wickes, R. & Hipp, J. R. 18 Apr 2018 In : Social Forces. 97, 1, p. 277-307 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2018 2018

  • 3 Contribution to conference

'Safer communities' at the Future of Policing symposium

Wickes, R. L. (Invited speaker)
23 Aug 2018

Activity: Contribution to conference

11th Liveable Cities Conference 2018

Wickes, R. L. (Keynote/plenary speaker)
17 Jul 2018

Activity: Contribution to conference