Glenn Dawes is Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Arts Education and Social Sciences. He teaches sociology and criminology. In addition he conducts research in the areas of youth studies with an emphasis on young people and the criminal justice system.

Glenn's research interests are closely linked to his work in North Queensland communities in areas such as school disengagement among young people, young people and crime on the Townsville Strand, Youth and hooning in North Queensland, young people and car theft in Queensland, the reintegration of Indigenous recidivist offenders post-release and Sudanese people and their interactions with the criminal justice system.  He is the author of a book entitled “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Subcultures and Education” and has published in academic journals.

  • SY1001: Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology (Level 1; TSV)
  • SY2005: Qualitative Research (Level 2; CNS & TSV)
  • SY2019: Youth, Identity and Popular Culture (Level 2; TSV)
  • young people reintegration from detention
  • Sudanese youth and crime
  • Indigenous youth and educational disengagement
  • young people hooning and car culture
  • youth and graffitti
  • culturally and linguistically diverse people and homelessness
  • 2013 to present - Associate Dean Research, JCU (Faculty Arts Education, Townsville campus)
  • 2012 to present - Research Advisor, Protection Juvenile Justice (Phnom Penh Cambodia)
  • 2010 to 2011 - Chief Investigator, Australian Institute Criminology (Canberra)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2010 - Faculty Citation for Teaching and Learning

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 29+ research outputs authored by A/Prof Glenn Dawes from 2000 onwards.

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Queensland Police Service - Grant

An Evaluation of the SPACE and PLACE Programme in Cairns

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$100,000 over 2 years
The SPACE and PLACE programme is a pilot programme developed and trialled in the western suburbs of Ciarns which are characterised by low socia-economic status and high rates of criminal activity. The programme consists of a suite of initiatives based on physical activity based programmes offered by external providers which are aimed at young people and their familites. The pilot programme is one of several place based initiatives rolled out across Queensland and aims to enhance community well-being, family relationships and address some of the factors which contribute to youth crime by delivering targeted physical activities and enhancing social connectedness and liveability in the region. The proposed 2-year evaluation of the programme consist of a number of data collection techniques such as surveys, social connectedness scales and small foc us groups to ascertain the effectiveness of the programmes in achieving its major goals.
Glenn Dawes (College of Arts and Society & Education)
Evaluation; Crime; Wellbeing; Physical Activity; Social connectedness; Families

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Post-Release Community Reintegration: A Study of How Ex-Prisoners Experienced Post-Incarceration Community Reintegration in Southwestern Nigeria (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Black lives matter: The violence of Indigenous incarceration (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)

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