About

Dr Mark is currently a lecturer in criminology and criminal justice studies as well as the Director of Research Education at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, James Cook University.He is also an external assessor (grant applications) for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr Mark graduated with a PhD in Law from the University of Sydney, where he received his Law School’s Longworth Scholarship (2003), the Cooke, Cooke, Coghlan, Godfrey and Littlejohn Scholarship (2004), and the Longworth Scholarship for Academic Merit (2006).

He was initially trained as a criminal defence lawyer and later secured an LLM (Merit) in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Queen Mary, University of London. Thereafter he was appointed as a judicial Referee by the President of the Republic of Singapore on the recommendation of the Chief Justice to the Small Claims Tribunals’ bench. However, given his deep interest in criminal justice issues, Dr Mark subsequently taught the Singapore Police Force and the Central Narcotics Bureau at Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore) under a joint academic programme with Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He was also an adjunct lecturer and tutor at SIM University (Singapore), where he designed a criminology subject specifically for students from the Singapore Police Force.

Teaching
  • CY1001: Deviance, Crime and Society (Level 1; CNS & TSV)
  • CY2001: Perspectives on Criminology (Level 2; TSV)
  • CY2002: Youth Deviance (Level 2; TSV)
  • CY3456: Crime Prevention and Community Safety (Level 3; TSV)
  • CY5456: Crime Prevention and Community Safety (Level 5; TSV)
  • SY4017: Classical Social Theory (Level 4; TSV)
  • SY4018: Contemporary Social Theory (Level 4; CNS & TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Social Problems, Social Control, and Law & Order issues
  • Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Policing, Crime Prevention & Community Safety
  • Punishment & Sentencing
  • Municipal & International Criminal Law (e.g. Commercial Crime, Maritime Piracy & Terrorism)
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Psychology & Crime
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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 18+ research outputs authored by Dr Mark David Chong from 2010 onwards.

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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.

Current
  • Bridging the Divide in Heritage? Archaeology, Heritage Management and the Sepon Gold & Copper Mine, Lao PDR (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Experiences of Male and Female Correctional Officers Who Have Been the Victims of Assault in Queensland Prisons (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Factors Contributing to Recidivism Among Inmates in Ghana Prisons (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
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