Dr Mark is currently a senior lecturer in criminology and criminal justice studies. He was formerly the Director of Research Education at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, James Cook University from 2012 to January 2015, and Acting Associate Dean of Research at the College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University, from July 2019 to September 2019 (3 months). 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), the Longworth Scholarship for Academic Merit (2006), and the Longworth Scholarship once again in 2007.

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 (currently referred to as a Tribunal Magistrate) 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 (the Sociology of Law and Order) specifically for students from the Singapore Police Force.

  • CY1001: Deviance, Crime and Society (Level 1; CNS)
  • CY2001: Perspectives on Criminology (Level 2; TSV)
  • CY2002: Youth Deviance (Level 2; TSV)
  • CY3456: Crime Prevention and Community Safety (Level 3; TSV)
  • 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
Research Disciplines
  • 2021 - Award for Excellence in Community Engagement (James Cook University)
  • 2017 - Inclusive Practice Award (James Cook University)
  • 2017 - TropEco Awards - Partnership & Engagement - Highly Commended (James Cook University)
  • 2015 - Inclusive Practice Award (James Cook University)
  • 2007 - Longworth Scholarship (University of Sydney, Law School)
  • 2006 - Longworth Scholarship for Academic Merit (University of Sydney, Law School)
  • 2004 - Cooke, Cooke, Coghlan, Godfrey and Littlejohn Scholarship (University of Sydney, Law School)
  • 2003 - Longworth Scholarship (University of Sydney, Law School)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 33+ research outputs authored by Dr Mark David Chong from 2010 onwards.


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  • Black Lives Matter: The Violence of Indigenous Incarceration (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Hidden World of the Margins: The Experiences of Prisoners with Disabilities in Nigeria (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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