Roderic Broadhurst

Crime, Policing, Security and Justice Group, Cybercrime Observatory


Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia; Bachelor of Education, University of Western Australia; PhD, University of Western Australia; Ma

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Roderic Broadhurst is Professor of Criminology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, on secondment to the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), College of Asia and the Pacific. He is also a Research Fellow in the College of Asia and the Pacific and was formerly Chief Investigator of the ARC Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security at the RegNet ANU branch. He has held research and teaching posts at the University of Western Australia, the University of Hong Kong, and Queensland University of Technology. He also served in the Western Australian Prison and Corrections Service (1974-1985) and public health department (1986-1989).

He was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Hong Kong and Griffith University, served as the secretary and chair of the Hong Kong Society of Criminology (1998-2006), and was external assessor for City University of Hong Kong (2007-2012). He is currently a non-residential fellow of the Korean Institute of Criminology.

Professor Broadhurst is Director of the ANU Cybercrime Observatory which was established in 2012 with colleagues Professor Peter Grabosky, Dr. Lennon Chang, Dr. Steve Chon, Dr. Mamoun Alazab, Ms Brigittte Bouhours and Dr Nyguen Tran. The Observatory is a focal point for research on human factors and cybercrime. He has been researching cyber-security related topics since 2000 when he convened the 1st Asian Cybercrime Summit at the University of Hong Kong in 2001.

He has held several Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grants, Hong Kong Competitive Research Grants and Criminology Research Council grants. His research includes studies of lethal violence, victimization, and longitudinal research applying risk analysis to problems of recidivism and dangerous offending. Current research focuses on crime and development, the recidivism of homicide offenders, cybercrime and organized and transnational crime.

He was a consultant for the UNODC global report on cybercrime (UN 2013), UN International Crime Victim Surveys (Cambodia, China and Singapore) and served on the ARC/ACOLA ‘Securing Australia’s Future’ Expert Working Group on New Technologies (ARC LASP Research Program for PMSEIC).

He was the foundation editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology (2005) and serves on the editorial boards of the ANZ Journal of Criminology, Pakistan Journal of Criminology, and the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.

Research interests:

  • Criminology
  • Police administration, procedures and practice
  • Causes and prevention of crime
  • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
  • Sociology

Books include:
Violence and the Civilizing Process in Cambodia, Cambridge University Press 2015, with Theirry Bouhours and Brigitte Bouhours.

Business and the Risk of Crime in China, ANU E-Press 2011, with Theirry Bouhours, Brigitte Bouhours, and John Bacon-shone.

Policing in Context: An Introduction to Police Work in Australia, Oxford University Press 2009, with Sarah Davies)

Cyber-Crime: The Challenge in Asia, The University of Hong Kong Press 2005, with Peter Grabosky.

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