Roderic Broadhurst

Emeritus Professor
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 an Emeritus Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and Fellow at the Research School of Asian and the Pacific, Australian National University (ANU). Research Interests include: crime and modernization, homicide, criminal behaviour, organized crime in China and Asia, and crime in cyberspace.

He was formerly the Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council, Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, ANU. Hon. Professor at Griffith University (2008-2010) and the University of Hong Kong (2005-2009). He was Secretary and Chair of the Hong Kong Criminology Society (1998-2006), Head of the School of Justice (Queensland University of Technology 2005-2008), external assessor City University of Hong Kong (2004-2014) and non-residential fellow of the Korean Institute of Criminology (2017-2019). He was also founding fellow of the Hong Kong Centre for Criminology (1998), associate editor of the ANZ Journal of Criminology (1999-2004; editorial board 2012-) and foundation editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology (2005). He is also on the editorial board of Global Crime, Pakistan Journal of Criminology, and the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.

His career as a criminal justice practitioner and researcher spans over 45 years and has included work in prisons, remote area public health, organized crime, homicide investigation and cybercrime. He directs the ANU Cybercrime Observatory, and teaches courses on cybercrime and violence.

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


  • 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.

  • Aboriginal Contact with the Criminal Justice System and the Impact of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Federation Press, Sydney: 1995, with Richard Harding, Anna Ferrante, and Nini Loh.

Edited Volumes

  • 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.

  • Crime and its Control in PR China: Proceedings of the Annual Symposium 2000-2002, Centre for Criminology, The University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong: 2004 (pp 363, xix).

  • Bridging the GAP – A Global Alliance Perspective on Transnational Organised Crime, Proceedings, March 21-24, 2002, Hong Kong Police Force: Hong Kong Government Printer: 2004 [pp. 299, xxix: foreword, HKSAR Chief Justice A. K. N. Li].

  • Proceedings of the Asia Cyber Crime Summit, Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong April 2001 [pp. 254, xvi: foreword HK Police Commissioner Tsang Y.P.].

United Nations Reports

  • Broadhurst, Roderic, Brigitte Bouhours, and John Bacon-Shone, 2012, Hong Kong, The United Nations International Violence Against Women Survey: Final Report of the 2006 Hong Kong UNIVAWS. Hong Kong SAR and Canberra: The University of Hong Kong and The Australian National University (pp. 84; xiv).

  • Broadhurst, Roderic, John Bacon-Shone, Brigitte Bouhours, King Wa Lee, and Lena Y. Zhong, 2010. Hong Kong, The United Nations International Crime Victim Survey: Final Report of the 2006 Hong Kong UNICVS. Hong Kong and Canberra: The University of Hong Kong and The Australian National University (pp. 64; xxii).

Articles have recently appeared in the British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Violence Against Women, Survival, Trends in Organized Crime, ANZ Journal Criminology, Revue Internationale de Criminologie et de Police Technique et Scientifique, Homicide Studies, Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Trends and Issues in Criminal Justice, and Policing in Society as well chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Organized Crime, Asian Handbook of Criminology (Springer), Transnational Crime (Sage) and East and South-East Asia: International Relations and Security Perspectives (Routledge).

He was a consultant for the United Nations Office of Crime and Drugs (UNODC) global report on cybercrime (UN 2013), UN International Crime Victim Surveys (Cambodia, China and Singapore) and the UNODC E4J consultant group on cybercrime (2018-2019). He also served on the ARC/ACOLA ‘Securing Australia’s Future’ Expert Working Group on New Technologies (ARC LASP Research Program for PMSEIC) (2013-2015). He is also a member of the board of the Cambridge Australia Scholarship (Director) since 2016.

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