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Professor Janet Chan

BSc, MSc, MA (Toronto), PhD (Sydney), MArt, MFA (UNSW)

Elected: 2002

Discipline: Sociology

Specialisation: Technology and Justice, Occupation and Profession, Criminal Justice Policy, Policing and Security, Creativity and Innovation

Profile

Janet B. L. Chan is Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW Australia. Professor Chan’s research interests cover a broad range of issues in criminal justice reform and innovation, occupational culture, and the sociology of creativity. Other areas of expertise include:

  • Big Data for national security and law enforcement
  • Legal culture and work stress
  • Organisational culture and socialisation
  • Law, regulation and justice in the use of technology
  • Restorative justice for serious offenders
  • Individual and collective creativity in art, science and art-science collaborations
  • Policing
  • Reform and innovation in criminal justice

Appointments

  • Associate Dean (Research) UNSW Law
  • Member of Research Evaluation Committee, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2010 and 2012
  • President, UNSW Academic Board
  • Commissioner, NSW Law Reform Commission
  • Member, NSW Crime Prevention Council
  • Panel Member, Criminology Research Council
  • External Examiner, University of Hong Kong
  • Walter S. Owen Visiting Chair, University of British Columbia Law School
  • Consultant, Royal Commission into NSW Police Service
  • Director, Institute of Criminology, Sydney University Law School.

Awards

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Distinguished Criminologist Award 2015

RESEARCH GRANTS

2017-2020 (as participant/partner in project led by C Sanders) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant: ‘Conceptions of Police Intelligence: Building a Cross-National Comparative Analysis of Practices and Frameworks’. ($200,000 CAD)

2016-2017 (as key researcher in project led by L. de Koker and L. Bennett Moses) Data to Decisions CRC: ‘Practical perspectives on a balanced, enabling regulatory framework for data-based decsion-support technologies used by law enforcement and national seucirty in Australia’.  ($418,000)

2016 (as key researcher in project led by L. Bennett Moses) Data to Decisions CRC: ‘Guiding principles in the design, regulation, implementation, governance and oversight of data-based decision-support technologies for law enforcement and national security’. ($69,000)

2015-2019 (as collaborator in project led by C. Sanders) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant: ‘Technology and data science in policing: a study of crime analysts in Canada’, ($107,375 CDN)

2014-2019 (led by S. Mazumdar, consortium of universities and industry partners) Data to Decision CRC: ‘Policy for Big Data Analytics Program’. ($25,000,000)

2012-2015 (with S. Poynton and J. Bruce) Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant – ‘Creating a Supportive Culture for Legal Services: A Study of Work Stress, Workplace Culture and Wellbeing Programs for Lawyers and Support Staff’ – Partner Organisation Legal Aid NSW ($157,495 from ARC; $60,000 from Legal Aid NSW plus in-kind contributions.)

2011-2013 ARC Discovery Grant – ‘Legal Culture, Work Stress and Professional Practice: A Study of Australian Lawyers’ ($240,000)

2010-2012 (with J. Bolitho) ARC Linkage Grant – ‘Restorative Justice for Victims and Serious Offenders’ – Industry Partner NSW Department of Corrective Services ($215,000 from ARC; $60,000 from DCS plus in-kind contributions.)

2007 (with L. Mann and Academy of Social Sciences in Austrlia) ARC Linkage Academy Special Project – ‘Creativity and Innovation: Social Science Perspectives’ ($60,000)

2005-2009 ARC Discovery Grant – ‘Creative Culture: The development of innovative research practices in science, technology and art’ ($575,000)

2004-2006 (with N. Brown) ARC Discovery Grant -‘ The Making of Creative Artists’ ($160,000)

2003-2004 ARC Discovery Grant – ‘Police Culture and Professionalism: A Followup Study of Recruits’. ($104,000)

2000-2002 ARC Strategic Partnership with Industry – Research and Training (SPIRT) grant – ‘Reshaping Juvenile Justice: A Study of the Young Offenders Act 1997’ – Industry Partner: Department of Juvenile Justice and Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council. ($160,000 from ARC; $60,000 from DJJ plus in-kind contributions.)

1998-2000 ARC SPIRT grant – ‘The Impact of Information Technology on Police Organisations’ – Industry Partner: Criminal Justice Commission ($85,000 from ARC; $18,000 from CJC plus in-kind contributions.)

1998-99 (with M. Chesterman) Australian Research Council SPIRT grant – ‘Managing the Impact of Media Publicity on Criminal Jury Trials’ – Industry Partner: Justice Research Centre. ($95,000 from ARC; $47,000 from JRC plus in-kind contributions)

1995-97 Australian Research Council Collaborative Grant – ‘Police Culture and Professionalism’ – Industry Partner: NSW Police Service ($115,000 from ARC; $76,000 from NSWPS plus in-kind contributions.)

Publications

BOOKS

Chan, J, Devery, C & Doran, S 2003, Fair Cop: Learning the Art of Policing, University of Toronto Press, Toronto.

Chan, J 1997, Changing Police Culture: Policing in a Multicultural Society, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Chan, J & Barnes, L 1995, The Price of Justice? Lengthy Criminal Trials in Australia, Hawkins Press, Sydney.

Chan, J 1992, Doing Less Time: Penal Reform in Crisis, Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney, Sydney.

Ericson, R, Baranek, P and Chan, J 1991 Representing Order: Crime, Law and Justice in the News Media. University of Toronto Press / Open University Press.

Ericson, R, Baranek, P and Chan, J 1989 Negotiating Control: A Study of News Sources, University of Toronto Press/ Open University Press.

Ericson, R, Baranek, P and Chan, J 1987 Visualizing Deviance: A Study of News Organization, University of Toronto Press/ Open University Press.

EDITED BOOKS

Thomas, K and Chan J (eds) 2013, Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.

Mann, L and Chan J (eds) 2011, Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond: Social Science Perspectives and Policy Implications, Routledge, New York.

Haggerty, K, Doyle, A and Chan, J (eds) 2011, Crime, Institutional Knowledge and Power: The Rich Criminological Legacy of Richard Ericson. Pioneers in Contemporary Criminology Series, Ashage, Surrey.

Chan, J (ed.) 2005, Reshaping Juvenile Justice: The NSW Young Offenders Act 1997, Institute of Criminology, Sydney.

RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS OR REPORTS

Chan, J, Brereton, D, Legosz, M & Doran, S 2001, e-Policing: The Impact of Information on Police Practices, Criminal Justice Commission, Brisbane.

Chesterman, MR, Chan, J, & Hampton, S 2001, Managing Prejudicial Publicity: An Empirical Study of Criminal Jury Trials in New South Wales, NSW Law and Justice Foundation, Sydney.

Chan, J 1994, Preventing Juvenile Property Crime: A Review of the Literature. Juvenile Justice Advisory Council, Sydney.

Bray, R. and Chan, J 1991, The Use of Community Service Orders and Periodic Detention as Sentencing Options: A Survey of Judicial Officers in New South Wales. Judicial Commission of New South Wales, Sydney.

Chan, J and Hagan, J 1982, Law and the Chinese in Canada: A Case Study in Ethnic Perceptions of the Law, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto, Toronto.

Chan, J and Ericson, R 1981, Decarceration and the Economy of Penal Reform, Centre of Criminology, University of Toronto. Abridged version reprinted in T. Fleming (ed) The New Criminologies in Canada. Oxford University Press 1985.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Chan, J (forthcoming) ‘Big Data and Visuality’ in M Brown (ed) The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Crime, Media and Popular Culture. New York: Oxford University Press. (Accepted for publication 16/3/17).

Chan, J (forthcoming) ‘Politics of the Anthropocene: Lessons for criminology’ in C Holley and C Shearing (eds) Criminology and the Anthropocene. Routledge. Forthcoming (Accepted for publication 4/1/17).

Bennett Moses, L and Chan, J (forthcoming) ‘Big Data, Analytics and Predicting Crime’ in P Francis and P Davies (eds) Doing Criminological Research. Third Edition. Sage. Forthcoming (Accepted for publication 8/1/17).

Chan, J 2016 ‘Creativity and Culture: A sociological perspective’  in VP Glăveanu (ed) The Palgrave Handbook of Creativity and Culture Research, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming.

Chan, J, Bolitho, J, Bargen, J 2016 ‘Restorative Justice as an Innovative Response to Violence’ in J Stubbs and S Tomsen (eds) Australian Violence, Sydney: Federation Press, in press.

Chan, J 2013 ‘Researching Creativity and Creativity Research’ in K Thomas and J Chan (eds) Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.

Chan, J and Thomas, K 2013 ‘Introduction to the Chapters’ in K Thomas and J Chan (eds) Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.

Chan, J 2013 ‘Leading Science: The Role of Research Leaders in Scientific Creativity’ in K Thomas and J Chan (eds) Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.

Gonsalves, R and Chan, J 2013 ‘Authorship and collaborative creativity in new media art ‘ in K Thomas and J Chan (eds) Handbook of Research on Creativity, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA.

Chan, J 2012 ‘Researching Police Culture: A Longitudinal Mixed Method Approach’ in D Gadd, S Karstedt and SF Messner (eds) Sage Handbook of Criminological Research Methods. Sage.

Doyle, A, Chan, J and Haggerty, K 2011 ‘Transcending the Boundaries of Criminology: The Example of Richard Ericson’ in M Bosworth and C Hoyle (eds) What is Criminology? Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Chan, J, Gonsalves, R and Metcalfe, N 2011 ‘Bridging the Two Cultures: The fragility of interdisciplinary creative collaboration’ in G Fischer and F Vessen (eds) Collective Creativity. Collaborative Work in the Sciences, Literature and the Arts. Rodopi Publishers, Amsterdam and New York.

Haggerty, K, Doyle, A, and Chan, J 2011 ‘Introduction’ in K Haggerty, A Doyle and J Chan (eds) Crime, Institutional Knowledge and Power: The Rich Criminological Legacy of Richard Ericson. Pioneers in Contemporary Criminology Series. Ashgate, Surrey.

Chan, J and Mann, L 2011 ‘Introduction’ in L Mann & J Chan (eds) Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond. Routledge, New York.

Chan, J 2011 ‘Towards a Sociology of Creativity’ in L Mann & J Chan (eds) Creativity and Innovation in Business and Beyond. Routledge, New York.

Chan, J, Goggin, G & Bruce, J 2010 ‘Internet Technologies and Criminal Justice’ in Y Jewkes & M Yar (eds) Handbook on Internet Crime. Willan, Devon.

Chan, J 2008 ‘The New Lateral Surveillance and a Culture of Suspicion’ in M. Deflem (ed) Surveillance and Governance: Crime Control and Beyond. Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 10. Emerald/JAI Press.

Chan, J 2008 ‘Police Culture: A Brief History of a Concept’ in T. Anthony and C. Cunneen (eds) The Critical Criminology Companion. Hawkins Press, Sydney.

Chan, J 2007, ‘Police stress and occupational culture’ in M. O’Neill, M. Marks and A.-M. Singh (eds) Police Occupational Culture: New Debates and Directions. Elsevier.

Chan, J 2005, ‘Globalisation, reflexivity and the practice of criminology’, in J Sheptycki & A Wardak (eds), Transnational and Comparative Criminology, Glass House Press, London.

Chan, J, Bargen, J & Clancey, G 2005, ‘Development of the Young Offenders Act’, in J Chan (ed.), Reshaping Juvenile Justice: The NSW Young Offenders Act, Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 17-24.

Chan, J 2005, ‘Introduction’, in J Chan (ed.), Reshaping Juvenile Justice: The NSW Young Offenders Act 1997, Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 11-16.

Chan, J 2005, ‘Implementation of the Young Offenders Act 1997’, in J Chan (ed.), Reshaping Juvenile Justice: The NSW Young Offenders Act 1997, Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 25-46.

Chan, J & Luke, G 2005, ‘Impact of the Young Offenders Act’, in J Chan (ed.), Reshaping Juvenile Justice: The NSW Young Offenders Act 1997, Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 171-186.

Chan, J 2005, ‘Conclusion: Reshaping juvenile justice’, in J Chan (ed.), Reshaping Juvenile Justice: The NSW Young Offenders Act 1997, Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 187-197.

Chan, J 2003, ‘The technological game: How information technology is transforming police practice’, in D Wall (ed.), Cyberspace Crime, Ashgate, Aldershot.

Chan, J 2003, ‘Police and new technologies’, in T Newburn (ed.), Handbook of Policing, Willan, Cullompton.

Chan, J 2002, ‘Borders of the risk society’, in City State: Flow/Capture/Control/Rupture: A Critical Reader on Surveillance and Social Control, UTS Community Law and Legal Centre, Sydney.

Chan, J 2000, ‘Backstage punishment: Police, violence, occupational culture and criminal justice’, in T Coady, S James & S Miller (eds), Violence and Police Culture, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Chan, J 1999, ‘Police culture’, in D Dixon (ed.), A Culture of Corruption, Hawkins Press, Sydney.

Chan, J 1997, ‘Understanding juvenile crime: A review of traditional and contemporary theories’, in A Borowski & I O’Connor (eds), Juvenile Crime: Justice and Corrections, Longman Cheshire, Melbourne.

Chan, J 1996, ‘Police racism: Experiences and reforms’, in E Vasta & S Castles (eds), The Teeth are Smiling…Persistence of Racism in Multicultural Australia, Allen and Unwin, Sydney.

Chan, J 1994, ‘Policing Youth in Ethnic Communities: Is Community Policing the Answer?’ in R. White and C. Alder (eds) The Police and Young People in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne.

Chan, J 1987, ‘The Limits of Sentencing Reform’ in G Zdenkowski et al (ed) The Criminal Injustice System, Volume Two, Pluto Press, Sydney.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Smith, GJD, Bennett Moses, L and Chan, J 2017, ‘The Challenges of Doing Criminology in the Big Data Era: Towards a digital and data-driven approach’ British Journal of Criminology 57(2): 259-274. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azw096

Bennett Moses, L and Chan, J 2016, ‘Algorithmic Prediction in Policing: Assumptions, Evaluation, and Accountability’ Policing & Society  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10439463.2016.1253695

Chan, J and Bennett Moses, L 2016, ‘Making Sense of Big Data for Security’ British Journal of Criminology, DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azw059.  http://bjc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/08/08/bjc.azw059.full.p…

Chan, J and Bennett Moses, L 2015/2016 ‘Is Big Data challenging Criminology?’ Theoretical Criminology, 20(1):21-39. OnlineFirst 2015 DOI: 10.1177/1362480615586614.

Chan, J 2014/2015 ‘Conceptualising Legal Culture and Lawyering Stress’, International Journal of the Legal Profession, 21(2): 213-232. Online 2015  DOI:10.1080/09695958.2015.1016029

Chan, J, Bruce, J, Gonsalves, R 2014/2015 ‘Seeking and Finding: Creative Processes of 21st Century Painters’, Poetics, 48:21-41. Online 2015 DOI:10.1016/j.poetic.2014.11. 001

Chan, J 2014 ‘Depression, anxiety and stress in the legal profession’, Law Institute Journal, December 2014 88 (12): 40-43.

Chan, J, Poynton, S, Bruce, J 2014 ‘Lawyering stress and work culture’, UNSW Law Journal, 37(3):1061-1101.

Bennett Moses, L and Chan, J 2014, ‘Using Big Data for Legal and Law Enforcement Decisions: Testing the New Tools’, UNSW Law Journal, 37(2):643-678.

Chan, J 2013, ‘Ethnography as Practice: Is Validity an Issue?’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice 25(1):503-516.

Thomas, K and Chan, J 2013, ‘Negotiating the Paradox of Creative Autonomy in the Making of Artists, Studies in Art Education, 54(3):260-272.

Chan, J, Doran, S and Marel, C 2010, ‘Doing and Undoing Gender in Policing’, Theoretical Criminology, 14(4):425-446.

Chan, J and Doran, S 2009, ‘Staying in the Job: Job Satisfaction among Mid-Career Police Officers’, Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 3(1):66-77.

Chan, J 2008 ‘Studying Life On Mars: Police Culture Into The Future’, Cahiers Politiestudies, 9:95-109.

Gonsalves, R and Chan, J 2008 ‘Creating Fiction: Bourdieu’s theory and writing practice’, Text, 12(1). [online]

Chan, J and Dixon, D 2007, ‘The Politics of Police Reform: Ten years after the Royal Commission into the New South Wales Police Service’, Criminology and Criminal Justice 7(4):443-468.

Chan, J 2007, ‘Dangerous Art and Suspicious Packages’, Law Text Culture, 11:51-69.

Chan, J 2007, ‘Making Sense of Police Reforms’, Theoretical Criminology, 11(3):323-345.

Chan, J 2004, ‘Using Pierre Bourdieu’s framework for understanding police culture’, Droit et Societe, vol. 56-57, pp. 327-347.

Chan, J, Bargen, J, Luke, G & Clancey, G 2004, ‘Regulating police discretion: An assessment of the impact of the NSW Young Offenders Act 1997’, Criminal Law Journal, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 74-92.

Chan, J 2001, ‘Negotiating the field: New observations on the making of police officers’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 114-133.

Chan, J 2001, ‘The technological game: How information technology is transforming police practice’, Criminal Justice, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 139-159.

Chan, J 2000, ‘Globalisation, reflexivity and the practice of criminology’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology Millennium Issue, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 118-135.

Chan, J 1999, ‘Governing police practice: Limits of new accountability’, British Journal of Sociology, vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 249-268.

Chan, J 1996, ‘Special Issue on ‘The Future of Criminology”, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 8, no. 1.

Chan, J 1996, ‘Changing police culture’, British Journal of Criminology, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 109-134.

Chan, J 1995, ‘Damage control: Media representation and responses to police deviance’, Law/Text/Culture, vol. 2, pp. 32-60.

Chan, J 1995, ‘Systematically distorted communications? Criminological knowledge, media representation and public policy’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Special Supplementary Issue, pp. 23-20.

Chan, J 1994, ‘Crime Prevention and the Lure of Relevance: A Response to Adam Sutton’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 27(1):25-29.

Chan, J 1992, ‘The Privatisation of Punishment: A Review of the Key Issues’, Australian Journal of Social Issues. 27(4):223-247. Reprinted in P. Moyle (ed)Privatisation of Prisons and Police in Australia and New Zealand. Pluto Press, 1994.

Chan, J 1991, ‘Decarceration and Imprisonment in New South Wales: A Historical Analysis of Early Release’, University of New South Wales Law Journal, 13(2):1-24.

Chan, J 1991, ‘A Computerised Sentencing Information System for New South Wales Courts’, Computer Law & Practice, 7(3):137-150.

Chan, J 1990, ‘Decarceration: A Case for Theory Building Through Empirical Research’, Law in Context, 8(1):32-77.

Chan, J 1990, ‘The NSW Sentencing Act 1989: Where Does Truth Lie?’, Criminal Law Journal, 14:249264.

Chan, J 1987, ‘Visions of a New Penology’, review essay on Stanley Cohen’s Visions of Social Control, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 20(1):54-60.

Chan, J and Zdenkowski, G 1986, ‘Just Alternatives: Trends and Issues in the Deinstitutionalisation of Punishment’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 19(2-3):67-90, 131-154.

Chan, J and Cheung, YW 1985, ‘Ethnic Resources and Business Enterprise: A Study of Chinese Businesses in Toronto’ (Chan and Cheung), Human Organization, 44 (2):142-154.

Doob, AN and Chan, J 1982, ‘Factors Affecting Police Decisions to Take Juveniles to Court’ (Doob and Chan), Canadian Journal of Criminology, 24(1):25-37.

Chan, J 1981, ‘From Hobbes to Marx: A Study of Man, Society and Criminality in Classical to Contemporary Theories’, Canadian Criminology Forum, 3(2):118-130.

Hagan, J, Gillis, R and Chan, J 1978, ‘Explaining Official Delinquency: A spatial study of class, conflict and control’ (Hagan, Gillis and Chan), Sociological Quarterly, 19 (Summer):386-398. Reprinted in R. Silverman and J. Teevan (eds) Crime in Canadian Society, Second Edition, Toronto: Butterworths, 1980.

Waller, I and Chan, J 1974 ‘Prison Use; A Canadian and International Comparison’ (Waller and Chan),Criminal Law Quarterly, 17(1):47-71. Reprinted in R. Carter, D. Glaser and L. Wilkins (eds) Correctional Institutions, Second Edition, Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1977.

EDITED VOLUMES

1996 Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Special issue on ‘The Future of Criminology’,8(1). (Special issue editor). – 98 pages

1992 Proceedings and Agenda for Crosscultural Issues and the Law. NSW Ethnic Affairs Commission. (Editor)

1992 Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Special issue on the Sentencing Act. 3(3). (Special issue editor)

 

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Email: j.chan [at] unsw.edu.au

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