Dr Adrian Cherney
Dr Adrian Cherney
Senior Lecturer, Criminology
Head of Discipline

a.cherney@uq.edu.au
Phone:  (+61 7) 336 56663
Fax:  (+61 7) 336 51544

Room 415, Level 4,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus

Qualifications:

MA (Criminology), University of Melbourne
PhD (Criminology), University of Melbourne

Professional activities:

Member - Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) Network
(I2S Network website: http://www.anu.edu.au/iisn)

Member - The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Profile:

Dr Adrian Cherney is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland. Adrian’s early research was in the area of policing and crime prevention. One major focus of his work is on how theories of enhancing cooperation with the police can be put into practice and take account of varying attitudes people and agencies express towards institutional authorities. He has examined this across a range of contexts e.g. illicit drug control, ethnic groups and counter-terrorism. Efforts to break new ground is reflected in a program of research funded by the US Airforce which examines the issue of institutional legitimacy and cooperation with legal authorities in post-conflict societies. The project involves in country data collection in Nepal and Afghanistan. He has secured national competitive grants and was recently awarded an ARC Discovery project to look at community cooperation in counter-terrorism. He is also a CI on an ARC Linkage grant investigating the policy uptake of academic social research, which is the first study of its kind in Australia.
 

Background:

Lecturer, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2008 - Present
Lecture, Queensland University of Technology, Justice Studies 2007 - 2008
Lecturer, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, 2005 - 2007
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Australian National University Regulatory Institutions Network: Security 21, 2004 - 2005
Project Officer, Department of Criminology, University of Melbourne, 2002 - 2004
Lecturer, Department of Criminology, University of Melbourne, 2001 - 2002

Research interests:
  • Police and ethnic group interactions,
  • police partnerships,
  • crime prevention policy,
  • institutional legitimacy,
  • procedural justice,
  • counter-terrorism,
  • evidence-based policy and practice.

Please follow this link to find out more about Dr Cherney’s research profile.

Representative Research Grants

Cherney, A. and Murphy, K.L. (2013-2015) Avoiding community backlash in the fight against terrorism ARC Discovery DP130100392. $280,714.00.

Cherney A. Walters, P. Fizgerald, R. Gillies, R. Newcombe, P.  (2012) Peer Assisted Study Sessions On-line (ePASS) – Enhancing the first year experience. University of Queensland Teaching and Learning Strategic Grant $ 26,000.

Cherney, A. Hornsey, M. & Fisk, K. (2012) Rebuilding government legitimacy in post-conflict societies: Case studies of Nepal and Afghanistan. Funding body US Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development; Air Force Office of Scientific Research US $300,000.

Cherney, A. and Murphy, K.L. (2010-2012), ARC Discovery (DP1093960) Understanding police and ethnic group interactions: Testing an integrated theoretical Model, $330,000.

Head, B.W., Cherney, A. and Boreham, P.R. (2010-2012), ARC Linkage (LP100100380) The utilisation of social science research in policy development and program review, $372,000.

Cherney, A. Hornsey, M. & Smith, A. (2010) Rebuilding institutional legitimacy in post-conflict societies: An Asia-Pacific Case Study, Interphase 1-2" Funding body US Asian Office of Aerospace Research & Development, Air Force Office of Scientific Research $38,272.28.

Cherney, A., Hornsey, M. and Smith, A. (2008) Rebuilding Institutional Legitimacy in Post-conflict Societies: An Asia Pacific Case Study – Phase 1A. Funded by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, USD$50,000.

Cherney, A. (2010), UQ Early Career Researcher Grant, Assessing the impact of grant-funded social science research: testing the payback utilisation model, $19,185.

Cherney, A. (2009), University of Queensland FirstLink Fund, Delivery Systems for Evidence Based Crime Prevention: An International Pilot Study, $3,436.
 

Awards and prizes:

2011. Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science award for Teaching Excellence ($5000)

2012. Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science award for Research Excellence ($5000)
 

Publications: 
Books

Mazerolle, L. Sargeant, E. Cherney, A., Murphy, K. Bennett, S. Antrobus, E and Peter Martin (forthcoming) Procedural Justice and Legitimacy in Policing. Springer, USA.

Sutton, A. Cherney, A. & White, R. (forthcoming) Crime Prevention; Principles, Perspectives and Practices, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Melbourne. 2nd edition.
Sutton, A. Cherney, A. & White, R. (forthcoming) Crime Prevention; Principles, Perspectives and Practices, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Melbourne (Chinese edition).

Sutton, A. Cherney, A. & White, R. (2008) Crime Prevention; Principles, Perspectives and Practices, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, Melbourne.


Book chapters

Cherney, A & Sutton, A. (2012) Crime Prevention and Reduction, in Marmo, M. De Lint W. Palmer, D. (ed) Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology, Thomson Reuters, pg 527-546 (refereed chapter).

Cherney, A. O’Reilly, J. & Grabosky, P. (2010) The multilateralization of policing: the case of illicit synthetic drug control, in Mangai Nataraja (ed) Drug Abuse, Prevention and Treatment. Volume Three. Ashgate. (refereed chapter).

Cherney, A. (2009) “Crime Prevention” in A. Wakefield & J. Fleming (eds) Sage Dictionary of Policing, Sage, U.K.

Cherney, A. and Chui, W.H. (2008), ‘Policing ethnically and culturally diverse communities’, in R. Broadhurst and Davies (Eds.) Policing in Context, South Melbourne, VIC: Oxford University Press.

Cherney, A. & Sutton, A. (2006) “Crime Prevention and Reduction” in A. Goldsmith, M. Israel & K. Daly (eds) Crime and Justice in the 21st Century: an Australian Textbook in Criminology (3nd ed) Sydney: LBC, pp 373-393.

Cherney, A. & Sutton, A. (2003) “Crime Prevention and Reduction” in A. Goldsmith, M. Israel & K. Daly (eds) Crime and Justice in the 21st Century: an Australian Textbook in Criminology (2nd ed) Sydney: LBC, pp 331-350.


Refereed journal articles

Cherney, A. Povey, J (forthcoming) ‘Exploring Support for Terrorism Among Muslim’. Perspective on Terrorism.

Cherney, A. (2013) 'Academic-industry collaborations and knowledge co-production in the social science;. Journal of Sociology, DOI: 10.1177/1440783313492237.

Cherney, A. Head, B. Povey, J. Boreham, P. & Ferguson, M. (2013) ‘Research Utilization in the Social Sciences: A Comparison of Five Academic Disciplines in Australia’, Science Communication: DOI: 10.1177/1075547013491398.

Cherney, A. and Murphy, K. (2013) Policing terrorism with procedural justice: the role of police legitimacy and law legitimacy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. online 3 June 2013 DOI: 10.1177/0004865813485072
Fisk, K. Cherney, A. Hornsey, M. and Smith, A. (2012) ‘Using Computer-aided Content Analysis to Map a Research Domain: A Case study of Institutional Legitimacy in Post-Conflict East-Timor’. Sage Open.

Cherney, A. Povey, J. Head, B. Boreham, P. & Ferguson, M. (2012) ‘What influences the utilization of educational research by policy-makers and practitioners? The perspectives of academic educational researchers’, International Journal of Educational Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2012.08.001.

Cherney, A. Head, B. Boreham, P. Povey, J. & Ferguson, M. (2012) ‘Perspectives of academic social scientists on knowledge transfer and research collaborations: A cross sectional survey of Australian academics’, Evidence and Policy, 8 (4).

Doolan, I. Najman, J. & Cherney, A. (2012) The Health Needs of Australian Indigenous Young People Entering Detention, Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health. 48 896–901

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2012) Understanding cooperation with the police in a diverse society. British Journal of Criminology 52 (1): 181-201.

Cherney, A & Murphy, K. (2011) Understanding the Contingency of Procedural Justice Outcomes, Policing 5 (3): 228-235.

Cherney, A. & Chiu, W.H. (2011) The dilemmas of being a police auxiliary – an Australian case study of Police Liaison Officers. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice 52 (2): 180-187.

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2011) Fostering cooperation with the police: How do ethnic minorities in Australia respond to procedural justice-based policing, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 44 (2): 235-257.

Cherney, A. & Head, B. (2011) Supporting the knowledge-to-action process: a systems-thinking approach. Evidence and Policy, 7 (4): 471-488.

Cherney, A. & McGee, T. R. (2011) Utilization of social science research: Results of a pilot study among Australian sociologists and criminologists. Journal of Sociology, 47 (2): 144-162.

Cherney, A. & Chui, W.H. (2010) Police auxiliaries in Australia: police liaison officers and the dilemmas of being part of the police extended family. Policing and Society, 20: 3, 280- 297.

Cherney, A. & Head, B. (2010). Evidence-Based Policy and Practice: key challenges for improvement. Australian Journal of Social Issues 45(4), 509-526.

Cherney, A. (2009) Exploring the Concept of Research Utilisation: Implications for Evidence-Based Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, Vol 11, 4: 243-257.

Cherney, A. (2008) Harnessing the Crime Control Capacities of Third Parties, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management’, Vol 31, No 4, pp 631-647.

Cherney, A. and Sutton, A. (2007) ‘Crime Prevention in Australia: Beyond What Works’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 40, no. 1, pp 65-81.

Cherney, A. (2006) ‘Problem Solving for Crime Prevention’, Trends and Issues, No 314. Australian Institute of Criminology.

Cherney, A., O’Reilly, J., & Grabosky, P (2006) Networks and meta-regulation: strategies aimed at governing illicit synthetic drugs’, Policing and Society Vol 16, No. 4 pp 370-385.

Cherney, A. O’Reilly, J. & Grabosky, P. (2006) ‘The Multilateralization of Policing: The Case of Illicit Synthetic Drug Control’ Police Practice and Research Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 177–194.

Cherney, A. (2005) ‘A Letter from Australia: Doing Crime Prevention Research - A Personal Reflection’ Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal Vol 7, no. 1, pp 53-62.

Cherney, A. (2004) ‘Contingency and Politics: The Local Government Community Safety Officer Role’ Criminal Justice: The International Journal of Policy and Practice, vol. 4, no 2, pp 115-128
Cherney, A. & Sutton, A. (2004) ‘Aussie Experience: Local Government Community Safety Officers and Capacity Building’ Community Safety Journal, vol. 3, issue 3, pp 31-35.

Cherney, A. (2004) “A Case Study of Crime Prevention/Community Safety Partnerships in Victoria” Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 15, no, 3, pp 237-252.

Sutton, A. & Cherney, A. (2002) ‘Prevention without Politics: The Cyclical Progress of Crime Prevention in an Australian State’, Criminal Justice: International Journal of Policy and Practice, vol. 2, no. 3, pg 325- 344.

Cherney, A. (2002) “Beyond Technicism: Broadening the ‘What Works’ Paradigm in Crime Prevention”, Crime Prevention and Community Safety: An International Journal, vol. 3, no. 4, pp 49-59.

Palmer, D & Cherney, A. (2001) ‘”Bending Granite?” Recent Attempts at Changing Police Organisational Structures in Australia: the Case of Victoria Police’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 13, no 1, pp 47-59.

Cherney, A. (2000) ‘The Adoption of What Works Principles in Crime Prevention Policy and Practice’ Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol 12, no 1, pp 93-97.

Cherney, A. (1999) ‘Gay and Lesbian Issues in Policing’ ”. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 11, no 1, pp 35-52.

Cherney, A. (1998) “Understanding and Documenting Anti-homosexual Sentiment”. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 10, no 2, pp 125-137.

Cherney, A. (1997) “Trust as a Regulatory Strategy: A Theoretical Review”. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol 9, no 1, pp 71-84

Refereed conference papers

Chui, W.H. & Cherney, A. (2007) ‘The Role of the Police Liaison Officer in Fostering Community-police Partnerships in Queensland, Australia’ paper presented at the Asian Association of Police Studies 2007 Korea 1 – 4th October 2007.

Other publications

Cherney, A. Head, B. Boreham, P. Povey, J. & Ferguson, M. (2011) The utilisation of social science research in policy development and program review. Preliminary report: Phase 1 results. Institute of Social Science Research, University of Queensland.

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2010). Policing ethnic minority groups with procedural justice: An empirical study. Alfred Deakin Research Institute Working Paper No. 2. Deakin University, Australia.

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2010) Understanding cooperation with police in a diverse society: Taking another look at legitimacy research. Alfred Deakin Research Institute Working Paper No 15. Deakin University.

Fisk, K. Cherney, A. Hornsey, M. & Smith, A. (2010) Rebuilding institutional legitimacy in post-conflict societies: An Afghanistan case study – Phase 1A. Project report funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development.

Fisk, K, Cherney, A. Hornsey, M. & Smith, A. (2009) Rebuilding institutional legitimacy in post-conflict societies: An Asia pacific case study – Phase 1A. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD) University of Queensland.

Cherney, A & Chui, W.H. (2009) Review of the Police Liaison Officer Program in Queensland. University of Queensland and the Queensland Police Service

Cherney, A. Nathan W. Pino and Michael D. Wiatrowski (2008) (eds): Democratic Policing in Transitional and Developing Countries. Asian Journal of Criminology. Review article.

Kelly, A. Foote, K. Mazerolle, P. Bond, C. W. Cherney, A. (2007) Adolescent inhalant abuse: Data-based \ recommendations for enhancing Queensland Police response policy. University of Queensland, Queensland Police Service, National Drug State Law Enforcement Funding Committee, NDLERF, Queensland.

Cherney, A. (2006) ‘The Role of Local Government in Crime Prevention: An Overview’, Local Government Reporter, Vol 5, No3&4, pp 25-28.

O’Reilly, J. & Cherney, A. (2005) ‘The Chemical Generation and Plural Policing’, Platypus: The Journal of the Australian Federal Police, No. 86 March 2005, pp30-36.

Cherney, A. O’Reilly, J. & Grabosky, P. (2005) The Governance of Illicit Synthetic Drugs, project report funded by National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund and the Australian Federal Police, National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund, South Australia.

Sutton, A. & Cherney A. (2003) Assessment of Local Community Safety and Crime Prevention
Roles in Victoria: Phase One and Two Report for Crime Prevention Victoria. ARC research linkage project between the Department of Criminology and Crime Prevention Victoria. University of Melbourne.

Cherney, A. (1999). “Taking Diversity Seriously: The AFPs Response to Gay and Lesbian Issues. Platypus: The Journal of the Australian Federal Police, no 62, pp 31-36.
 

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