Dr Robin Fitzgerald
Dr Robin Fitzgerald
Lecturer
Criminology

r.fitzgerald1@uq.edu.au
Phone:  (+61 7) 336 52287
Fax:  (+61 7) 336 51544

Room 430, Level 4,
Michie Building (#9), St Lucia Campus
 

Qualifications:

PhD (Sociology) Carleton University (Canada)
MA (Criminology) Simon Fraser University (Canada)
BA (Political Science) McGill University (Canada)

Background:

Research Fellow, Griffith University, 2009-2010
Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Statistics Canada, 2000-2009

Research interests:
  • Desistance from crime
  • Offender re-entry
  • Gender and criminal justice
  • Understanding problems between neighbours

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

Representative Research Grants

Fitzgerald, R., Cherney, A., Bartels, L., Warner, C & Freiberg, A.  (2015-2017) Parole in Crisis? Public Opinion on the use of parole. Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP15010056.

Cheshire, L., Fitzgerald, R.  (2015-2017) Un-neighbourliness: the nature, causes and outcomes of problems between neighbours and their implications for suburban life. Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP150100457.

Fitzgerald, R & Douglas, H (2015) Understanding justice system responses to domestic violence in Queensland. UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund).

Cherney, A. Fitzgerald, R & Haynes, M (2014) Classifying incarcerated violent offenders and their risk of re-offending. Australian Institute of Criminology, Criminology Research Grants.

Cherney, A. & Fitzgerald, R (2014) Classifying incarcerated violent offenders and their risk of re-offending. UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund.
 

Representative Publications

Cherney, A. and Fitzgerald, R. (2014) Finding and keeping a job: the value and meaning of employment for parolees. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi:10.1177/0306624X14548858.

Cheshire, L. and Fitzgerald, R. (2014). ‘From private nuisance to criminal behaviour: neighbour problems and neighbourhood context in an Australian city’ Housing Studies. doi:10.1080/02673037.2014.933783.

Douglas, H. and Fitzgerald, R. (2014) ‘Strangulation, domestic violence and the legal response’. Sydney Law Review. 36 (2).

Douglas, H. and Fitzgerald, R. (2013) 'Legal processes and gendered violence: Cross-applications for domestic violence protection orders’, UNSW Law Journal, 36(1): 56.

Fitzgerald, R., Mazerolle, L., & Mazerolle, P. (2013) ‘Drug normalisation and Australian youth: Group differences in the social accommodation of drug use’, Journal of Youth Studies, 16(7) 901-915. DOI: 10.1080/13676261.2013.763920.

Fitzgerald, R., Mazerolle, P., Piquero, A. & Ansara, D. (2012) ‘Exploring sex differences among sentenced juvenile offenders in Australia’, Justice Quarterly, 29(3), 420-447.

Fitzgerald, R. & Carrington, P. (2011) ‘Disproportionate minority contact in Canada: Police and visible minority youth’, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 53(4), 449-486.

Carrington, P. and Fitzgerald, R. (2011) ‘Do police discriminate against minority youth in Canada?’, in J.V. Roberts and M.G. Grossman (eds.), Criminal Justice in Canada. 4th ed. Toronto: Nelson, 187-198.

Fitzgerald, R. (2010) ‘Parenting, school contexts and violent delinquency’, Crime and Justice Research Paper Series, Ottawa: Statistics Canada. Catalogue no. 85-561-MIE (19).

Fitzgerald, R. (2009) ‘Self-reported violent delinquency and the influence of neighbourhood, school and student characteristics’, Crime and Justice Research Paper Series, Ottawa: Statistics Canada. Catalogue no. 85-561-MIE (17).

Fitzgerald, R. (2008) ‘Fear of crime and the neighbourhood context in Canadian cities’, Crime and Justice Research Paper Series. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. Catalogue no. 85-561-MIE(13).

* Fitzgerald, R. & Carrington, P. (2008) ‘The neighbourhood context of urban Aboriginal crime’, Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 50: 523-557.

Fitzgerald, R., Wisener, M., and Savoie, J. (2004) ‘Neighbourhood characteristics and the distribution of crime in Winnipeg’, Crime and Justice Research Paper Series, Ottawa: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 85-561-MIE (19).

Fitzgerald, R. (2003) ‘An examination of sex differences in delinquency’, Crime and Justice Research Paper Series, Ottawa: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 85-561-MIE (01). 

Please refer to this author's UQ eSpace profile for a list of publications.

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