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Honorary Fellow, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Deakin University. Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology., Deakin University

Peter Norden is an Honorary Fellow and has an Honorary Doctorate at Deakin Criminology.

He has a broad range of experience in the non-government services sector, and has worked extensively at developing and managing innovative social service programs in the community.

He is an experienced public advocate and social commentator on issues of human rights and social justice.

In 2007, he was made an Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) 'for services to community development through social research and programs aimed at assisting marginalized young people and offenders, and to the mental health sector in Australia'.

He now conducts his own consultancy service, known as "Norden Directions" (www.nordendirections.com.au) and works as a Civil Marriage Celebrant.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Honorary Fellow, Deakin Criminology
  • 2011–2017
    Adjunct Professor, RMIT
  • 2009–2011
    Vice Chancellor’s Fellowship, Melbourne University
  • 2002–2008
    Policy Director, Jesuit Social Services
  • 1996–2002
    Chief Executive Officer, Jesuit Social Services
  • 1992–1996
    Policy Director, Catholic Social Services Victoria
  • 1985–1992
    Senior Prison Chaplain, Victorian Prison System

Education

  • 2017 
    Monash University, Master of Human Rights Law
  • 1985 
    Latrobe University, Master of Social Work
  • 1975 
    University of Melbourne, Diploma of Social Studies
  • 1975 
    Melbourne University, Bachelor of Arts

Publications

  • 2019
    Solitary Confinement: a further punishment other than that imposed by the courts or a breach of Australia's international human rights obligations?, Norden Directions
  • 2019
    Misguided Kindness or Genocide? An analysis of Australia's Indigenous Massacres in the context of current international law, Norden Directions
  • 2017
    The Brosnan Centre: from community service to social action, Norden Directions
  • 2016
    Safe and Inclusive Learning Communitieis, Edmund Rice Education Australia
  • 2016
    Not So Straight: engaging same sex attracted students in Catholic Secondary Schools, Australian Journal of Human Rights
  • 2011
    Ned Kelly, John Barry and the role of social activism in criminal justice reform, ANZ Journal of Criminology
  • 2008
    Keeping Them Connected: reducing drug related harm in Australian secondary schools, Harm Reduction Digest
  • 2007
    Confronting the Death Penalty: people, politics and principles, Catholic Social Justice Series
  • 2006
    Not So Straight: a national study examining how Catholic schools can respond to same sex attracted students, Jesuit Social Services
  • 2005
    Keeping Them Connected: a national study examining how Catholic schools can best respond to incidents of illicit drug use, Jesuit Social Services
  • 2002
    Crime and Punishment: moving from retributive to restorative justice, Jesuit Social Services
  • 2001
    Heroin as a Form of Self-Medication, Jesuit Social Services
  • 1995
    Making Things Right: a vision for criminal justice, Australian Catholic Social Justice Council
  • 1992
    Punishment and Christian Values, Jesuit Theological College

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology

Research Areas

  • Crime Policy (160504)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Social Policy (160512)

Honours

Officer in the Order of Australia (AO) "for services to community development through social research and programs aimed at assisting marginalised young people and offenders, to the mental health sector in Australia".