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Roderic Broadhurst

Emeritus Professor, Australian National University

Roderic Broadhurst is Professor of Criminology at the School of Global Governance and Regulation, College of Asia and the Pacific, and Fellow Research School of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU). He is Director of the ANU Cybercrime Observatory and non-residential fellow of the Korean Institute of Criminology.

Professor Broadhurst is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and Cambridge and served in corrections (1974-1985) and public health (1986-1989) in Western Australia. He has extensive experience in criminal justice, as a practitioner and researcher.

His research has focused on criminal behaviour, lethal violence, victimisation and cyber crime, and has involved longitudinal research applying risk analysis methodologies to problems of recidivism, persistent, sex and dangerous offending. Current interests include cybercrime, organised crime and mega-crimes.

He recently co-authored with Thierry and Brigitte Bouhours Violence and the Civilising Process in Cambodia”, Cambridge, 2015. []

He has conducted UN crime victim surveys in China and Cambodia. He serves on the steering committee of the Virtual Forum Against Cybercrime hosted by the UNDOC/Korean Institute of Criminology (KIC) and formerly the UNODC Expert Group on Crime Statistics. He is non=residential fellow of the KIC and was formerly Senior Fellow at the Crime Research Centre, University of Western Australia, Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong, Chair of the Hong Kong Society of Criminology, and Head of the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology.

He was also the founder of the University of Hong Kong Centre for Criminology (1998), and associate editor of the ANZ Journal of Criminology (1999-2004) and founding editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology (2005-2007). He also serves on the boards of the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review, Journal of Crime and Criminal Justice and the International Journal of Cyber Criminology.


  • –present
    Deputy Director, Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, ANU


  • 1994 
    University of Western Australia, Phd

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)