BA(Hons) (Queen's University, Ontario), MA (Carlton), LLM (Tasmania), PhD (ANU), FASSA

Sociology
2014

Professor Rob White is Director of the Criminology Research Unit at the University of Tasmania. He has particular expertise in the areas of green criminology, youth studies, juvenile justice, and offender rehabilitation. Professor White is a foundation member of the International Working Group on Green Criminology, a former executive member of the ANZ Society of Criminology, former Director of the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, and is presently a member of the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council. He has links with professional bodies such as the Australasian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators Network, INTERPOL and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.

University of Saskatchewan

South Australian College of Advanced Education

Edith Cowan University

University of Melbourne

University of Tasmania

2017 DIC Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award – Division of International Criminology (DIC) of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), awarded annually to an international scholar, who has made a significant contribution to the development and growth of international criminology, including international criminal justice, comparative, cross-border and transnational crime or justice research.

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award – Division of Critical Criminology and Social Justice (DCCSJ) of the American Society of Criminology (ASC), for sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching and service in the field of critical criminology.

2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching – Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Department of Education and Training, Australian Government.

2017 University of Tasmania Teaching Awards – Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, for establishment and development of the first-ever criminology program in Tasmania, interacting with and positively contributing to the criminal justice system in this State.

2016 Entrant, Who’s Who in Australia, AAP Directories.

2012 Stephen Crook Memorial Prize for best Australian authored book in sociology 2010-2011, awarded by The Sociological Association of Australia (2012) for Transnational Environmental Crime: Toward an eco-global criminology.

2009 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, UTAS

2009 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Community Engagement, UTAS

Member of the Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology, the American Society of Criminology, the British Society of Criminology, the European Society of Criminology, and TASA

R. White 2018 Climate Change Criminology, Bristol University Press.

Graham, H. & White, R. 2015 Innovative Justice, Routledge, London.

White, R. & Heckenberg, D. 2014, Green Criminology: An Introduction to the Study of Environmental Harm, Routledge, London.

White, R. (2014) ‘Environmental Insecurity and Fortress Mentality’, International Affairs, vol.90, no.4, pp. 835-851.

R. White 2013, Environmental Harm: An Eco-Justice Perspective, Policy Press, Bristol.

White, R. 2013 Youth Gangs, Violence and Social Respect: Exploring the Dynamics of Provocations and Punch-Ups, Palgrave Macmillan, London.