BSc, MSc (Sydney), PhD (Macquarie), HonFAEC, FANZSOC
PRESENTATION OF HOMEL’S WORK 2 - RESEARCH PROFILE
The analysis of crime, violence, and related social problems, and the reduction of these problems through sustainable system transformations that lead to data-driven, evidence-based preventive practices
I am a highly cited scholar, with major expertise in both criminology and prevention science. My Google h-index is 48 and i10 index 115, based on 10,642 citations with 3804 since 2014. With colleagues I have attracted over million in funding for research projects and research centres since 1992. Since 2010 I have attracted (with colleagues) nearly million and led eight large projects.
Over my research career since 1972, when I commenced work as statistician in the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, I have developed and led three major, long-term programs of crime prevention research:
1972-1997 The prevention of drinking and driving and alcohol-related road crashes
1988-2010 The prevention of alcohol-related aggression and violence in and around licensed venues
1997-2020 Creating Pathways to Prevention: Developmental crime prevention in disadvantaged communities
Each of these research programs has emphasised the transformation of established but ineffective prevention delivery systems by bridging the science-service gap in sustainable, user-friendly ways that bring about permanent, science-based improvements in routine practices that lead to long-term reductions in crime, violence and related problem behaviours.
My guiding philosophy is that the future lies NOT in more and better programs (although these comprise the building blocks of change) because bad systems trump good programs every time. Rather, the goal of all prevention research should be on system transformation within which evidence-based practices can be embedded.
My practice principles include:
1. Working through existing large-scale systems in criminal justice, education, health, and human services.
2. Strengthening the routine practices of agencies through the implementation and evaluation of data-driven, evidence-based practices.
3. Using a risk and protective factors framework, enriched through an understanding of social structural, cultural and historical factors. (An example of this is my development of ‘meta-risk and protective factors’ for First Nations communities.)
4. Basing all interventions on reliable theoretical models drawn from criminology, organisational psychology, public health, developmental psychology, addictions, and other fields.
5. Working through respectful partnerships with frontline professionals, policy people, and communities.
6. In my current work, according primacy to the voices of children, communities, and consumers of services, following the principle of nothing about us, without us.
Scholar and researcher
My work is significant in its contribution to both academic knowledge and to public policy, especially with regard to crime and violence prevention. My academic reputation as one of Australia’s foremost criminologists is reflected in publications in some of the best academic journals (e.g., British Journal of Criminology, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Addiction) and with prestigious book publishers (e.g., Springer, Oxford), in editorial positions on national and international journals, and especially in the publication of many influential government reports. My standing as researcher, research leader, and social activist has also been recognised with my appointment as an Officer in the Order of Australia (the second highest civilian honour in Australia), and the Premier’s Queensland Great award, when I joined a select group of respected and influential citizens. I am regularly invited to present keynote papers at national and international conferences, and to join teams of researchers on projects within Australia and overseas.
1. I have had a major influence since the early 1980s on the field of drinking and driving, in Australia and internationally, through research, advocacy and publications. In the late 1970s I was working intensively on the literature on general deterrence and realised that intensive random breath testing on a large scale was the missing ingredient in dealing with Australia’s very high rates of alcohol-related road injuries. If properly implemented, mass RBT would have a massive impact on alcohol-related road deaths and injuries by operationalising, in a very pure form, general deterrence as a crime prevention measure along the lines envisaged by Cesare Beccaria 200 years earlier. I spent three years as a prominent public advocate for this policy and was successful in seeing it implemented in the state of New South Wales in December 1982. According to the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, “The [RBT] program has directly contributed to a 33%, or 3 million, reduction in alcohol-related fatalities and a 17% reduction in alcohol-related injuries on Australian roads.” (The Social Sciences Shape the Nation, 2017, p.96). I received a national award in 1995 for my research contribution to the development, implementation and evaluation of random breath testing, and continue (after 35 years) to receive requests to speak and write in the field. My most recent scholarly contributions in this field are to the World Health Organisation endorsed book, Alcohol: No ordinary commodity – Research and public policy (Oxford University Press, 2003; 2nd edition 2010); and in a chapter in the recent book, Preventing crime and violence: Volume 3 of Advancing Prevention Science (Springer, New York, 2017).
2. I have made similarly important contributions to the prevention of alcohol-related violence. There were major reductions in alcohol-related violence and crime as a result of the safety action projects that I designed and implemented (with colleagues) in the Queensland cities of Surfers Paradise, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. The research centre that I headed received two National Violence Prevention Awards and a Queensland Health Benjamin Drug Prevention Award for this series of projects. I learned in 2018 when I was in Stockholm for the annual Criminology Symposium, that Dr. Sven Andréasson and his colleagues at the Karolinska Institutet have been able to adapt aspects of our Australian research to Swedish conditions to achieve a long-term reduction in violence in and around nightclubs and bars in that country. An important publication in this field is a monograph with Canadian colleague Dr Kate Graham, Raising the bar: preventing aggression in and around bars, clubs and pubs (2008, reprinted 2012). UK: Taylor & Francis.
3. The report, Pathways to Prevention: Developmental and Early Intervention Approaches to Crime in Australia, was produced in 1999 through an inter-disciplinary consortium that I convened and led. This report has had a major influence in Australia on policies in such diverse fields as mental health, substance abuse, youth crime, child protection, and special education. Indeed, the report put developmental prevention and early intervention onto the ‘social policy map’ in Australia in a manner that made them central, rather than peripheral, to policy debates about responses to entrenched social problems such as youth crime and child maltreatment. The gap between the new rhetoric and the old realities in these fields does, however, remain very large.
4. Based on the findings of the Federal report, I developed the Pathways to Prevention Project in partnership with Griffith colleagues Dr Kate Freiberg and Dr Sara Branch and with Mission Australia and Education Queensland. The project operated for ten years (2002-2011) in the most disadvantaged area of Brisbane. This comprehensive early intervention program promoted both human and community development and shared first prize in the 2004 National Crime and Violence Prevention Awards. In April 2004, the Prime Minister announced a new multi-million dollar program, Communities for Children, that was implemented in 52 disadvantaged communities across Australia. This program was strongly influenced by the learnings from Pathways to Prevention. On December 7, 2006, the Prime Minister launched a report on the first five years of the project at Parliament House in Canberra.
5. Building on the Pathways Project, the research team (Homel, Freiberg and Branch) embarked in 2013 on a major national project, Building the Capacity for Collective Impact: Transforming the Child-Serving System in Socially Disadvantaged Communities. This large Australian Research Council Linkage Project had five NGO and five government partners across NSW and Queensland, and was the foundation for the large project CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing in Disadvantaged Communities. This project was funded for the period 2016-2018 by the Department of Social Services, the Queensland departments of education and communities, and the NSW Department of Education. A notable aspect of this project was the secondment by six NGO partners of part-time community workers called Collective Impact Facilitators, to a total value of 0,000. The aim of this project, the Establishment Phase for a large ARC Linkage Project for 2019-2020, was to help put the practices of schools and community service onto a scientific foundation within a collective impact framework, with a view of achieving substantial, measurable improvements in the wellbeing of children aged 5-12 years.
Research and discipline leader.
• Since taking up my appointment at Griffith University in 1992 I have made a major contribution to the development of criminology as an interdisciplinary, strongly research-based discipline, with an emphasis on crime prevention. The School and its associated research centres and institute (the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, now combined in the Griffith Criminology Institute), are well regarded nationally and internationally, attracting many large research grants, as well as numerous PhD students and visiting scholars. Criminology at Griffith has a particularly strong reputation in crime prevention research, and I take special pride in the decision of the University to invest substantial funds since 2010 to strengthen Griffith criminology’s international standing, especially in prevention research and teaching. In the 2015 and 2018 Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) rounds, Griffith criminology has been rated at level 5, ‘substantially better than world average.’
• I was (July 2003 – June 2004) co-convener of the Research Directions Project for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), a major national study designed to identify what should be Australia’s priorities for research that improves outcomes for children and young people. I also played a formative role in the development of a new Research Network, the ARACY ARC/ NHMRC Research Network - Future Generation on behalf of the Alliance. This was a network of more than 200 researchers, policy people and practitioners that was successful in receiving full funding from the ARC in September 2004 (with Fiona Stanley as the convener).
• At Griffith I have on many occasions exercised leadership in creating new organisations to promote social research and especially prevention research. In 2008 I created the Griffith Institute for Social and Behavioural Research and was Director from 2008 until 2010. The Institute, which became the Griffith Social and Behavioural Research College and Researcher Education and Development within the Office for Research, provided methodological training and statistical support (through the employment of two statisticians) for hundreds of PhD scholars, research fellows and academic staff across 12 research centres and institutes. More broadly the Institute, while it operated, brought together more than 200 senior researchers to foster interdisciplinary research on big problems of high societal concern. This helped boost Griffith’s already high Excellence in Research Australia ratings in the social sciences.
APPOINTMENTS SINCE 2004
• Member (appointed by the Minister for Social Services), Advisory Council Australian Institute of Family Studies, 2013-2018
• Member ERA 2012 & 2015 Research Evaluation Panel Studies in Human Society & Education Panel
• Member of the Executive of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (2008-2010)
• Board member of the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (2007-2010); Vice President 2009
FELLOWSHIPS, HONOURS AND AWARDS
• The Distinguished Criminologist Award from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, December 5, 2018 (for outstanding, significant and sustained contributions to Australian criminology).
• The CREATE research team (Ross Homel, Kate Freiberg, Sara Branch, Tara McGee and Jacqueline Homel) won the Arts, Education and Law award for most outstanding research team for 2018.
• Norman Smith Publication in Social Work Research Award, awarded to Dr Kate Freiberg, Prof Ross Homel, and Dr Sara Branch by the Editorial Board of Australian Social Work – for best article published in 2014
• Honorary Fellow, Academy of Experimental Criminology, November 16, 2011: “For substantial contributions made to support the advancement of experimental criminology”
• Winner Sellin-Glueck Award 2010 – An annual award by the American Society of Criminology for criminological scholarship that considers problems of crime and justice as they are manifested outside the United States – internationally or comparatively.
• Distinguished Service Award, Macquarie Alumni, Macquarie University Sydney, August 2009
• Shortlisted for Australian of the Year 2009 (one of 28 finalists nationally from 3,300 nominations).
• Appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) in January 2008. The AO is “For service to education, particularly in the field of criminology, through research into the causes of crime, early intervention and prevention methods.”
• May 2008 recognized with an award from the Premier of Queensland as a ‘Queensland Great’, “for his contribution to Queensland’s reputation for research excellence, the development of social policy and justice reform and helping Queensland’s disadvantaged communities.”
• Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for 2007 (shared with Professor Alan France from the UK) for the paper, 'Societal access routes and developmental pathways: putting social structure and young people's voice into the analysis of pathways into and out of crime', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (2006), Vol. 39(3). The Bartholomew Award is awarded annually for the best paper to appear in the ANZ J of Criminology.
• Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (2004-); member Academy Executive (2008-2010)
• First prize, National Crime and Violence Prevention Award, 2004 (Pathways to Prevention)
• National Violence Prevention Award (with colleagues), 1998 for the Local Government Community Action Project in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay
• Benjamin Drug Prevention Award 1998 (Queensland Department of Health) for the Local Government Community Action Project in Cairns, Townsville and Mackay
• National Road Safety Award (New South Wales section) – 1995. For my research contribution to the development and evaluation of random breath testing.
• National Violence Prevention Award, 1994 (Surfers Paradise Safety Action Project)
ROSS HOMEL: PUBLICATIONS
Google Scholar h-index 48; i-10 index 115; 10,642 citations
Graham, K. & Homel, R. (2012). Raising the bar: preventing aggression in and around bars, clubs and pubs. 2nd Edition. UK: Taylor & Francis. First edition 2008, published by Willan.
Babor, T., Caetano, R., Casswell, S., Edwards, G., Giesbrecht, N., Graham, K., Grube, P., Hill, L., Holder, H., Homel, R., Livingston, M., Österberg, E., Rehm, J., Room, R., Rossow, I. (2010). Alcohol: No ordinary commodity. Research and public policy. 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Babor, T., Caetano, R., Casswell, S., Edwards, G., Giesbrecht, N., Graham, K., Grube, J., Gruenewald, P., Hill, L., Holder, H., Homel, R., Österberg, E., Rehm, J., Room, R., Rossow, I. (2003). Alcohol: No ordinary commodity. Research and public policy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Homel, R. (1988). Policing and punishing the drinking driver: A study of general and specific deterrence. (Research in Criminology). New York: Springer-Verlag. (337 pp.)
McGee, T.R., Farrington, D.P., Homel, R. & Piquero, A.R. (Eds.) (2015) Advancing knowledge about developmental and life-course criminology. Special issue on developmental and life course criminology, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(3)
Homel, R. & Byrne, J. (Eds.) (2014). The future of Justice Reinvestment: Global Perspectives – Assessing the merits of individual and community change strategies. Special Issue Victims & Offenders 9(1).
Lewis, C., Ransley, J. & Homel, R. (Eds.) (2010). The Fitzgerald Legacy: Reforming Public Life in Australia and Beyond. Australian Academic Press.
Homel, R. (Ed.). (2010). The Good Life: What is it, do we have it? Special Issue of the Australian Journal of Social Issues, Issue 1, 2010.
France, A. & Homel, R. (Eds.) (2007). Pathways and Crime Prevention: Theory, Policy and Practice. Cullumpton, Devon, UK: Willan Publishing
France, A. & Homel, R. (Eds.) (2006). Pathways and Prevention. Special Issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 39.
Homel, R. (Ed.) (1997). Policing for prevention: Reducing crime, public intoxication, and injury. Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 7. New York: Criminal Justice Press.
Homel, R. (Ed.) (1996). The politics and practice of situational crime prevention. Crime Prevention Studies, Volume 5. New York: Criminal Justice Press.
The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Volume 25, No. 2 (July 1992) to Volume 28, No. 2 (June 1995) - ten issues (approx. 1000 pages). Special issues were Vol. 26(3): Youth Crime, and Vol 27 (2): The Super Agencies. Vol 27(1): The Lure of Relevance, was edited by Kathy Laster.
Homel, R. (in press, 2019). As if children mattered … Griffith Review issue on Crime and Punishment
Whitten, T., McGee, T., Homel, R., Farrington, D & Ttofi, M. (In press, accepted June 7 2018). Comparing the criminal careers and childhood risk factors of persistent, chronic, and persistent–chronic offenders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. First online, https://doi.org/10.1177/0004865818781203 |
Day, J., Freiberg, K., Hayes, A. & Homel, R. (2019). Towards Scalable, Integrative Assessment of Children’s Self-Regulatory Capabilities: New Applications of Digital Technology. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, Special issue: Towards scalable, integrative assessment of children's self-regulatory capabilities: New applications of digital technology. First online, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10567-019-00282-4
Homel, R., Branch, S. & Freiberg, K. (2019). Implementation through community coalitions: The power of technology and community-based intermediaries. Commentary, special issue of the Journal of Primary Prevention on Implementation and Adaptation: Measurement and Monitoring Systems. First online. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10935-019-00541-8
Homel, R. (2017). Preventing crime and recidivism: State of the art evidence, and how to apply it at scale. Editorial Introduction, Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation. Criminology and Public Policy, 16(2), 411-413.
Whitten, T., McGee, T., Homel, R., Farrington, D & Ttofi, M. (2017). Disentangling Operationalizations of Persistent Offending. Journal of Criminal Justice, 52, 22-33.
Seymour, K., Bull, M., Homel, R., & Wright, P. (2017). Making the most of youth development: Evidence-based programs and the role of young people in research. Queensland Review, 24(1), 147-162. doi:10.1017/qre.2017.17
De Andrade, D., Homel, R. & Mazerolle, L. (2016). Boozy nights and violent fights: Perceptions of environmental cues to violence and crime in licensed venues. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-22. doi:10.1177/0886260516657910.
De Andrade, D., Homel, R. & Townsley, M. (2016). Trouble in paradise: The crime and health outcomes of the Surfers Paradise licensed venue lockout. Drug and Alcohol Review. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12384
McGee, T.R., Farrington, D.P., Homel, R. & Piquero, A.R. (2015) Advancing knowledge about developmental and life-course criminology. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48, 307-313.
Homel, R., Freiberg, K. & Branch, S. (2015). CREATE-ing capacity to take developmental crime prevention to scale: A community-based approach within a national framework. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 48(3): 367-385
Le, H. & Homel, R. (2015). The Impact of Child Labor on Children’s Educational Performance: Evidence from Rural Vietnam. Journal of Asian Economics, 36, 1-13.
Homel, R., Freiberg, K., Branch, S. & Le, H. (2015). Preventing the onset of youth offending: The impact of the Pathways to Prevention Project on child behaviour and wellbeing. Trends and Issues in Crime and Justice, 481, May 2015
Tilley, N., Rayment-McHugh, S., Smallbone, S., Wardell, M., Smith, D., Allard, T., Wortley, R., Findlater, D., Stewart, A. & Homel, R. (2014). On being realistic about reducing the prevalence and impacts of youth sexual violence and abuse in two Australian Indigenous communities. Learning Communities, 14, 6-27.
Homel, R. (2014). Justice reinvestment as a global phenomenon. Victims and Offenders, 9(1), 6-12.
Freiberg, K.; Homel, R. & Branch, S. (2014). The Parent Empowerment and Efficacy Measure (PEEM): A Tool for Strengthening the Accountability and Effectiveness of Family Support Services. Australian Social Work, 67(3), 405-418. DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.902980
Wickes, R., Hipp, J., Sargent, E. & Homel, R. (2013). Collective efficacy as a task specific process: Examining the relationship between social ties, neighborhood cohesion and the capacity to respond to violence, delinquency and civic problems. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 115-127
Manning, M., Smith, C. & Homel, R. (2013). Valuing developmental crime prevention. Criminology and Public Policy, 12(2), 305-332.
Branch, S., Homel, R. & Freiberg, K. (2012). Making the developmental system work better for children: Lessons learned from the Circles of Care Programme. Child and Family Social Work 18, 294-304. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2206.2012.00845.x
Homel, R. (2012). Guest editorial: Alcohol-related violence and crime in the licensed environment: A problem with solutions that won’t be implemented. Newsletter of the Australian Drug Foundation’s Druginfo Service, August 2012, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 2
Kelly, A. B., Chan, G. C. K., Toumbourou, J. W., O'Flaherty, M., Homel, R., Patton, G. C., & Williams, J. (2011). Very young adolescents and alcohol: Evidence of a unique susceptibility to peer alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 414-419.
Cameron CM, Scuffham PA, Spinks A, Scott R, Sipe N, Ng S, Wilson A, Searle J, Lyons RA, Kendall E, Halford K, Griffiths LR, Homel R, McClure RJ. (In press; accepted December 6, 2011; published on-line February 7, 2012). Environments for Healthy Living (EFHL) Griffith birth cohort study: background and methods, Maternal and Child Health. DOI 10.1007/s10995-011-0940-4
Kelly, A. B., O’Flaherty, M., Toumbourou, J. W., Homel, R., Patton, G. C., White, A., & Williams, J. (2012). The influence of families on early adolescent school connectedness: Evidence that this association varies with adolescent involvement in peer drinking networks. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 437-447
Manning, M., Homel, R. & Smith, C. (2011). An economic method for formulating better policies for positive child development. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 10(1), 61-77.
Shochet, I., Smith, C., Furlong, M. & Homel, R. (2011). A prospective study investigating the impact of school belonging factors on negative affect in adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 40(4), 586–595
Kelly, A.B., O’Flaherty, M., Connor, J.P., Homel, R., Toumbourou, J. W., Patton, G. C., & Williams, J. (2011). The influence of parents, siblings, and peers on pre- and early-teen smoking: A multi-level model. Drug and Alcohol Review, 30, 381–387
Kelly, A. B., Toumbourou, J. W., O'Flaherty, M., Patton, G. C., Homel, R, Connor, J. P., & Williams, J. (2011). Family relationship quality and early alcohol use: Evidence for gender-specific risk processes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(3), 399-407
Babor, T., Caetano, R., Casswell, S., Edwards, G., Giesbrecht, N., Graham, K., Grube, P., Hill, L., Holder, H., Homel, R., Livingston, M., Österberg, E., Rehm, J., Room, R., Rossow, I. (2010). Alcohol: No ordinary commodity – a summary of the second edition. Addiction, 105, 769-779
Freiberg, K., Homel, R. & Branch, S. (2010). Circles of Care: The struggle to strengthen the developmental system through the Pathways to Prevention project. Family Matters, 84, 28-34.
France, A., Freiberg, K., & Homel, R. (2010). Beyond risk factors: towards a holistic prevention paradigm for children and young people. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (4): 1192-1210.
Manning, M, Homel, R & Smith, C. (2010). A meta-analysis of the effects of early developmental prevention programs in at-risk populations on non-health outcomes in adolescence. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 506–519.
Homel, R. (2009). An alternative vision for crime control. Proctor, Journal of the Law Society of Queensland (pp. 17-18), May 2009.
Denning, R. & Homel, R. (2008). Predicting recidivism in juvenile offenders on community-based orders: the impact of risk factors and service delivery. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 46, 189-215.
Shochet, I., Homel, R., Cockshaw, W. & Montgomery, D. (2008). How do school connectedness and attachment to parents interrelate in predicting adolescent depressive symptoms? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 676-681.
Hall, W. & Homel, R. (2007). Reducing cannabis-impaired driving: Is there sufficient evidence for drug-testing of drivers? Addiction, 102, 1918-1919
Shochet, I., Smith, T. & Homel, R. (2007). The impact of parental attachment on adolescent perception of the school environment and school connectedness. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 28(2), 109-118.
Homel, R. (2007). Comment on Richard Tremblay: The development of youth violence: An old story with new data. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research 13:175–177
Junger, M., Feder, L., Clay, J., Côté, S.M., Farrington, D.P., Freiberg, K., Genovés, V.G., Homel, R., Lösel, F., Manning, M., Mazerolle, P. Santos, R., Schmucker, M., Sullivan, C., Sutton, C., van Yperen, T., Tremblay, R.E. (2007). Preventing Violence in Seven Countries: Global Convergence in Policies. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 13, 327-356.
Hay, I., Elias, G., Fielding-Barnsley, R., Homel, R. & Freiberg, K. (2007). Language delays, reading delays and learning difficulties: Interactive elements requiring multidimensional programming. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 40, 400-409.
Homel, R., Lamb, C. & Freiberg, K. (2006). Working with the Indigenous community in the Pathways to Prevention Project. Family Matters, 75: 36-41.
Manning, M., Homel, R. & Smith, C. (2006). Economic evaluation of a community based early intervention program implemented in a disadvantaged urban area of Queensland. Economic Analysis and Policy, 36: 1-21
Homel, R. (2006). Editorial: Drink driving, and the regulates of drinking: when will governments learn? Addiction, 101: 1228-1229
Homel, R., Freiberg, K., Lamb, C., Leech, M., Batchelor, S., Carr, A., Hay, I., Teague, R. & Elias, G. (2006). The Pathways to Prevention Project: Doing developmental prevention in a disadvantaged community. Trends and Issues 323: 1-6.
France, A. & Homel, R. (2006). Pathways and prevention: Concepts and controversies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 39, 287-294
France, A. & Homel, R. (2006). Societal access routes and developmental pathways: Putting social structure and young people's voice into the analysis of pathways into and out of crime. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 39, 295-309.
Elias, G., Hay, I., Homel, R., & Freiberg, K. (2006). Enhancing parent-child book reading in a disadvantaged community. Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 31, 20-25.
Freiberg, K., Homel, R., Batchelor, S., Carr, A., Lamb, C., Hay, I., Elias, G. & Teague, R. (2005). Creating pathways to participation: A community-based developmental prevention project in Australia. Children and Society, 19: 144-157.
Graham, K., Bernards S., Osgood. D., Homel, R. & Purcell, J. (2005). Guardians and handlers: The role of bar staff in preventing and managing aggression. Addiction, 100: 755-766.
Patton, G., Bowes, G., Sawyer, S., Homel, R. & Stanley, F. (2005). Towards a national agenda for youth? (Editorial). Medical Journal of Australia, 183(8): 394-395
Homel, R. (2005). The puzzles and paradoxes of youth crime prevention. Safer Society, 27 Winter: 2-4. London: NACRO (the crime reduction charity).
Homel, R. (2004). An extraordinarily interesting article: Comments on Fillmore and Weafer. Addiction 99: 1251-1252.
Wei, Z., Homel, R., Prichard, J. & Xu, J. (2004). Patterns of juvenile offending in Shanghai and Brisbane. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 37 (supplement): 32-51.
Homel, R., Carvolth, R., Hauritz, M., McIlwain, G. & Teague, R. (2004). Making licensed venues safer for patrons: what environmental factors should be the focus of interventions? Drug and Alcohol Review, 23: 19–29.
Burrows, T., Homel, R. & Gallois, C. (2003). Women victims of assault: Age differences in victim-aggressor relationship and location. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 36: 192-210.
Townsley, M., Homel, R. & Chaseling, J. (2003). Infectious burglaries: A test of the near repeat hypothesis. The British Journal of Criminology 43: 615-633.
Elias, G., Hay, I., Homel, R., Freiberg, K. Prothero, C & Ernst, R. (2002). Enhancing non-English speaking preschoolers’ emergent literacy skills. ThaiTESOL Bulletin 15(2): 63-68.
Ede, A, Homel, R and Prenzler, T (2002) Reducing Complaints Against Police and Preventing Misconduct: A Diagnostic Case Study Using Hot Spot Analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 35: 27-42.
Homel, R. (2002). Review of “Delinquent-Prone Communities” by Don Weatherburn and Bronwyn Lind (Cambridge University Press, 2001). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 26(4): 394.
McDonagh, E., Wortley, R. & Homel, R. (2002). Perceptions of physical, psychological, social and legal deterrents to joyriding. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 4: 11-26.
Townsley, M., Homel, R. & Chaseling, J. (2000). Repeat burglary victimisation: Spatial and temporal patterns. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 33, 37-63.
Homel, R. (2000). Blazing the developmental trail: The past, the future, and the critics. Youth Studies Australia, 19(1), 44-50.
Homel, R., Lincoln, R. & Herd, B. (1999). Risk and resilience: Crime and violence prevention in Aboriginal communities. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 32, 182-196.
Hauritz, M., Homel, R., McIlwain, G., Burrows, T. & Townsley, M. (1998). Reducing violence in licensed venues through community safety action projects: The Queensland experience. Contemporary Drug Problems, 25: 511-551.
Hauritz, M., Homel, R., McIlwain, G., Burrows, T. & Townsley, M. (1998). Reducing violence in licensed venues: Community safety action projects. Trends and Issues in Crime and Justice, 101: 1-6.
Homel, R. (1997). Integrating investigation and prevention: Managing the transformation of the Queensland Criminal Justice Commission. Queensland Review (Special issue on Police Reform and the Criminal Justice Commission in Queensland). 4(2): 37-50.
Homel, R. (1996). A brief overview of quantitative criminology in Australia, 1980-1996. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 12, 297-314.
Carvolth, R.; Homel, R.; Hauritz, M.; Wortley, R.; Clark, J. & McIlwain, G. (1996). Swilling in Surfers: Responsible Hospitality Practice. Community Quarterly: Community Development in Action 38: 22-28.
Homel, R. (1996). Review of T. Stockwell (ed.), “An examination of the appropriateness and efficacy of liquor-licensing laws across Australia. Canberra: AGPS”. Addiction 91, 1231-1233.
Wortley, R & Homel, R. (1995). Police prejudice as a function of training and outgroup contact: A longitudinal investigation. Law and Human Behavior, 19, 305-317.
Homel, R. (1994). Drink-driving law enforcement and the legal blood alcohol limit in New South Wales. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 26, 147-155.
Homel, R. (1993). Random breath testing in Australia: Getting it to work according to specifications. Addiction. 88 (Supplement), 27S-33S.
Lawrence, J.A. & Homel, R.J. (1992). Sentencer and offender factors as sources of discrimination in magistrates' penalties for drinking drivers. Social Justice Research, 5, 385-413.
Loxley, W., Kai Lo, S., Homel, R., Berger, D. & Snortum, J. (1992). Young people, alcohol and driving in two Australian states. International Journal of the Addictions, 27, 1119-1129.
Loxley, W., Homel, R., Berger, D. & Snortum, J. (1992). Drinkers and their drinking: compliance with drink driving legislation in four Australian states. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 53, 420-426.
Homel, R. & Lawrence, J. (1992) Sentencer orientation and case details: an interactive analysis. Law and Human Behavior, 16, 509-537.
Homel, R., Tomsen, S., & Thommeny, J. (1992). Public drinking and violence: Not just an alcohol problem. The Journal of Drug Issues, 22, 679-697.
Homel, R. & Tomsen, S. (1991). Pubs and violence: Violence, public drinking, and public policy. Current Affairs Bulletin, December, 20-27.
Berger, D.E., Snortum, J.R., Homel, R.J., Hauge, R., & Loxley, W. (1990). Deterrence and prevention of alcohol-impaired driving in Australia, the United States, and Norway. Justice Quarterly, 7, 453-465.
Homel, R. (1990). Random breath testing the Australian way: A model for the United States? Alcohol Health and Research World, 14 (1), 70-75.
Sanson-Fisher, R., Redman, S., Homel, R. & Key, W. (1990). Drink-driver rehabilitation programs - an Australian perspective. Alcohol, Drugs and Driving, 6, (3-4), 133-145.
Homel, R. & Burns, A. (1989). Environmental quality and the wellbeing of children. Social Indicators Research, 21, 133-158.
Burns, A. and Homel, R. (1989). Gender division of tasks by parents and their children. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 13, 113-125.
Homel, R. (1988). Random breath testing in Australia: A complex deterrent. Australian Drug and Alcohol Review, 7, 231-241.
Homel, R. & Wilson, P. (1988). Law and road safety: Strategies for modifying the social environment, with particular reference to alcohol control policies. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 21, 104-116.
Homel, R., Carseldine, D. & Kearns, I. (1988). Drink-driving countermeasures in Australia. Alcohol, Drugs and Driving, 4(2), 113-144. (Invited paper for special issue of the journal.)
Homel, R., Burns, A. and Goodnow, J. (1987). Parental social networks and child development. Journal of Social and Personal Relations, 4, 159-178.
Homel, R. and Burns, A. (1987). Is this a good place to grow up in? Neighbourhood quality and children’s evaluations. Landscape and Urban Planning, 14, 101-116.
Burns, A. and Homel, R. (1986). Sex role satisfaction among Australian children: some sex, age and cultural group comparisons. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 10, 285-296.
Burns, A. and Homel, R. (1985). Social inequalities and adjustment to school. Australian Journal of Education, 29, 76-91.
Burns, A.; Homel, R. and Goodnow, J.J. (1984). Conditions of life and parental values. Australian Journal of Psychology, 36, 219-237.
McPherson, R.J.; Perl, J.; Starmer, G. and Homel, R. (1984). Self-reported drug usage and crash-incidence in Breathalysed drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 16, 139-148.
Homel, R. (1983). The impact of random breath testing in New South Wales, December, 1982 to February, 1983. Medical Journal of Australia, June 25, 616-619.
Homel, R. (1983). Young men in the arms of the law: An Australian perspective on policing and punishing the drinking driver. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 15,499-512
Homel, R. (1981). Penalties and the drink-driver: A study of one thousand offenders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 14, 225-241.
Homel, R. (1981). Motoring offences as crime: Some priorities for social and action research. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 16, 268-282.
Vinson, T. and Homel, R. (1975). Crime and disadvantage: the coincidence of medical and social problems in an Australian city. The British Journal of Criminology, 15: 21-31.
Homel, R. and Robinson, J. (1975). Nested partially balanced incomplete block designs. Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics (Series B), 35, 201-210.
Vinson, T. and Homel, R. (1974). Drug convictions in New South Wales, 1972. Medical Journal of Australia, 1, 99-101.
Vinson, T. and Homel, R. (1973). Legal representation and outcome. Australian Law Journal, 47, 132-135.
CHAPTERS IN EDITED COLLECTIONS
Homel, R. (in press, 2019). Crime prevention. In Hennessey Hayes & Tim Prenzler (Eds.), An introduction to crime and criminology, fourth edition. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia.
Homel, R., Thomsen, L., Freiberg, K. & Branch, S. (2017). Social and developmental crime prevention. Published in Spanish in Mariano Juan Tenca & Emiliano Pedro Mendez Ortiz (Eds.), Manual de Prevención del Delito y Seguridad Comunitaria/ Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Ediciones Dido.
Homel, R. & Freiberg, K. (2017). Developmental prevention. Chapter 54 in Antje Deckert & Rick Sarre (Eds.), The Australian and New Zealand Handbook of Criminology, Crime and Justice (pp. 815-830). Sydney: Palgrave Macmillan (Springer).
Homel, R. & Thomsen, L. (2017). Developmental crime prevention. In Nick Tilley & Aiden Sidebottom (Eds.). Handbook of Crime Prevention and Community Safety (2nd edition) (pp.57-86). UK: Routledge.
Homel, R., Bumbarger, B., Freiberg, K. & Branch, S. (2017). Sustaining crime prevention at scale: Transforming delivery systems through prevention science. In Teasdale, B & Bradley, M (Eds.), Preventing crime and violence: Volume 3 of Advancing Prevention Science (Chapter 29) (pp. 351-376). New York: Springer.
Wickes, R., Homel, R. & Zahnow, R. (2016). Safety in the suburbs: Social disadvantage, community mobilization, and the prevention of violence. In J. Stubbs & S. Tomsen (Eds), Australian Violence (pp. 210-229). Sydney: Federation Press
Toumbourou, J.W., Leung, R., Homel, R., Freiberg, K., Satyen, L., and Hemphill, S.A. (2015). Violence prevention and early intervention: what works? In Andrew Day & Ephrem Fernandez (Eds.), Preventing violence in Australia: Policy, Practice and Solutions. (pp. 45-62). Sydney: Federation Press
Homel, R., Macintyre, S. & Wortley, R. (2014). How burglars select targets. In Benoit Leclerc & Richard Wortley (Eds.), Cognition and crime: Offender decision-making and script analyses (Crime Science Series). (pp. 26-47). London: Routledge
Homel, R. & Homel, P. (2012). Implementing crime prevention: Good governance and a science of implementation. In Brandon Welsh and David Farrington (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention (pp. 423-445). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Homel, R. & McGee, T. (2012). Community approaches to crime and violence prevention: Building prevention capacity. Chapter 20 in Rolf Loeber & Brandon Welsh (Eds.), The future of criminology (pp. 172-177). New York: Oxford University Press
Homel, R. (2012). Crime prevention. In Hennessey Hayes & Tim Prenzler (Eds.), An introduction to crime and criminology, third edition (pp. 320-333). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia
Freiberg, K. & Homel, R. (2011). Preventing the onset of offending. In Anna Stewart, Troy Allard & Susan Dennison (Eds.) Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Juvenile Justice (pp. 320-333). Sydney: Federation Press
Homel, R. (2011). Reducing alcohol-related youth violence in Australia through community action and multisectoral collaboration: The Safety Action Project. In Joan Serra Hoffman, Lyndee Knox & Robert Cohen (Eds.), Beyond suppression: Global perspectives on youth violence (pp. 151-157). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger
Lewis, C., Ransley, J. & Homel, R. (2010). The state we were in. In Colleen Lewis, Janet Ransley & Ross Homel (Eds.), The Fitzgerald Legacy: Reforming Public Life in Australia and Beyond. (pp. 1-21). Australian Academic Press.
Homel, R. & Freiberg, K. (2010). Pathways to Prevention: A holistic model for developmental crime prevention in socially disadvantaged areas. In International Report - Crime Prevention and Community Safety: Trends and Perspectives (pp. 182-184). Montreal: International Centre for the Prevention of Crime.
Homel, R. (2009). Forward to Nightlife and Crime, edited by Phil Hadfield (pp. v-vii). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Denning, R. & Homel, R. (2008). Predicting recidivism in juvenile offenders on community-based orders: the impact of risk factors and service delivery, in Dan Phillips (Ed.), Probation and parole: current issues. US: Routledge (Reprinted from Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 46, 189-215).
Homel, R., Lincoln, R. & Herd, B. (2008). Risk and resilience: Crime and violence prevention in Aboriginal communities. In Kate Moss (Ed.), Crime Reduction: Critical Concepts in Criminology. Routledge UK: Routledge Major Works Series. (Reprinted from Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 32, 182-196.)
France, A. & Homel, R. (2007). Pathways and crime prevention: A difficult marriage? In France, A. & Homel, R. (Eds.), Pathways and Crime Prevention: Theory, Policy and Practice (pp. xvii-xxiii; Part One, pp. 3-8; Part Two: pp. 197-201). Cullompton, Devon, UK: Willan Publishing
France, A. & Homel, R. (2007). Societal access routes, developmental pathways and prevention policies: Putting structure, politics and culture into the analysis of pathways into and out crime. In France, A. & Homel, R. (Eds.), Pathways and Crime Prevention: Theory, Policy and Practice (pp. 9-27). Cullumpton, Devon, UK: Willan Publishing. (Reprinted from the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology)
Freiberg, K., Homel, R. & Lamb, C. (2007). The pervasive impact of poverty on children: tackling family adversity and promoting child development through the pathways to prevention project. In France, A. & Homel, R. (Eds.), Pathways and Crime Prevention: Theory, Policy and Practice (pp. 226-246). Cullumpton, Devon, UK: Willan Publishing
Denning, R. & Homel, R. (2007). The challenges of turning developmental theory into meaningful policy and practice. In France, A. & Homel, R. (Eds.), Pathways and Crime Prevention: Theory, Policy and Practice (pp. 298-318). Cullumpton, Devon, UK: Willan Publishing
Homel, R. (2007). Crime prevention. In Hennessey Hayes & Tim Prenzler (Eds.), An introduction to crime (pp. 265-279). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia
Homel, R. (2006). Open doors or prison walls? Griffith Review Edition 11 – Getting Smart: 173-183.
Homel, R. (2005). Developmental crime prevention. In Nick Tilley (Ed.), Handbook of crime prevention and community safety (pp. 71-106). Cullumpton, Devon, UK: Willan Publishing
Homel, R. & Thompson, C. (2005). Causes and prevention of violence in prisons. In Sean O’Toole & Simon Eyland (Eds.), Corrections criminology (pp. 101-108). Sydney: Hawkins Press