Lecturer in Criminology, University of New England
Dr. Kyle Mulrooney is a lecturer in Criminology at the University of New England and the co-director of the Centre for Rural Criminology (UNE). His primary field of research is the Sociology of punishment in which he has examined issues ranging from the nexus between penal populism and political culture to the areas of (enhancement) drug policy and rural crime. Kyle’s current research explores the relationship between penal populism and political populism and examines how these phenomena are linked and shaped by contextual cultural norms and values. Kyle holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Global Criminology from the University of Kent and Universität Hamburg, an MA in the Sociology of Law from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law and a BA (Honours) in Criminology and Justice from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
Public attitudes towards punishment have been a key area of research in criminology. Criminologists are interested in the attitudes of the general public towards the punishment of those who have committed crime. This is...