Francine V. McNiff Professor of Criminology, University of Melbourne
Alison Young is interested in issues arising at the intersection of law, crime and culture. She is the author of Street Art World (2016), Street Art, Public City (2014), Judging the Image (2005), Imagining Crime (1996), Street/ Studio (2010) and The Scene of Violence (2010), as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. She holds a Visiting professorship at the Law School, City University London and has been a Visiting Professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and at Amherst College, and a Visiting Research Fellow at McGill University, London University, New York University and Hong Kong University.
Last week, Victoria Police arrested seven people who were alleged members of a professional begging syndicate. They were flown in from China on tourist visas. In reporting this story, Australian media generated a...