Dr Alyce McGovern
- Phone: 0293858472
- Email: email@example.com
- Building: Morven Brown
- Room No: G40
B Social Science majoring in criminology; B Social Science (Criminology) Honours 1st class; Graduate Certificate University Learning and Teaching; PhD
Police-media relations; police media relations units; representations and perceptions of police; criminal justice agencies and their use of new media and social media technologies; policing, policing and governance; police leadership and management;
citizen journalism and the police; guerrilla knitting, craftivism and crime; criminology and criminal justice teaching and assessment approaches.
Alyce's areas of interest for potential students include:
• Crime and the media
• Police and the media
• Representations and perceptions of the criminal justice system
• Craftivism and yarn bombing
UNSW Research Profile
CRIM1010 Introduction to Criminology
CRIM1011 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRIM2034 Crime, Politics and the Media
CRIM3001 Criminological Theories
CRIM3000 Criminological Capstone: Criminology in Practice
SLSP3001 Social Science Research Project
Postgraduate Research Supervision
The social construction of juvenile crime in Malaysia- Kamsiah Ali (Awarded PhD in 2012)
Media representations of crime in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires (Argentina) during the 1990s- Cynthia Fernandez Roich
Lee, M. and McGovern, A. (Under Contract. Forthcoming 2013). Policing and the Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications (New Directions in Critical Criminology Series). Routledge.
Johnston, J. and McGovern, A. (Submitted January 2013, Under Review, International Journal of Communication) ‘Communicating Justice: A Comparison of Courts and Police Use of Contemporary Media’.
Lee, M., Crofts, T., Salter, M., Milivojevic, S. and McGovern, A. (Submitted March 2013, Under Review, The International Journal for Crime and Justice). ‘Let’s Get Sexting’: Risk, Power, Sex and Criminalisation in the Moral Domain’.
Lee. M. and McGovern, A. (Forthcoming 2013) ‘Procedural Justice and Simulated Policing: The Medium and the Message’, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, November 2013.
Lee, M. and McGovern, A. (Forthcoming 2013). ‘Force to Sell: Policing the Image and Manufacturing Public Confidence’, Policing and Society. Vol 23 No. 2.
McGovern, A. and Lee, M. (2010). ‘Cop[ying] it Sweet: Police Media Units and the Making of News’. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Vol. 43 No. 3. Pp 444-464.
Scholarly Book Chapters
McGovern, A. (Forthcoming 2014). ‘Media and Crime’, in Arrigo, B. and Goldson, G. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics. Sage Publications.
McGovern, A. (Forthcoming 2014). ‘Twitter/Facebook Communications Between Police and Citizens’, in Arrigo, B. and Goldson, G. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics. Sage Publications.
Lee, M. and McGovern, A. (2012). 'Image Work(s): “Simulated Policing” and the New Police (Popularity) Culture’, in Carrington, K., Ball, M., O’Brien, E. and Tauri, J. (eds.) Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan.
McGovern, A. and Lee, M. (2012). ‘Police Communications in the Social Media Age’, in Keyzer, P., Johnston, J. and Pearson, M. (eds.) The Courts and the Media in the Digital Era. Ultimo: Halstead Press.
McGovern. A. (2011). ‘Negotiating Access to the NSW Police Force Media Unit: A Personal Research Experience’ in Bartels, L. and K. Richards (eds.) Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the Field. Annandale: Federation Press.
Wise, J. and McGovern, A. (2011). ‘Crime Time: The Rise of Police Programming on Television’, in Jones, C., Barclay, E. and Mawby, R. (eds.) The Problem of Pleasure: Leisure, Tourism and Crime. London: Willan.
Refereed Conference Proceedings
Lee, M. and McGovern, A. (2011). ‘Image Work(s): “Simulated Policing” and the New Police (Popularity) Culture’, QUT Crime and Democracy Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
McGovern, A. (2011). ‘Tweeting the News: Criminal Justice Agencies and their Use of Social Networking Sites’, Lee, M., Mason, G. and Milivojevic, S. (eds.) Critical Criminology Conference. University of Western Sydney and Sydney University, Sydney: The Australian and New Zealand Crime and Justice Research Network.
McGovern, A. (2009). ‘The Best Police Force Money Can Buy: The Rise of Police PR’, in Segrave, M. (ed.) Proceedings of the Critical Criminology Conference. Monash University, Melbourne: The Australian and New Zealand Crime and Justice Research Network.
McGovern, A. and M. Lee. (2006). ‘Mediating Cops: Newsmaking and the NSW Police Media Unit’ in Colic-Peisker, V., Tilbury, F. and B. McNamara (eds.) TASA 2006 Conference: Sociology for a Mobile World. University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, Perth: The Australian Sociological Association.
McGovern, A. (2005). ‘The New South Wales Police Media Unit: A History of Risk Communications’ in Julian, R., Rottier, R. and R. White. (eds.) TASA 2005 Conference: Community, Place Change. University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus: The Australian Sociological Association.
McGovern, A. (2004). ‘The Governing of Police-Media Relations’ in Richmond, K. (ed.) TASA 2004 Conference: Revisioning Institutions: Change in the 21st Century. La Trobe University, Beechworth: The Australian Sociological Association.
Reports, Reviews and Other Papers
Weber, L., Wilson, A., Wise, J. and McGovern, A. (2012) Policing Migration in Australia: An Examination of Onshore Migration Policing Networks, April 2012. Report of ARC Discovery Project DP0774554
McGovern, A. (2011). ‘Using Blogs to Explore Crime in the Media’, in Matheson, C. (ed.). Assessment: Feedback and Beyond Learning and Teaching Forum September 2011, University of New South Wales, Sydney: Learning and Teaching Unit of The University of New South Wales. Available at: http://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forum-september-2011
McGovern, A. and Fishwick, E. (2011). ‘Cops, Robbers and Shock Jocks: The Media and Criminal Justice Policy’, The Conversation. Available at: http://theconversation.edu.au/cops-robbers-and-shock-jocks-the-media-and-criminal-justice-policy-2961
McGovern, A. (2011). ‘Heavy-Handed Police Tactics Won’t Curb English Riots’, The Conversation. Available at: http://theconversation.edu.au/heavy-handed-police-tactics-wont-curb-english-riots-2782
McGovern, A. (2011). ‘State of NSW: Setting the Agenda on Crime in NSW’, The Conversation. Available at: http://theconversation.edu.au/state-of-nsw-setting-the-agenda-on-crime-in-nsw-225
McGovern, A. (2010). ‘Book Review: State Power Crime’, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Vol. 43 No. 1. Pp 182-185.