Dr Helena Menih

Lecturer in Criminology - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Helena Menih

Phone: +61 2 6773 5814

Email: hmenih@une.edu.au

Qualifications

PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Griffith University)
MA (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice (Griffith University)
BA in Socio-cultural Anthropology and Cultural Studies (University of Primorska)

Teaching Areas

CRIM302 Sex, Gender, Crime
CRIM305 Working with Offenders
CRIM306 Equity and Justice
CRIM311 Independent Study in Criminology
CRIM388 Sport and Crime

Research Interests

  • Gender and crime
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Risk and space
  • Identity in social context
  • Domestic violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Crime and Sport

Publications

Publications

Jeffries, S., Field, R., Menih, H. & Rathus, Z. (2016). Good Evidence, Safe Outcomes in Parenting Matters Involving Domestic Violence? Understanding Family Report Writing Practice from the Perspective of Professionals Working in the Family Law System. UNSW Law Journal, 39(4): 1355-1388.

Menih, H. & Smith, C. (2016). Homelessness:  A Consequence of Abuse of Women in Brisbane, Australia. In K. Jaishankar, Interpersonal Criminology: Revisiting Interpersonal Crimes and Victimization (29-40). New York: CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.

Mann, M., Menih, H., & Smith, C. (2014). There is ‘hope for you yet’: The female drug offender in sentencing discourse. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 47(3) 355–373. doi: 10.1177/0004865814523436

Menih, H. (2013). Applying Ethical Principles in Researching a Vulnerable Population: Homeless Women in Brisbane. Special issue of Current Issues in Criminal Justice Journal, 25(1): 527-539.

Conference presentations

Menih, H., Rathus, Z., Jeffires, S., Field, R. & Lynch, A. (2016). Mothers Protecting Children in the Family Court: Victims’ Experiences of Family Reports Where there is Family Violence. Australian Stop Domestic Violence 2016, Brisbane, Australia.

Menih, H. (2016). Offenders or/and Victims: Homeless Women in Brisbane. American Soceity of Criminology Conference, New Orleans, USA, November.

Menih, H. (2015). Stories from the Street: Homeless women identify the ‘missing link’ between violent homes and safe haven. Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference 2015, Canberra, Australia, December.

Field, R., Jeffries, S., Lynch, A., Menih, H. & Rathus, Z. (2015). Family Reports and Family Violence: What is known and what should be known. Australian Stop Domestic Violence Conference 2015, Canberra, Australia, December.

Smith, C. & Menih, H. (2015). Access denied: Hygiene and health for homeless women. Conference presentation at Second National Complex Needs Conference, Canberra, Australia, November.

Menih, H. and Smith, C. (2014). Homeless Women in ‘Risky’ Spaces. Conference presentation at American Society of criminology conference, San Francisco, USA, November.

Menih, H and Smith, C. (2013). ‘Homeless women’s experiences of ‘risky’ spaces. Conference presentation at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Brisbane, Australia, October.

Menih, H. (2013). From a Victim of Abuse to Homelessness. Conference presentation at Second International Conference of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), India, January.

Menih, H. (2012). Voices from the Streets: Conducting Life History Interviews with Homeless Women. Conference presentation at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, November.

Menih, H. (2012). Invisible Women Speak Up: An Ethnographic Study of Homeless Women. Conference presentation at American Society of criminology conference, Chicago, USA, November.

Menih, H. (2012). Art as a Social Inclusion Process for Homeless People. Conference presentation at Third International Creative Communities Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, September.

Menih, H. (2012). Fieldwork Experiences: the Theory and the Reality of Ethical Considerations when Researching Vulnerable Population. Conference presentation at the RC33 Eighth International Conference on social Science Methodology, Sydney, Australia, July.

Menih, H. (2011). Double Disadvantage? Stories of Female Homelessness. Poster presentation at American Society of Criminology Conference, Washington, USA, November.

Menih, H. (2011). Ethnographic Study of Homeless Women in Brisbane. Conference presentation at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Geelong, Australia, September.