Dr Jenny Wise

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

Jenny Wise

Phone: +61 2 6773 4286

Email: jwise7@une.edu.au


BSocSci (Hons) Criminology (University of New South Wales); PhD in Criminology (University of New South Wales), Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (University of New England)

Teaching Areas

CRIM 100 Understanding Crime
CRIM333 Serial Killers: Panic or Intrigue?

Research Interests

  • The use of forensic sciences within the criminal justice system
  • Dark Tourism
  • Sexual assault law reform
  • Human Rights
  • Policing


Dr Jenny Wise (chief investigator), Dr Bridget Harris, Dr Ray Nickson, Associate Professor Bob Boughton and Adjunct Professor Jack Beetson. Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) Criminology Research Grant $50,640.38 "Reducing crime and incarceration rates in Aboriginal communities: What impact does the ‘Yes I Can’ Adult literacy program have on crime and incarceration rates in NSW Aboriginal communities?


Wise, J, Harris, B, Nickson, R, Boughton, B and Beetson, J 2018. ‘Impact of the ‘Yes, I Can!’ adult literacy campaign on interactions with the criminal justice system’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 562. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi562

Wise, J, Nickson, R, Harris, B, Boughton, B and Beetson, J 2018. Reducing crime and incarceration rates in Aboriginal communities: What impact does the ‘Yes I Can’ Adult literacy program have on crime and incarceration rates in NSW Aboriginal communities?, December 2018. Criminology Research Grant: CRG 06/15-16. Available at: http://crg.aic.gov.au/reports/1819/06-1516-FinalReport.pdf

Harris, B and Wise, J 2018. 'Capturing crime in the antipodes: Colonist cultural representation of Indigeneity'. In Kerry Carrington, Russell Hogg, John Scott & Maximo Sozzo (Eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Criminology and the Global South. Palgrave Macmilan, Cham, Switerland, pp. 391-413.

Wise, J and Roberts, D A 2016. ‘Development of Crime and the Criminal Justice System in Australia’ in Harkness, Alistair, David Baker and Bridget Harris (eds) Locating Crime in Context and Place: Regional and Rural Perspectives. (Sydney: Federation Press).

McGovern, A, Wise, J and Wise, N 2015. ‘‘When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die’: Concepts of justice in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire’, Media & Arts Law Review, Vol. 20, pp. 198.

Weber, L, Wilson, A and Wise, J (2013). 'Cops and Dobbers: A nodal cartography of onshore migration policing in New South Wales', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology,Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 32-50.

Wise, J., & McGovern, A. (2012) 'Crime Time: The rise of police programming on television', in C Jones, E Barclay & R I Mawby, The Problem of Pleasure: Leisure, Tourism and Crime, Routledge.

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.

Wise, J. (2011) 'Experts, Lay People and Forensics', in M Marmo, W de Lint, & D Palmer, Crime and Justice: A Guide to criminology, 4th Edition,Thomson Reuters.

Wise, J. (2010) 'Providing the CSI Treatment: Criminal Justice Practitioners and the CSI Effect', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 21. No. 3, pp. 383-400.

Wise, J. (2010) 'Getting behind closed doors: The process of conducting research in a criminal justice system', Current Narratives, Vol. 2.

Wise, J. (2010) 'Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 188-191.

Wise, J. (2009) The New Scientific Eyewitness: The Role of DNA profiling in shaping criminal justice. VDM Verlag, Germany.

Wise, J 'DNA possibilities changing the nature of sexual assault cases', Honours Thesis, University of New South Wales

Conference Papers

'Hollywood Profiling: The impact of the CSI Effect on the use of forensic science in New South Wales', Expert evidence Conference, Canberra, 12-13 February 2011. (Pdf)

'Getting behind closed doors: The process of conducting research in a criminal justice setting', 2nd Australasian Narrative Inquiry Conference: Embracing Multiple Dimensions, Armidale, July 2009.

'Bringing Police Investigations out of the Dark Ages: DNA Evidence and the Thames Valley Police', British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Cardiff, June-July 2009.

''We want DNA from this, that and everything': The desire to have DNA evidence in all criminal cases', The 21st Annual ANZSOC Conference, Canberra Convention Centre, Canberra, November 2008.

'The misrepresentations of DNA technology in CSI type programs', Disciplines and Punishments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Crime and Justice, University of New South Wales, July 2007.

'DNA technology in the criminal justice system', Criminal Justice Research Network Seminar, University of New South Wales, August 2007.

'DNA technology 'transforming' policing', The 20th Annual ANZSOC Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, September 2007.

'Does DNA evidence enlighten or blind people, in the 21st Century?' The 14th World Congress of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, August 2005.