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Research Biography

Dr Russell G Smith has qualifications in law, psychology and criminology from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from King's College London. His professional career began in legal practice in Melbourne, following which he undertook doctoral research in the field of the history of medical professional regulation. He subsequently pursued this field with research and publications, and as a member of the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria. He then took up a lectureship in criminology at the University of Melbourne following which he accepted a research position at the Australian Institute of Criminology where he was Principal Criminologist until November 2020. He has an established international reputation in the area of economic crime and cybercrime and has published extensively in these areas including two Cambridge University Press books, Cyber Criminals on Trial and Electronic Theft, and one the first academic works on cybercrime in Australia, Crime in the Digital Age all written with Peter Grabosky. His co-authored book, Cyber Criminals on Trial was awarded the American Society of Criminology's, Division of International Criminology, Distinguished Book Award for 2005. In 2023 he received the Gilbert Geis Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division of White Collar and Corporate Crime. He is a Fellow and former President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, former President of the Asia-Pacific Association of Technology and Society, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Criminology. His latest publication written to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Australian Institute of Criminology is Public Sector Criminological Research: The Australian Institute of Criminology 1972-2022 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).

Research Interests

Cybercrime, Organised crime, Public sector fraud, Identity crime, Corruption, Anti-money laundering, Consumer fraud, Intellectual property infringement, Cost and impact of crime, Professional misconduct, History of criminology.

Completed Supervisions

Associate Supervisions:
  • Anti-money laundering (1)

External positions

Honorary Fellow, Australian Institute of Criminology

2020 → …


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Research Areas

  • Criminology


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