Alyce McGovern

Associate Professor in Criminology; Deputy Head of School, Learning & Teaching
Associate Professor

Dr Alyce McGovern is an Associate Professor in Criminology and the Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) in the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. She has researched widely in the area of crime and media, including police-media relations, police use of social media, young people and sexting, and craftivism. She is the co-author of Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications (2013 with Lee, Routledge), Sexting and Young People (2015 with Crofts, Lee and Milivojevic, Palgrave) and author of the forthcoming Craftivism and Yarn Bombing: A Criminological Exploration (Palgrave). In 2015 Alyce guest edited the Current Issues in Criminal Justice journal's Special Issue on Crime, Media and New Technologies.

    Publications

    Books
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    2019, Craftivism and Yarn Bombing A Criminological Exploration, Palgrave Pivot
    2019
    Crofts T; Lee M; McGovern A; Milivojevic S, 2015, Sexting and Young People, Palgrave Macmillan,
    2015
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2013, Policing and the Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications, 1st, Routledge, London,
    2013
    Book Chapters
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    McGovern A; Lee M, 2018, ''A sexting 'panic'? What we learn from media coverage of sexting incidents', in Walrave M; Van Ouytsel J; Ponnet K; Temple J (ed.), Sexting: Motives and risks in online sexual self-presentation., edn. Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology, Palgrave Macmillan,
    2018
    McGovern A, 2018, 'Policing, Performance Indicators and Fear of Crime', in Lee M; Mythen G (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime, Routledge, Milton Park, pp. 299 - 311,
    2018
    Crofts T; Lee M; McGovern A; Milivojevic S, 2018, 'Sexting pleasures: Young people, fun, flirtation, and child pornography', in Grealy L; Driscoll C; Hickey-Moody A (ed.), Youth, technology, governance, experience: Adults understanding young people, edn. Youth, young adulthood and society series,
    2018
    McGovern AM; Phillips ND, 2017, 'Police, Media, and Popular Culture', in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology, Oxford University Press,
    2017
    McGovern AM, 2014, 'Police-Citizen Interaction on Social Media', in Arrigo BA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, Sage Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, California,
    2014
    McGovern AM, 2014, 'Media and Crime', in Arrigo BA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, Sage Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, California,
    2014
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2014, 'Police communication: The uncertain logic of risk', in Deodatis G; Ellingwood B; Frangopol D (ed.), Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures, CRC Press, Columbia University, New York, US, pp. 119 - 124,
    2014
    Wise J; McGovern A, 2012, 'Crime Time: The Rise of Police Programming on Television', in Jones C; Barclay E; Mawby R (ed.), The Problem of Pleasure: leisure, tourism and crime, edn. 1, Willan, London, pp. 20 - 31
    2012
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2012, 'Image Work(s): 'Simulated Policing' and the New Police (Popularity) Culture', in Carrington K; Ball M; O'Brien E; Tauri J (ed.), Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: International Perspectives, edn. 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK, pp. 120 - 132,
    2012
    McGovern A; Lee M, 2012, 'Police Communications in the Social Media Age', in Keyzer P; Johnston J; Pearson M (ed.), The Courts and the Media: Challenges in The Era of Digital and Social Media, edn. 1st, Halstead Press, Ultimo, pp. 162 - 176,
    2012
    McGovern A, 2011, 'Negotiating access to the NSW Police Force Media Unit: A personal research experience', in Bartels L; Richards K (ed.), Qualitative criminology: stories from the field, edn. Original, Federation Press, Australia, pp. 51 - 59,
    2011
    Conference Papers
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    Wearing MJ; McGovern A; Melville R; Riley A, 2016, 'Will counter-advertising on social media change young women’s use of alcohol?: Stakeholder’s Interests and Alcohol Consumption of Female University Students', in Will counter-advertising on social media change young women’s use of alcohol?: Stakeholder’s Interests and Alcohol Consumption of Female University Students, Public Policy Network Conference, UNSW City Campus, presented at Public Policy Network Conference, UNSW City Campus, 27 January 2016 - 29 January 2016
    2016
    Albury K; Bliemel MJ; Fletcher C; McGovern A; Jacqui P, 2016, 'Innovation and entrepreneurship in the contemporary Australian media landscape: implications for university teaching and workforce development.', in ANZCA 2016 Proceedings, Australia New Zealand Communication Association, Newcastle, NSW, presented at Australia New Zealand Communication Association, Newcastle, NSW, 05 July 2016 - 08 July 2016,
    2016
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2011, 'Image Work(s): “Simulated Policing” and the New Police (Popularity) Culture', in Conference Proceedings Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: An International Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 100 - 117, presented at QUT Crime and Democracy Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 26 September 2011 - 28 September 2011,
    2011
    McGovern A, 2011, 'Tweeting the News: Criminal Justice Agencies and their Use of Social Networking Sites', in The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference Proceedings 2010, Sydney Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 1 - 6, presented at Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney) and the School of Social Sciences (University of Western Sydney), 01 July 2010 - 02 July 2010,
    2011
    McGovern A, 2009, 'The Best Police Force Money Can Buy: The Rise of Police PR Work', in Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009 Proceedings, Criminology, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, presented at 3rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Monash University, Victoria, 08 July 2009 - 09 July 2009,
    2009
    Conference Posters
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    McGovern A, (ed.), 2011, 'Using Blogs to Explore Crime in the Media', Kensington, pp. 31 - 32, presented at Assessment: Feedback and Beyond Learning and Teaching Forum September 2011, University of NSW, Kensington, 16 September 2011 - ,
    2011
    Creative Works (non-textual)
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    McGovern A; Fishwick E, 2018, #UDHR Quilt project, #UDHR Quilt project, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, 24 October 2018 - 24 April 2018
    2018
    Journal articles
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    Milivojevic S; Lee M; Crofts T; McGovern A, 2018, '‘A Sneaky Bit of Stalking’: Young People, Social Network Sites, and Practices of Online Surveillance', Temida, vol. 21, pp. 181 - 205,
    2018
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2016, 'Logics of risk: police communications in an age of uncertainty', Journal of Risk Research, vol. 19, pp. 1291 - 1302,
    2016
    McGovern AM; Crofts T; Lee M; Milivojevic S, 2016, 'Media, legal and young people’s discourses around sexting', Global Studies of Childhood,
    2016
    McGovern AM; Wise J; 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. 1 - 13
    2015
    Ellis JR; McGovern AM, 2015, 'The end of symbiosis? Australian police-media relations in the digital age', Policing and Society: an international journal of research and policy,
    2015
    Lee M; Crofts T; McGovern A; Milivojevic S, 2015, 'Sexting among young people: Perceptions and practices', Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, pp. 1 - 9
    2015
    Bartels L; McGovern A; Richards K, 2014, 'Degrees of difference? A preliminary study of criminology degrees at Australian universities', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. Published online before print April 2, 2014, pp. 1 - 28,
    2014
    Milivojevic S; McGovern A, 2014, 'The Death of Jill Meagher: Crime and Punishment on Social Media', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 3, pp. 22 - 39,
    2014
    Lee M; Crofts T; Salter M; Milivojevic S; McGovern A, 2013, ''Let’s Get Sexting’: Risk, Power, Sex and Criminalisation in the Moral Domain', The International Journal for Crime and Justice, vol. 2, pp. 35 - 49,
    2013
    Johnston J; McGovern A, 2013, 'Communicating Justice: A Comparison of Courts and Police Use of Contemporary Media', International Journal of Communication, vol. 7, pp. 1667 - 1687,
    2013
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2013, 'Force to sell: Policing the image and manufacturing public confidence', Policing and Society, vol. 23, pp. 103 - 124,
    2013
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2013, 'Procedural Justice and Simulated Policing: The Medium and the Message', Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, vol. 8, pp. 166 - 183,
    2013
    McGovern A, 2010, 'Review- State Power Crime', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 43, pp. 182 - 185
    2010
    McGovern A; Lee M, 2010, '“Cop[ying] it Sweet”: Police Media Units and the Making of News', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 43, pp. 444 - 464,
    2010
    Media
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    Crofts T; Lee M; McGovern A; Milivojevic S, 2014, Sexting and young people,
    2014
    Other
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    McGovern AM (ed.), 2015, Introduction to Special Issue: Crime, media and new technologies, The University of Sydney,
    2015
    Carrington K; Scott J (ed.), 2015, Book review: Anita Lam (2014) ‘Making Crime Television: Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast’, Queensland Uuniversity of Technology,
    2015
    Reports
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    Innes M; Innes H; Dobreva D; Chermak S; Huey L; McGovern A, 2018, From Minutes to Months: A rapid evidence assessment of the impact of media and social media during and after terror events., Crime and Security Research Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff,
    2018
    Lee M; Crofts T; McGovern AM; Milivojevic S, 2015, Grant 53/11-12: Sexting and young people: Perceptions, practices, policy and law, Criminology Research Grants program, Australian Institute of Criminology, 53/11-12,
    2015
    Weber L; Wilson A; Wise J; McGovern A, 2012, Policing migration in Australia : an examination of onshore migration policing networks, Australian Research Council, Canberra, DP0774554
    2012