Adj/Prof Mark Israel
Political Science and International Relations
- Contact details
- Political Science and International Relations
The University of Western Australia (M257)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
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- GradCertTertEd MEdStud Flin., MPhil MA Cant., DPhil Oxf.
- Mark has a degree in law from Cambridge and postgraduate qualifications in sociology (DPhil, Oxford), criminology (MPhil, Cambridge) and education (GradCertTertEd, MEdStud, Flinders). Between 1988 and 1992, Mark lectured in the United Kingdom. He moved to Flinders University in 1993 and became Associate Dean (2010-12) and Winthrop Professor of Law and Criminology (2010-16) in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia in 2010, Chair of the Board of Studies for the BA in 2014, and Deputy Chair of Academic Board 2015-16.
- Key research
- Mark has published in the areas of:
- criminology (crime and the media, state violence, community corrections, victims),
- research ethics and research integrity,
- higher education (teaching criminology and law), and
- racism (racial discrimination in recruitment, indigenous under-representation on juries, antisemitism).
- Mark is: author of Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists: Beyond Regulatory Compliance (Sage, 2015), South African Political Exile in the United Kingdom published by Palgrave Macmillan (1999) and Ethics and the Governance of Criminological Research in Australia (NSW Government, 2004); co-author (with Iain Hay) of Research Ethics for Social Scientists: Between Ethical Conduct and Regulatory Compliance (Sage, 2006); and co-editor of International Victimology (Australian Institute of Criminology, 1996), Criminal Justice in Diverse Communities (Federation, 2000), Crime and Justice in Australia (Lawbook Company, 2003), Crime and Justice: a Guide to Criminology (Lawbook Company, 2006).
1. Israel, M (in press, 2017) Ethical Imperialism? Exporting Research Ethics to the Global South. In Iphofen, R and Tolich, M (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research Ethics. London: Sage.
2. Israel, M, Skead, N, Heath, M, Hewitt, A, Galloway, K & Steel, A (in press) Interaction and Diversity in the Australian Law Classroom. Research and Development in Higher Education: The Shape of Higher Education, 39.
3. Israel, M (in press, 2016) A Short History of Coercive Practices: the Abuse of Consent in Research involving Prisoners and Prisons in the United States, in Adorjan, M, Chui, WH and Ricciardelli, R (eds) Engaging with Ethics in International Criminological Research. London: Routledge.
4. Israel, M (in press, 2016) Research Ethics and Integrity in Socio-Legal and Legal Research. In McConville, M & Chui, WH (eds) Research Methods in Law (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
5. Israel, M, Allen, G & Thomson, C (2016) Australian Research Ethics Governance: Plotting the Demise of the Adversarial Culture. In van den Hoonaard, W & Hamilton, A (eds) The Ethics Rupture: Exploring Alternatives to Formal Research-Ethics Review. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442626089 http://www.utppublishing.com/The-Ethics-Rupture-Exploring-Alternatives-to-Formal-Research-Ethics-Review.html
6. Israel, M & Drenth, PJD (2016) Research Integrity in Australia and the Netherlands. In Bretag, T (ed.) Handbook of Academic Integrity. Springer. ISBN 978-981-287-097-1 http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789812870971
7. Israel, M (2015) Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists: Beyond Regulatory Compliance. London: Sage. Hbk 9781446207482; Pbk 9781446207499; Ebook 9781473909151 http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book236950 Included in Sage Research Methods http://srmo.sagepub.com/ . In translation (Chinese) to be published by Shanghai Education Publishing House.
8. Horan, J and Israel, M (Published online before print March 31, 2015) Beyond the Legal Barrier: Institutional Gate-keeping and Real Jury Research. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. doi:10.1177/000486581557776
9. Hewitt, A, Heath, M, Israel, M & Skead, N (2015) Beginning to Address ‘The Elephant in the Classroom’: Investigating and Responding to Australian Sessional Law Teachers’ Unmet Professional Development Needs. UNSW Law Journal 38/1 pp260-263. ISSN: 0313-0096 http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/sites/default/files/g9_heath_hewitt_israel_skead.pdf
- Roles, responsibilities and expertise
- Mark is a Visiting Academic in the School of Social Sciences.
He is available to undertake consultancy in higher education, research ethics and research integrity, and criminology. He has acted as a consultant to various institutions and agencies, including the Commonwealth, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian Governments, CSIRO, the National Health and Medical Research Council and the European Research Council, and on educational matters to a range of universities and private higher education institutions in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
His editorial roles have included being Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, and Criminal Justice Ethics and Pacific Rim Editor for Critical Criminology: an International Journal. He is or was also a member of the Editorial Boards of Teaching Sociology, Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, Journal of Academic Ethics, Research Ethics, the Journal of Empirical Research on Human-Research Ethics, Research Integrity and Peer Review, and the International Journal for Educational Integrity.
- Future research
- Mark's current research interests include: research ethics and integrity in criminology, socio-legal studies and, more generally, in social science, and learning and teaching in criminology and law.
- Funding received
- Law Foundation of South Australia. Smart Casual Live in South Australia (2016). CI3 with Assoc Prof M Heath, Ms A Hewitt, Ms K Galloway, Assoc Prof N Skead, Prof A Steel. A$14,330
Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Project Grant (ID14-4320, 2015) ‘Smart casual 2: promoting excellence in sessional teaching in Law’. CI3 with Ms K Galloway, Ms A Hewitt, Assoc Prof M Heath, Assoc Prof N Skead, Prof A Steel. Category 1 Grant. A$225,000
Australian Research Council. Discovery Grant (DP130104760 2013-16). The expanding disciplinary scope of research ethics committees: an inquiry into need and resistance. CI4 with Dr LL Wynn; Dr KL White; Prof CJ Thomson. Category 1 Grant. A$225,000.
Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Project Grant (SD13-2745, 2013) ‘Smart casual: towards excellence in sessional teaching in Law’. CI2 with Ms A Hewitt, Assoc Prof M Heath, Assoc Prof N Skead. A$49,000
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Discipline Scholar, 2010 A$370,000
Australian Learning and Teaching Council Associate Fellowship, 2009. A$90,000
Australian Research Council. Linkage Grant (2009-11). Australian Jurors' Perspectives on Expert Evidence. CI3 with Dr JM Horan; Assoc Prof J Goodman-Delahunty; Prof I Freckelton. A$142,000
- Honours and awards
- In 1999 and 2000, Mark was the winner of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology's Young Scholar Award. In 2005, he received the Radzinowicz Memorial Prize from the British Journal of Criminology, in 2006, the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the Critical Criminology Division of the American Society of Criminology, and in 2010 the American Society of Criminology's inaugural Teaching Award.
In 2004, Mark won the Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year. He also received the national award for teaching in the Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies category. He became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) in the United Kingdom and a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators (FACE).
He was awarded an Associate Fellowship by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council in 2009 and was made a Discipline Scholar by the same organisation in 2010.
- Previous positions
- Chair of the Board of Studies for the Bachelor of Arts, UWA, 2014
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching),Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia (2010-13)
Associate Head of Faculty of Education, Humanities, Law and Theology, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia (staff member 1993-2009)
Member, Awards Standing Committee, Australian Government Office of Learning and Teaching, 2012-14
External Examiner, University of Hong Kong
External Examiner, Victoria University of Wellington
Associate External Academic Advisor, City University of Hong Kong
Ministerial Appointee, South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board, Adelaide, Australia
- Mark's undergraduate teaching has been in criminology and socio-legal studies within the Law and Society Major. He teaches social research ethics at postgraduate level. He would be very happy to hear from potential postgraduate research students (LLM, MA, PhD) who are looking for supervision.
- Current external positions
- Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminology, School of Law, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, 2010-present
Deputy Chair (2010-) and Independent Member, Academic Board, Think: Education Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 2007-present
Chair and Independent Member, Academic Board, Australian School of Management, Perth, Australia, 2010-present
Member, PRAXIS Australia Advisory Committee, 2015-present
Member, National Health & Medical Research Council Working Committee reviewing Section 3, National Statement on Ethics Conduct in Human Research, 2015-present
Member of National Ethics Application Form Advisory Group for the National Health & Medical Research Council, 2014-present
- Useful links
- New and noteworthy
- Research Ethics and Integrity for Social Scientists: Beyond Regulatory Compliance (Sage, 2015)
- Current projects
- Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching Seed Project Grant (ID14-4320 2015) ‘Smart casual 2: promoting excellence in sessional teaching in Law’. CI3 with Ms K Galloway, Ms A Hewitt, Assoc Prof M Heath, Assoc Prof N Skead, Prof A Steel
Australian Research Council. Discovery Grant (DP130104760 2013-15). The expanding disciplinary scope of research ethics committees: an inquiry into need and resistance. CI4 with Dr LL Wynn; Dr KL White; Prof CJ Thomson.
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- Research profile
Research profile and publications