After a six-month hiatus from Crime Muse, I am back.
In my time away I’ve been working on an online Bachelor of Criminal Justice for Uni which went live in September 2018. I created courses relating to Corrections, Criminology, Victimology and Psychology of crime and law. I loved the opportunity but it was pretty depressing by the end to realise how far we still have to go to adequately address crime, support victims and recognise human rights.
I also won a Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) scholarship which will enable me to study a PhD in Criminology full time over the next three years. This is super exciting!
I have to say, it was quite traumatic to hand back my Uni staff office key, my Uni laptop and my two monitors and move into share student space. I reckon I’ll be working from home a whole lot rather than in a corral with a single screen desktop. I’ve bought a 27” screen and wireless keyboard and mouse for home. After receiving some EndNote training and advice from people who have been burned by the love/hate relationship between EndNote and Mac, it looks like I may need to delegate my Macbook to blogging, online shopping and Pinterest, and get a new PhD PC. I’ve done my research, so now I just need my last pay cheque from full-time academia to fund my hardware needs as a full-time student.
I am now in Week 2 of my tenure and working on focusing and honing my thesis topic… stay tuned!