About Crime Muse

Crime Muse aims to explore how we can better advocate for change, persuade others of the truth and use tools like social media to change the conversation about criminal and social justice.

Crime Muse hopes to inspire others to promote evidence-based criminal justice policy and practice. Crime Muse also offers an opportunity to reflect and muse about multiple truths, justice, and wicked problems which lack easy answers.

Crime Muse is proud to be supported by the YWCA Adelaide, through its Great Ydeas Small Grants Program. The YWCA aims to build strong and equitable communities through the development of women’s leadership.

Crime Muse is the brainchild of Kate McLachlan, a Lecturer in Law and Criminal Justice. She has a Research Masters in Law from Flinders University, examining the responses of South Australia Police to women who had been raped. She also has an Honours degree in Psychology from UniSA, where she researched the prediction of violent recidivism by speaking with offenders in Yatala Labour Prison and Adelaide Community Corrections.

Previously, she’s worked in criminal justice and social justice agencies in Adelaide and Canberra, on both the government and non-government sectors. She is passionate about victims’ rights and advocacy as well as promoting evidence-based practice and research translation practices across and between justice agencies and the criminal justice sector.

She’s a potential PhD candidate, and has been for quite a few years now!

Kate is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

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