Dr Peta Malins is a lecturer in Justice and Legal Studies. She teaches in both the Legal and Dispute Studies (LADS) and Criminal Justice Administration (CJA) programs, including in Sociology of Law, Deviance Control & Conflict and Advanced Criminal Justice Theory.
Peta has previously worked at the City of Melbourne in the City Safety team. She has also conducted research for Youth Projects Needle and Syringe Program (FootPatrol), the Australian Research Centre for Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) and the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS).
Peta has particular interests in drug and alcohol issues, policing practices, graffiti, urban space, crime prevention, gender diversity, consumer ethics, human-animal connections and criminal justice.
Peta is a critical, poststructural researcher whose work focuses primarily on the unintended effects and affects (which she calls an ethico-aesthetics) of various crime prevention interventions, with a particular focus on drug and alcohol prevention strategies.
She has published widely in these fields and has also co-edited a collection entitled Deleuzian Encounters: Studies in Contemporary Social Issues (Palgrave 2007).
Currently Peta is working on projects regarding overdose memorials, school drug education, stencil art, and police use of drug detection dogs.
Research supervision areas
Drug and alcohol issues, policing practices, graffiti, urban space, gender diversity / queer theory, consumer ethics, human-animal connections, post-structural criminology and the work of Deleuze and Guattari.
- BA(Hons), Melb
- PhD Criminology, Melb
- Deana, L.,Malins, P. (2015). Biopedagogical assemblages: Exploring school drug education in action In: Cultural studies: Critical Methodologies, 15, 398 - 406
- Malins, P. (2011). An ethico-aesthetics of heroin chic: art, cliche and capitalism In: Deleuze and the Body, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom