Joseph's studies in crime and justice led him to conduct research into the issues of wrongful conviction and how they affect people based on race, class, gender and age.
RMIT’s Master of Justice and Criminology is very versatile, catering for interests including policing, intelligence, research and policy. I highly recommend it.
"I have long been interested in the nature and extent of crime, the sociology and politics and how the criminal justice system impacts particular social groups within society.
"During my studies, I had the opportunity to participate in a research project and placement with The Bridge of Hope Innocence Initiative at RMIT, which recruits student teams to investigate potential cases of wrongful conviction. This experience inspired me to write a research paper about the issue of wrongful conviction and how it affects members of socially marginalised communities, specifically focusing on Indigenous people.
"I believe that research is essential to informing practice and policy, and providing insight into flaws within our criminal justice system. In future, I hope to undertake a PhD, studying the nature and extent of wrongful conviction in Australia."