Ross Homel is Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith. He is a former Vice-President of the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Professor Homel has published approximately 200 books, edited volumes, peer-reviewed papers, chapters, and high impact government reports. He has won many awards for his research on the prevention of crime, violence and injuries and the promotion of positive development and wellbeing for children and young people in socially disadvantaged communities. In 2008 he was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) “for service to education, particularly in the field of criminology, through research into the causes of crime, early intervention and prevention methods.” In 2010 he received the Sellin-Glueck Award from the American Society of Criminology for criminological scholarship outside the United States.