Associate Professor Alyce   McGovern
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Alyce McGovern

PhD, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching, UNSW Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) Honours First Class, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Law & Justice
Sch of Law Society&Criminology

Dr Alyce McGovern is an Associate Professor in Criminology in the School of Law, Society and Criminology, Faculty of Law and Justice, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. She has researched widely in the area of crime and media, including police-media relations, police use of social media, young people and sexting, and craftivism. She is the co-author of Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications (2013 with Lee, Routledge), Sexting and Young People (2015 with Crofts, Lee and Milivojevic, Palgrave) and author of Craftivism and Yarn Bombing: A Criminological Exploration ( 2019 Palgrave). In 2015 Alyce guest edited the Current Issues in Criminal Justice journal's Special Issue on Crime, Media and New Technologies.

Phone
+61 (2) 90651207
Location
Room 329, Level 3, Law Building

Publications

  • Books | 2019
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2019, Craftivism and Yarn Bombing A Criminological Exploration, Palgrave Pivot, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-57991-1
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Fishwick E; McGovern A, 2019, 'In Stitches: Crafting, Crime, Harm and Justice', in Mandell H (ed.), Crafting Dissent Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 263 - 277, https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538118399/Crafting-Dissent-Handicraft-as-Protest-from-the-American-Revolution-to-the-Pussyhats
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A; Lee M, 2018, 'A Sexting ‘Panic’? What We Learn from Media Coverage of Sexting Incidents', in Sexting, Springer International Publishing, pp. 99 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71882-8_7
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Crofts T; Lee M; McGovern A; Milivojevic S, 2018, 'Sexting pleasures: Young people, fun, flirtation, and child pornography', in Grealy L; Driscoll C; Hickey-Moody A (ed.), Youth, technology, governance, experience: Adults understanding young people, edn. Youth, young adulthood and society series, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781351112673
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2018, 'Policing, Performance Indicators and Fear of Crime', in Lee M; Mythen G (ed.), The Routledge International Handbook on Fear of Crime, Routledge, Milton Park, pp. 299 - 311, https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-International-Handbook-on-Fear-of-Crime/Lee-Mythen/p/book/9781138120334
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A; Lee M, 2018, ''A sexting 'panic'? What we learn from media coverage of sexting incidents', in Walrave M; Van Ouytsel J; Ponnet K; Temple J (ed.), Sexting: Motives and risks in online sexual self-presentation., edn. Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology, Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71882-8
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern AM; Phillips ND, 2017, 'Police, Media, and Popular Culture', in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.279
    Books | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Crofts T; Lee M; McGovern A; Milivojevic S, 2015, Sexting and Young People, Palgrave Macmillan, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137392817
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern AM, 2014, 'Police-Citizen Interaction on Social Media', in Arrigo BA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, Sage Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book240470?subject=900&fs=1#tabview=title
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern AM, 2014, 'Media and Crime', in Arrigo BA (ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, Sage Publications Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book240470?subject=900&fs=1#tabview=title
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern AM, 2014, 'Police communication: The uncertain logic of risk', in Deodatis G; Ellingwood BR; Frangopol DM (ed.), Safety, Reliability, Risk and Life-Cycle Performance of Structures and Infrastructures, CRC Press, Columbia University, New York, US, pp. 119 - 124, http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781138000865
    Books | 2013
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2013, Policing and Media, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203095997
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2013, 'Image Work(s): The New Police (Popularity) Culture', in Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 120 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137008695_8
    Books | 2013
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2013, Policing and the Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications, 1st, Routledge, London, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415632133/
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A; Lee M, 2012, 'Police Communications in the Social Media Age', in Keyzer P; Johnston J; Pearson M (ed.), The Courts and the Media: Challenges in The Era of Digital and Social Media, edn. 1st, Halstead Press, Ultimo, pp. 162 - 176, http://halsteadpress.com.au/site/?page_id=108/http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/164861143?selectedversion=NBD49013888%20(copyright%20info%20available)
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2012, 'Image Work(s): 'Simulated Policing' and the New Police (Popularity) Culture', in Carrington K; Ball M; O'Brien E; Tauri J (ed.), Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: International Perspectives, edn. 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK, pp. 120 - 132, http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=571640%20(copyright%20info%20available)
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Wise J; McGovern A, 2012, 'Crime Time: The Rise of Police Programming on Television', in Jones C; Barclay E; Mawby R (ed.), The Problem of Pleasure: leisure, tourism and crime, edn. 1, Willan, London, pp. 20 - 31
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2011, 'Negotiating access to the NSW Police Force Media Unit: A personal research experience', in Bartels L; Richards K (ed.), Qualitative criminology: stories from the field, edn. Original, Federation Press, Australia, pp. 51 - 59, http://www.lawbooks.com.au/book/qualitative-criminology-stories-from-the-field.do
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Fitzpatrick T; McGovern A, 2021, 'Home, Health and Power: Exploring Experiences of and Responses to the Pandemic through the Global @covid19quilt Project', The Polish Journal of Aesthetics, vol. 61, pp. 43 - 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.19205/61.21.3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Wood MA; McGovern A, 2020, 'Memetic copaganda: Understanding the humorous turn in police image work', Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal, pp. 174165902095345 - 174165902095345, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1741659020953452
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Milivojevic S; Lee M; Crofts T; McGovern A, 2018, '‘A Sneaky Bit of Stalking’: Young People, Social Network Sites, and Practices of Online Surveillance', Temida, vol. 21, pp. 181 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.2298/TEM1802181M
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern AM; Crofts T; Lee M; Milivojevic S, 2016, 'Media, legal and young people’s discourses around sexting', Global Studies of Childhood, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2043610616676028
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2016, 'Logics of risk: police communications in an age of uncertainty', Journal of Risk Research, vol. 19, pp. 1291 - 1302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13669877.2015.1115423
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2015, 'Crime, Media and New Technologies', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 27, pp. 137 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10345329.2015.12036037
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Ellis JR; McGovern AM, 2015, 'The end of symbiosis? Australian police-media relations in the digital age', Policing and Society: an international journal of research and policy, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2015.1016942
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2015, 'Anita Lam (2014) Making Crime Television: Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge.', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 4, pp. 150 - 152, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v4i4.269
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; Crofts T; McGovern AM; Milivojevic S, 2015, 'Sexting among young people: Perceptions and practices', Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, pp. 1 - 9, http://aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/501-520/tandi508.html
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern AM; Wise J; Wise N, 2015, ''When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die': Concepts of justice in George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire', Media & Arts Law Review, vol. 20, pp. 1 - 13
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Bartels L; McGovern AM; Richards K, 2014, 'Degrees of difference? A preliminary study of criminology degrees at Australian universities', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. Published online before print April 2, 2014, pp. 1 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865814523437
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Milivojevic S; McGovern AM, 2014, 'The Death of Jill Meagher: Crime and Punishment on Social Media', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 3, pp. 22 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v3i2.144
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; Crofts T; Salter M; Milivojevic S; McGovern A, 2013, ''Let’s Get Sexting’: Risk, Power, Sex and Criminalisation in the Moral Domain', The International Journal for Crime and Justice, vol. 2, pp. 35 - 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v2i1.89
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2013, 'Procedural Justice and Simulated Policing: The Medium and the Message', Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, vol. 8, pp. 166 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18335330.2013.821736
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Johnston J; McGovern A, 2013, 'Communicating Justice: A Comparison of Courts and Police Use of Contemporary Media', International Journal of Communication, vol. 7, pp. 1667 - 1687, http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/2029/960
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2012, 'Force to Sell: Policing the Image and Manufacturing Public Confidence', Policing and Society, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 22, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2011.647913
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A; Lee M, 2010, '“Cop[ying] it Sweet”: Police Media Units and the Making of News', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 43, pp. 444 - 464, http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/acri.43.3.444
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A; Wise J; Fitz-Gibbon K; Grewcock M, 2010, 'Reviews', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 43, pp. 175 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/acri.43.1.175
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2010, 'Review- State Power Crime', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 43, pp. 182 - 185
  • Reports | 2018
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Innes M; Innes H; Dobreva D; Chermak S; Huey L; McGovern A, 2018, From Minutes to Months: A rapid evidence assessment of the impact of media and social media during and after terror events., Crime and Security Research Institute, Cardiff University, Cardiff, https://crimeandsecurity.org/feed/minutestomonths
    Reports | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; Crofts T; McGovern AM; Milivojevic S, 2015, Grant 53/11-12: Sexting and young people: Perceptions, practices, policy and law, Criminology Research Grants program, Australian Institute of Criminology, 53/11-12, http://crg.aic.gov.au/reports/201516.html#1112-53
    Reports | 2012
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Weber L; Wilson A; Wise J; McGovern A, 2012, Policing migration in Australia : an examination of onshore migration policing networks, Australian Research Council, Canberra, DP0774554
  • Creative Works (non-textual) | 2018
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A; Fishwick E, 2018, #UDHR Quilt project, #UDHR Quilt project, Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House, 18 King George Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, 24 October 2018 - 24 April 2018, at: https://www.moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/udhr-quilt-project/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Albury K; Bliemel MJ; Fletcher C; McGovern A; Jacqui P, 2016, 'Innovation and entrepreneurship in the contemporary Australian media landscape: implications for university teaching and workforce development.', in ANZCA 2016 Proceedings, Australia New Zealand Communication Association, Newcastle, NSW, presented at Australia New Zealand Communication Association, Newcastle, NSW, 05 July 2016 - 08 July 2016, https://anzca2016.com/program/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Wearing MJ; McGovern A; Melville R; Riley A, 2016, 'Will counter-advertising on social media change young women’s use of alcohol?: Stakeholder’s Interests and Alcohol Consumption of Female University Students', in Will counter-advertising on social media change young women’s use of alcohol?: Stakeholder’s Interests and Alcohol Consumption of Female University Students, Public Policy Network Conference, UNSW City Campus, presented at Public Policy Network Conference, UNSW City Campus, 27 January 2016 - 29 January 2016
    Other | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Carrington K; Scott J (ed.), 2015, Book review: Anita Lam (2014) ‘Making Crime Television: Producing Entertaining Representations of Crime for Television Broadcast’, Queensland Uuniversity of Technology, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v3i2.269
    Other | 2015
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern AM (ed.), 2015, Introduction to Special Issue: Crime, media and new technologies, The University of Sydney, http://sydney.edu.au/law/criminology/journal/27_02.shtml
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    Lee M; McGovern A, 2011, 'Image Work(s): “Simulated Policing” and the New Police (Popularity) Culture', in Conference Proceedings Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: An International Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 100 - 117, presented at QUT Crime and Democracy Conference, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 26 September 2011 - 28 September 2011, http://www.crimejusticeconference.com/
    Conference Posters | 2011
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, (ed.), 2011, 'Using Blogs to Explore Crime in the Media', Kensington, pp. 31 - 32, presented at Assessment: Feedback and Beyond Learning and Teaching Forum September 2011, University of NSW, Kensington, 16 September 2011 - , http://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forum-september-2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2010, 'Tweeting the News: Criminal Justice Agencies and their Use of Social Networking Sites', in The Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference Proceedings 2010, Sydney Institute of Criminology, Sydney, pp. 1 - 6, presented at Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney Institute of Criminology (University of Sydney) and the School of Social Sciences (University of Western Sydney), 01 July 2010 - 02 July 2010, http://hdl.handle.net/2123/7378
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Associate Professor Alyce McGovern
    McGovern A, 2009, 'The Best Police Force Money Can Buy: The Rise of Police PR Work', in Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009 Proceedings, Criminology, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Melbourne, presented at 3rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Monash University, Victoria, 08 July 2009 - 09 July 2009, http://arts.monash.edu.au/criminology/c3-conference-proceedings/anz-critical-criminology-

Awards

2017 UNSW Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence

Grants

Awarded 2018 - Research on the role of media in CRV/CVE - Public Safety Canada

Awarded 2011 - Sexting and Young People: Perceptions, Practices, Policy and Law - Criminology Research Council, Australian Institute of Criminology

Media