Neighbourhood ecology of crime
Immigration and ethnicity
Domestic and family violence
Fear of crime
Consequences of victimisation
Kathryn's research focus is urban criminology and the neighbourhood ecology of crime. In particular, her work focuses on hate crime and the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on social relationships, cohesion and sense of belonging over time. She also has a research interest in family and domestic violence, with a strong focus on the geospatial distribution of offences and the consequences of victimisation. Kathryn has an interest in quantitative methodology, and extending new statistical techniques in other fields into criminological research.
Kathryn Benier's Articles
The so-called Moomba 'riot' and subsequent media sensationalism has had a detrimental effect on young South Sudanese in Victoria.
The legacy of the Moomba 'riot'
Missing from the debate about "ethnic gangs" are the voices of young people from the South Sudanese community.