Dr Emily Moir | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Emily Moir

PhD (Crim) Griff, BCCJ (Hons) Griff

  • Lecturer in Criminology and Justice
  • School of Law and Society
+61 7 5456 3147
Office location
Moreton Bay
Emily Moir

Emily Moir is a lecturer in Criminology and Justice. Emily is an environmental criminologist and crime analyst who is interested in how certain environments and situations enable opportunities for crime. Her research focuses on guardianship and citizen-led crime control, exploring how regular people not involved in law enforcement and the criminal justice system can help to detect, respond to, and prevent crime. She has applied this work across a range of crime types including burglary and property crime, elder abuse, workplace exploitation, and parole and probation reoffending. Emily has consulted with a variety of state and local agencies on projects related to community safety and crime trends and project evaluation.

Emily is on the Editorial Board for Security Journal and on the Committee of Management for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Professional Memberships 

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis
  • American Society of Criminology – Division of Community and Place
  • Security Journal Editorial Board


  • Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, 2020
  • Letter of Recognition for Outstanding Student Satisfaction Ratings (100%), Griffith University 2017

Professional Social Media

Research grants

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UniSC Launch Partnership

Kristen Tulloch, Emily Moir, Andrew Wood, Kate Mulgrew



PUSH! Evaluating a Skills-Based Positive Psychology Program for At-Risk Young People

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Emily Moir, Tim Prenzler, Susan Rayment-McHugh, Natalee Cairns



Nambour Community Safety Review: Phase 2

Queensland Police Service

Emily Moir,  Kelly Hine, Susan Rayment-McHugh,  Nadine McKillop



I live my life…without a knife Evaluation


Queensland Police Service

Susan Rayment-McHugh, Emily Moir



Evaluation of theJTYouGotThis’ Program

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Timothy Prenzler, Susan Rayment-McHugh, Emily Moir



Nambour Crime and Safety Review

The City of Gold Coast

David Bartlett, Emily Moir, Shannon Walding



Gold Coast City Crime Profile

Queensland Police Service

Jacqueline Drew, Emily Moir



Evaluating the Effectiveness of Police Operations: An Analysis of a Focused Police Intervention in the Moreton District


Gold Coast City Council


David Bartlett, Simon Little, Emily Moir, Geoff Dean



Gold Coast City Council Precinct Safety Management Plans


Queensland Police Service

Natasha Madon, Emily Moir



Evaluation of the Queensland Police Service’s ‘Cherbourg Junior Police Rangers Program’


Research areas

  • Citizen-led crime prevention and community safety
  • Environmental criminology and crime analysis
  • Problem-oriented policing
  • Burglary prevention
  • Elder abuse

Teaching areas

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Introduction to Cybercrime
  • Justice and the Australian Legal System
  • Punishment and Corrections

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