Doctor Michael Kennedy

Doctor Michael Kennedy

Academic Adjunct,
Dean's Unit, School of Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer,
Policing and Criminal Justice

Biography

Since 2000 Michael has been an academic at Western Sydney University. In 2004 Michael became head of programme Bachelor of Policing and remained there until 2014. From 2014 until 2018 Michael was Professor and Manager International Affairs at the Western Sydney College where he was head of programme Maldives Police College ISLES Bachelor Policing Science and he Coordinated and Delivering Bach Police Studies. In 2018 Michael returned to The Western Sydney Uni School of Social Science Policing /Criminology programme as Senior Lecturer. He is the author of The Police: Means, Ends and the Rule of Law, which is Marxist-Gramscian challenge of class, agency, corruption and reform in ?progressive? analyses of policing.

Between 1978 and 1996 Michael was a detective in the New South Wales Police. During this time Michael worked as a detective at the Bureau of Crime Intelligence, Organised Crime Squad, Major Crime Squad and the NSW State Crime Commission. Michael has also worked in partnership with the Brigade de repression du Proxenetisme and the Brigade du protection des Mineurs in Paris.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Kennedy.

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Social Sciences
  • Policing and Criminal Justice

Contact

Email: M.Kennedy@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 47360 113
Mobile: 0418669584
Location: P.G.12
Penrith (Kingswood)

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Publications

Books

  • Birch, P., Kennedy, M. and Kruger, E. (2021), 'Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice', : Routledge 9780367464660.
  • Kennedy, M. (2008), 'The Police: Means Ends and the Rule of Law', : VDM 9783639082142.

Chapters in Books

  • Birch, P., Vickers, M., Galovic, S. and Kennedy, M. (2022), 'Cultivating well-being among police officers : examining challenges in the workplace', Police Behavior, Hiring, and Crime Fighting: An International View, Routledge 9780367497156.
  • Craven, R., Marsh, H., Ryan, R., Atkins, P., Dicke, T., Guo, J., Gallagher, P., Van Zanden, B., Kennedy, M. and Birch, P. (2021), 'A critical social justice issue of our time : enabling police wellbeing', Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice, Routledge 9780367464660.
  • Moylan, K., Veljanova, I., Kennedy, M. and Birch, P. (2021), 'Australian police officers and international policing practice', Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice, Routledge 9780367464660.
  • Beckley, A. and Kennedy, M. (2021), 'Ethics and police practice', Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice, Routledge 9780367464660.
  • Birch, P., Kennedy, M. and Kruger, E. (2021), 'Examining Australian policing in the 21st century', Australian Policing: Critical Issues in 21st Century Police Practice, Routledge 9780367464660.
  • Kennedy, M. (2001), 'Systems Bullying (The Police)', Bullying, Federation Press 1862873925.
  • Kennedy, M. (2000), 'Arabic-speaking young people, the police and the media', The Other Sydney: Communities, Identities and Inequalities in Western Sydney, Common Ground Publishing 1863350179.

Journal Articles

  • Kennedy, M. and Birch, P. (2020), 'Reflecting on outcome-based education for human services program in higher education : a policing degree case study', Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, vol 6, no 2 , pp 111 - 122.
  • Cubitt, T., Wooden, K., Kruger, E. and Kennedy, M. (2020), 'A predictive model for serious police misconduct by variation of the theory of planned behaviour', Journal of Forensic Practice, vol 22, no 4 , pp 251 - 263.
  • Kennedy, M. and Birch, P. (2018), 'Changing the perception of police culture : recognising masculinity diversity and difference in a 'dirty hands' vocation', Journal of Forensic Practice, vol 20, no 1 , pp 54 - 57.
  • Birch, P., Vickers, M., Kennedy, M. and Galovic, S. (2017), 'Wellbeing, occupational justice and police practice : an "affirming environment"?', Police Practice and Research, vol 18, no 1 , pp 26 - 36.
  • Dunn, K., Atie, R., Kennedy, M., Ali, J., O'Reilly, J. and Rogerson, L. (2016), 'Can you use community policing for counter terrorism? : evidence from NSW, Australia', Police Practice and Research, vol 17, no 3 , pp 196 - 211.
  • Vickers, M., Birch, P., Gallovic, S. and Kennedy, M. (2016), 'The Panopticon effect : the surveillance of police officers', Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, vol 2, no 1 , pp 28 - 39.
  • Galovic, S., Birch, P., Vickers, M. and Kennedy, M. (2016), 'Procedural justice and frontline policing : the effects of the police complaints system', The Journal of Forensic Practice, vol 18, no 3 , pp 170 - 181.
  • Onnudottir, H., Possamai, A., Turner, B. and Kennedy, M. (2013), 'Australian Aboriginal Muslims in prison', Journal of Intercultural Studies, vol 34, no 3 , pp 280 - 294.
  • Porter, G. and Kennedy, M. (2012), 'Photographic truth and evidence', Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol 44, no 2 , pp 183 - 192.
  • Kennedy, M. (2010), 'The overlook', Civil Liberty, vol 221, no Jun. , pp 14 - 17.
  • Kennedy, M. (2010), 'Rule of law or rule by fear?', Civil Liberty, vol 220, no Mar. , pp 12 - 14.
  • Kennedy, M. (2009), 'The unvarnished truth', Civil Liberty, vol 219, no Dec. , pp 20 - 21.
  • Kennedy, M. (2009), 'Civil liberties and civil behaviour', Civil Liberty, vol 217, no Jun. , pp 20 - 21.
  • Kennedy, M. (2009), 'The dysfunctional family', Civil Liberty, vol 216, no Mar. , pp 18 - 20.
  • Kennedy, M. and McQueen, K. (2007), 'Assisting the police to do their job? Liberal - progressives and the hegemonic construction of police corruption in New South Wales', IPES Working Paper Series, , no 5 .

Other Publications

  • 2014, 'May the Force be With You: Furthering Fresh Futures for NSW Police Psychological Strengths, Wellbeing and Retention', Report
  • 2012, 'Evaluating the Community Effects of the NSW Police Counter-Radicalisation Community Engagement Model', Report

Michael's research interests are Ethics, Police Professionaisation, Policing Education, the Politics of Policing.

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Previous Projects

Title: Resilience and the NSW Police Community Engaged Counter-Radicalisation Model
Funder:
  • NSW Police Force
Western Researchers: Michael Kennedy, Kevin Dunn and Jan Ali
Years: 2013-06-26 - 2016-12-31
ID: P00021376
Title: Reducing Violence in Groups (RVG) - Phase 1: School Anti-Bullying Program
Funder:
  • NSW Police Force
Western Researchers: Rhonda Craven, Alexander Yeung, Marjorie Seaton and Michael Kennedy
Years: 2011-04-12 - 2013-02-28
ID: P00020153
Title: Effects of the NSWPS Counter-Radicalisation Community Engagement Model
Funder:
  • NSW Police Force
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Michael Kennedy, Kevin Dunn and Jan Ali
Years: 2010-09-13 - 2011-09-12
ID: P00018730

Supervision

Doctor Kennedy is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Pathways of Child Poly-Victimisation: A Study of Repeat Victimisation of Female Children Reported to NSW Police for Child Abuse Matters
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Human Rights and Global Policing in an Australian Context
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Examining the efficacy of the Child Protection (Offenders Registration) Act 2000
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Pathways of Child Poly-Victimisation: A Study of Repeat Victimisation of Female Children Reported to NSW Police for Child Abuse Matters
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: "With us or Against us?" Hegemony and Ideology within American Comic Books 2001-2007
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Inclusion capital theory: a constructivist grounded theory of difference and diversity in the New South Wales Police Force
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Policy Studies; Sociology; Police Studies
Thesis Title: Examining human rights and ethical practice in Australian policing: A New South Wales Case Study
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture; Police Studies
Thesis Title: A Critical Examination of Australian Police Peacekeepers Navigating Ethics, Human Rights, Structure, and Agency in Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands
Field of Research: Other Society And Culture
Thesis Title: Examining Police Diversionary Schemes with Young People and Evaluating Implication for Police-Youth Relations and Youth Crime
Field of Research:

Media

Title: The Law Show Tim Brunero. Strip Searching
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Title: The Law Show Tim Brunero. Strip Searching
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Title: Nightlife featuring Australia jihadis
Description: ABC Nightlife
Title: Nightlife featuring Australia jihadis
Description: ABC Nightlife
Title: Sydney siege inquest findings
Description: 2GB
Title: Sydney siege inquest findings
Description: 2GB
Title: The untouchables: crime fighters let gangsters take the money and run
Description: SMH
Title: The untouchables: crime fighters let gangsters take the money and run
Description: SMH
Title: A great divide takes some understanding
Description: SMH
Title: Alarming divisions in NSW Police revealed in inquiry over bugging scandal
Description: SMH
Title: Police Work: Crimes Against Community
Description: BridgesToHigherEd
Title: Terror accused Isaac el Matari allegedly bought plane ticket from Flight Centre
Description: 7 New.com
Title: How Prisoners Are Being Used To Help Fight Bushfires
Description: 10daily
Title: How Prisoners Are Being Used To Help Fight Bushfires
Description: 2GB
Title: POLICE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE ON THE MOVE IN NSW?
Description: 2SER Radio
Title: $500 million drug seizure will not make one iota of difference on Sydney streets
Description: New Centre WSU
Title: Whose responsibility?
Description: Redwatch
Title: Exclusive: NSW police nets almost $13 million in seven months for hiring out off-duty officers
Description: SBS
Title: POLICING AND CIVIL RIGHTS SINCE THE NSW POLICE ROYAL COMMISSION
Description: University of Western Sydney Law Review
Title: Deaths herald darkest days of police career: expert
Description: ABC Radio
Title: Burglars and murderers most likely to strike at night
Description: Daily Telegraph
Title: CORRUPT PAYMENTS...
Description: Police Leaks Australia
Title: Water Cooler Conversation: unsolved murder
Description: ABC Radio
Title: Being a detective
Description: ABC Radio
Title: Comanchero gang aren???t as big as they think they are, Australian law and order expert says
Description: TVNZ
Title: Fears crack down on gang violence could backfire
Description: Newstalk ZB
Title: Mentor of alleged Islamic State member insists he tried to ???steer him in the right direction???
Description: 2GB

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