Dr Joe Clare
PhD (UWA) Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Griffith)

Lecturer

About me

I completed a PhD in Cognitive Psychology at UWA in 2004 and a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University in 2008. Since 2005, I have worked in applied criminology research roles at the UWA Crime Research Centre and Simon Fraser University’s Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies. Between 2010 and 2013, I worked for Surrey Fire Service, BC, Canada, undertaking strategic and operations focused research. From mid-2013 I spent 18-months managing quantitative research for the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council, with a focus on criminal court statistics and research into sentencing. In February 2015 I began working at Murdoch as a Lecturer in Criminology.

Teaching area

I am the Academic Chair for Criminology.

I am also the Unit Coordinator for the following:

  • CRM100 – Introduction to Criminology
  • CRM201 – Policing and Crime Prevention
  • CRM306 – Advanced Criminology
  • CRM539 – Honours Thesis in Criminology

Research areas

I am interested in continuing my research in the following broad areas:

1. Offender and victim decision-making and the connection between Criminology and Cognitive Psychology, with particular emphasis on the longitudinal development of offenders’ domain-specific expertise and the impact of cognitive awareness space on the movements of offenders and victims.

2. Crime prevention and applications of the situational crime prevention framework. I am particularly interested in continuing to examine the relationship between Environmental Criminology, Crime Prevention, Population Health, and Epidemiology. I also want to continue to explore the capacity that Environmental Criminology theory and situational crime prevention have to enhance the design, delivery, and evaluation of targeted fire prevention strategies.

3. Assault victimisation, particularly as captured by victimisation surveys and also focusing on assaults on police officers. My interest in victimisation surveys extends to incorporate the value of small-scale, locally-focused crime and safety surveys in order to inform local crime prevention and community safety policy and practice.

Awards and grants

Professional Awards

  • 2013 — International City Manager’s Award (ICMA) winner of the Program Excellence Award for Community Health and Safety for the Evidence-based fire reduction strategy program.
  • 2011 — Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Community Excellence Award winner for Overall Excellence Award, City of Surrey (where the Surrey Fire Service HomeSafe program formed an individual component of this award).

Academic Awards

  • 2008 — Fay Gale Fellowship 2009.
  • 2007 — Supplementary Travel Grant for New Academic Staff.
  • 2007 — New Travel Grants for Early Career Academic Researchers.
  • 2005 — Supplementary Travel Grant for New Academic Staff.
  • 2004 — Higher Degree by Research Achievements Humanities and Social Sciences Publication Prize (best Postgraduate Student Publication within UWA accepted for publication during 2003).

Grants

  1. Dr Michael Townsley, Assistant Professor Joseph Clare, Associate Professor Gentry White, Understanding how criminals decide where and when to offend, January 2011, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, AUD$221,312 (over four years).
  2. Dr Joseph Clare, Examination of the extent of elder abuse in Western Australia: a qualitative and quantitative investigation of existing agency data, September 2009, Lotterywest Research Grant, AUD$51,219.
  3. Dr Joseph Clare & Ms Anna Ferrante, Changes in burglary behaviour over time : comparing the capacity of developmental criminology theories and cognitive psychology theories to account for life-course variations in burglary behaviour, May 2008, Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Fund, Government of Western Australia, AUD$17,442.
  4. Dr Joseph Clare & Dr Frank Morgan, Analysing the effect of covert mobile CCTV for reducing graffiti vandalism, June 2008, Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Fund, Government of Western Australia, AUD$54,888.
  5. Dr Joseph Clare & Dr Frank Morgan, Review of Assault Public Officer Sentencing, June 2008, Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Fund, Government of Western Australia, AUD$33,229.
  6. Dr Joseph Clare & Dr Frank Morgan, Evaluation of safer CBD – Armadale Jull Street precinct CCTV, June 2008, Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Fund, Government of Western Australia, AUD$30,000.
  7. Prof Allan Borowski, A/Prof Rosemary Sheehan, Prof Peter Camilleri, Asst Prof Morag McArthur, Dr Elizabeth Fernandez, Dr Jane Bolitho, A/Prof Deborah West, Ms Jean Packham, Dr Clare Tilbury, Prof Paul Mazerolle, A/Prof Paul Delfabbro, Dr Andrew Day, Dr Max Travers, Prof Robert White, A/Prof Mike Clare, & Dr Joseph Clare, Challenges, possibilities and future directions: a national assessment of Australia’s Children’s Courts, October 2008, Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, AUD$580,000 (over two years).
  8. Dr Joseph Clare & Dr Frank Morgan, Further investigation of the relationship between survey victimisation and perceptions of criminality: analysis of the 2005 Personal Safety Survey, January 2007, Criminology Research Council, Australian Institute of Criminology, AUD$15,801.
  9. Dr Frank Morgan & Dr Joseph Clare, Dissemination of research findings stealing and burglary, July 2006, Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Fund, Government of Western Australia, AUD$9,100.
  10. Dr Frank Morgan & Dr Joseph Clare, Perth to Mandurah rail link research project, July 2006, Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Fund, Government of Western Australia, AUD$24,400.
  11. Dr Joseph Clare, Does victimisation equal crime? Evaluating the premises underlying the production of current national crime statistics, November 2005, UWA Research Grants Scheme 2006, AUD$15,000.
  12. Dr Lynne Roberts, Associate Professor David Indermaur, Dr Harry Blagg, Dr Joseph Clare, & Winthrop Professor Neil Morgan, WA diversion program – Evaluation framework (POP/STIR/IDP), January 2006, Drug and Alcohol Office, Department of Health Western Australia, AUD$279,892.
  13. Ms Anna Ferrante & Dr Joseph Clare, Research of stealing and stolen goods offences, October 2005, Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Fund, Government of Western Australia, AUD$17,600.

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Spiranovic, C., Clare, J., Bartels, L., Clare, M., & Clare, B. (2015). Aboriginal young people in the Children’s Court of Western Australia: findings from the national assessment of Australian Children’s Courts. University of Western Australia Law Review, 38(1).
  • Clare, M., Clare, B., Black-Blundell, B., Clare, J. (2014). Conceptualising elder abuse: does the label fit? Communities, Children and Families Australia, 8(1), 37-48.
  • Armstrong, J., Clare, J., & Plecas, D. (2014). Monitoring the impact of scenario-based use-of-force simulations on police heart rate: evaluating the Royal Canadian Mounted Police skills refresher program. Western Criminology Review, 15(1), 51-59.
  • Wuschke, K., Clare, J., & Garis, L. (2013). Temporal and geographic clustering of residential structure fires: a theoretical platform for targeted fire prevention. Fire Safety Journal, 62, 3-12.
  • Clare, J., Garis, L., Plecas, D., & Jennings, C. (2012). Reduced frequency and severity of residential fires following delivery of fire prevention education by on-duty fire fighters: cluster randomised controlled study. Journal of Safety Research, 43, 123-128.
  • Park, A., Clare, J., Spicer, V., Brantingham, P.L., Calvert, T., & Jenion, G. (2012). Examining context-specific perceptions of risk: exploring the utility of “human-in-the-loop” simulation models for criminology. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8(1), 29-47.
  • Clare, J. (2011). Examination of systematic variations in burglars’ domain-specific perceptual and procedural skills. Psychology, Crime and Law, 17(3), 199-214.
  • Clare, J. & Morgan, F. (2009). Factors affecting perceived criminality: evidence from victims of assault. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 376, 1-6.
  • Clare, J., Fernandez, J., & Morgan, F. (2009). Formal evaluation of the impact of barriers and connectors on residential burglars’ macro-level offending location choices. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 42(2), 139-158.
  • Morgan, F., Morgan, V., Clare, J., Valuri, G., Woodman, R., Ferrante, A., Castle, D., & Jablensky, A. (2008). Schizophrenia and offending: area of residence and the impact of social disorganisation and urbanicity. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 365, 1-6.
  • Clare, J., Morgan, F., Ferrante, A., & Blagg, H. (2006). Assessing relative rates of Indigenous Family Violence: using existing quantitative data and a triangulation methodology to identify rural areas in greatest need of additional legal services. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18(1), 170-178.
  • Clare, J. & Lewandowsky, S. (2004). Verbalising facial memory: criterion effects in verbal overshadowing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 30(4), 739-755.

Scholarly Book Chapters

  • Stritzke, W., Lewandowsky, S., Denemark, D., Clare, J., & Morgan, F. (Eds.), (2009). Terrorism and Torture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Spiranovic, C., Clare, J., Clare, M., & Clare, B. (2013). Chapter 9: Youth justice and child protection: the Children’s Court in Western Australia. In A. Borowski & R. Sheehan (Eds.). Australia’s Children’s Courts Today and Tomorrow (pp.143-162). Springer.
  • Morgan, F. & Clare, J. (2011). Chapter 2: The distribution of crime over populations, space and time. In M. Marmo, W. de Lint, & D. Palmer (Eds.). Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology (4th Ed.). Thomson Reuters.
  • Clare, J. & Morgan, F. (2009). Exploring parallels between situational prevention and non-criminological theories for reducing terrorist risk. In J. Freilich, & G. Newman (Eds.), Countering Terrorism through Situational Crime Prevention. Crime Prevention Studies, Vol.25 (pp.207-228). Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.
  • Clare, J. & Morgan, F. (2009). Reducing terrorist risk: integrating jurisdictional and opportunity approaches. In W. Stritzke, S. Lewandowsky, D. Denemark, J. Clare, & F. Morgan (Eds.), Terrorism and Torture: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (pp.325-344). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Full Refereed Conference Publications

  • Brantingham, P.L., Park, A., Frank, R., Clare, J., Wuschke, K., & Vajihollahi, M. (2010). Identifying high-risk crime areas using topology. Long paper published in the proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics: Vancouver, May 2010.

Technical Reports

  • Garis, L., & Clare, J., & Maxim, P. (September, 2015). Illuminating the hazards of residential marijuana grow operations. Working paper, released by the Christina Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), available for download at http://christianregenhardcenter.org/publications.php
  • Clare, J. & Marwood, C., & Byles, D. (April, 2015). Changes to sentencing practice: young adult offenders. Report prepared on behalf of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Clare, J. & Krasnostein, S. (October, 2014). Community correction orders in the higher courts: imposition, duration, and conditions. Report prepared on behalf of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Clare, J. & Fisher, G. (October, 2014). Exploring the relationship between community-based order conditions and reoffending. Report prepared on behalf of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Clare, J., Bathy, Z., Fisher, G., & Ritchie, D. (September, 2014). Calculating the baseline offence median report. Report prepared on behalf of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (August, 2014). A dynamic risk-based framework for fire safety inspection redesign. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Clare, J. & Krasnostein, S., & Marwood, C. (May, 2014). Attachment B – Community correction orders: imposition, duration, and conditions. Report prepared for the Victorian Court of Appeal on behalf of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council, Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (February, 2014). Fire outcomes by general construction type: a retrospective analysis of British Columbia reported fires, Oct 2008 to Oct 2013. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (November, 2013). Fires in the basements of single-detached residential property: a retrospective analysis of British Columbia residential fires reported 2008 to 2013. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (June, 2013). The non-random nature of fire safety inspection compliance: a platform for predicting fire risk. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (June, 2013). Regulatory options to prevent the unsafe use of high-powered hydroponic equipment. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (June, 2013). Cleaning up former drug operations in our residential neighbourhoods: a community-led process for addressing contamination from former residential marihuana grow operations and drug labs. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (January, 2013). What the marihuana for medical purposes regulations overlook: disclosure and remediation of inappropriately used dwellings. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Armstrong, J., Clare, J., Garis, L. (January, 2013). Propane-fuelled vehicles and multi-residential building storage risk: examining the frequency of propane-fuelled structure and vehicle fires. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (January, 2013). Sprinkler systems and residential structure fires: exploring the impact of sprinklers for life safety and fire spread. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Clare, J. & Wuschke, K. (December, 2012). Towards developing a Canadian national law enforcement strategy to combat gun crime and illicit firearms trafficking by examining best practices: research paper. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada: Ottawa, ON.
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (August, 2012). Evaluating stakeholder concerns with wood frame buildings and fire risk: a matter before the Ontario legislature – Private Member’s Bill 52, Ontario Forestry Revitalization Act (Height of Wood Frame Buildings), 2012. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (August, 2012). Assessing the safety of smart meter installations in British Columbia: analysis of residential structure fires in BC between July 2010 and June 2012. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Clare, J. & Plecas, D. (May, 2012). A framework for conducting annual community safety audits: an in-house methodology for police departments. Coginta – For Police Reforms and Community Safety, Working Paper No.41, International Police Executive Symposium, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces. Available for download at http://www.coginta.org/uploads/documents/ef905bf2984dff68da93a06fa21f2edb87eb9a78.pdf
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (March, 2012). Examining “regular” fire-safety inspections: the missing relationship between timing of inspection and fire outcome. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (January, 2012). Smoke alarms work, but not forever: posing the challenge of adopting multifaceted, sustained, interagency responses to ensuring the presence of a functioning smoke alarm. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Garis, L. & Clare, J. (January, 2012). Sprinkler systems and fire outcomes in multi-residential buildings. Research note, released by the University of the Fraser Valley, available for download at http://www.ufv.ca/cjsr/reports-and-publications/
  • Clare, M., Clare, J., Spiranovic, C., & Clare, B. (August, 2011). An assessment of the Children’s Court in Western Australia: part of a national assessment of Australia’s Children’s Courts. Australian Research Council’s Discovery Projects funding scheme, project number DP0987175.
  • Clare, M., Black Blundell, B., & Clare, J. (April, 2011). Examination of the extent of elder abuse in Western Australia: a qualitative and quantitative investigation of existing agency policy, service responses and recorded data. LotteryWest Research Grant, 8443/20090364. A joint initiative with Advocare Inc., Western Australia.
  • Young, F., Bent, R., Brantingham, P., Brantingham, P., Kinney, B., Clare, J., Frank, R., Guterras, M., Kwan, N., & Gallison, J. (July, 2010). Feasibility study on the development of a policing complexity index: final report. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, BC.
  • Young, F., Bent, R., Brantingham, P., Brantingham, P., Kinney, B., Clare, J., Frank, R., Guterras, M., Kwan, N., & Gallison, J. (March, 2010). Feasibility study on the development of a policing complexity index: interim report. Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, BC.
  • Clare, J., Brantingham, P., Brantingham, P. (March, 2010). Problem-oriented policing approaches to outdoor cannabis growing. Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada: Ottawa, ON.
  • Fernandez, J., Clare, J., & Morgan, F. (January, 2010). Safer CBD – Jull Street precinct CCTV project: pre-CCTV statistical baseline report. Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Grant, Western Australian Office of Crime Prevention.
  • Clare, J., Mann, J., & Morgan, F. (December, 2009). Assault public officer trends in Western Australia report. Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Grant, OCP RDF070708, Western Australian Office of Crime Prevention.
  • Clare, J., Garvey, C.-A., & Morgan, F. (February, 2009). Analysing the effectiveness of covert mobile CCTV cameras for reducing graffiti vandalism – Phase 1 report. Office of Crime Prevention Research and Development Grant, OCP RDF050708, Western Australian Office of Crime Prevention.
  • Clare, J. & Morgan, F. (September, 2008). Victims’ perceptions of the criminality of their assault experiences: Analysis of physical assaults and threats by males captured in the 2005 Personal Safety Survey. Criminology Research Council Grant Final Report, CRC 12/06-07, Australian Institute of Criminology.
  • Ferrante, A. & Clare, J. (February, 2006). “Known” burglars and the stolen goods market in Western Australia: Research Report. Office of Crime Prevention, Attorney General’s Department: Perth.
  • Clare, J., Morgan, F., Ferrante, A., & Blagg, H. (December, 2004). Expansion of family violence prevention legal services program report. Federal Attorney General’s Department: Canberra.