Professor Matthew Manning

B.Com (Economics), MA Crim (Hons), PhD
Professor
College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Criminology 1602
  • Causes And Prevention Of Crime 160201
  • Criminological Theories 160204
  • Applied Economics 1402

Biography

Professor Manning is a criminological economist and future crime scholar. As well as forecasting how new technologies can be exploited by criminals, Professor Manning studies which policing strategies really work. As a future crime scholar he is committed to advancing knowledge about: (1) why individuals commit future crimes; (2) the processes that can be adopted to make committing future crimes more difficult, riskier and less rewarding; and (3) the tools that assist government and industry in making strategic economic decisions that create efficiency and enhance return on investment. His work in this area has contributed to the development of theories for identifying where and how individuals commit these forms of crime, processes that minimise insider threat, and tools that provide economic evidence that assist in policy decision making. Professor Manning has published approximately 150 publications in high ranking journals and books, has approximately 2600+ citations and a H-Index of 23.

Researcher's projects

Current projects as lead CI

Cryptocurrency Fraud and Money Laundering, funded by Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

Smart Cost-Benefit Tools, funded by Research School of Computer Science ANU, Centre for Social Research and Methods ANU and the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London

Imputing missing values using AI, funded by Research School of Computer Science ANU, Centre for Social Research and Methods ANU and the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science, University College London

Metropolitan Police Ring Doorbell Evaluation - collaborative project with University College London

Cost of Medications in Blood Cancer - collaborative project with Canberra Hospital and John Curtin School of Medical Research, funded by philanthropy and Centre for Social Research and Methods ANU

Sample of completed projects

2021

Creating pathways to child wellbeing in disadvantaged communities, funded through ARC Linkage grant (LP170100480)

Economic Support and Reporting APP (ESRT) - ESRT is being developed to assist members of community coalitions (including government) to develop economic evidence around programs and interventions that support children and families, funded by Department of Human Services Australia)

SafeHome Program Evaluation: Evaluation of an Australian-based home burglary prevention program, funded by Justice and Community Safety Directorate Australian Capital Territory)

2020

Economic analysis of the CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing, funded by Australian Research Council

Development of a flexible smart criminal justice cost-benefit tool: Does crime prevention pay? funded by Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) Cross-College grant and the Jill Dando Institute Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London

2019

Systematic review of studies examining the price elasticity of demand for illicit drugs, funded by Australian Institute of Criminology

2018

Review and guidelines on best practice to reduce the risks of re-offending for adult offenders, funded by Housing Plus Australia

2017

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of a Justice Reinvestment approach in Cowra NSW, funded by Lowitja Institute and New South Wales Department of Justice

Economic analysis of the CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing, funded by Griffith University.

2016

CREATE-ing Pathways to Child Wellbeing in Disadvantaged Communities, funded by Department of Social Services Australia

Review of the NSW Treasury project: Estimating criminal justice system marginal costs – NSW Police, courts and corrections, funded by NSW Treasury and the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

2015

Determining the cost of alcohol to law enforcement, funded by National Drug and Law Enforcement Research Fund.

2014

Evaluation, Aboriginal Children and Family Justice Project, funded by Jesuit Social Services, Victoria.

An analysis of the impact of arrest with other processes on crime rates and recidivism in New South Wales, funded by NSW Police and the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Creating conditions for collective impact: Transforming the child serving system in disadvantaged communities, additional funding from Children's Health Queensland.

Creating conditions for collective impact: Transforming the child serving system in disadvantaged communities, additional funding from Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Creating conditions for collective impact: Transforming the child serving system in disadvantaged communities, additional funding from Benevolent Society.

2013

The cost of alcohol misuse to New South Wales government services Sydney, funded by New South Wales Audit Office.

Creating conditions for collective impact: Transforming the child serving system in disadvantaged communities, funded through Australian Research Council Linkage grant

University consortium for evidence-based crime reduction. Economic and Social Research Council, funded through Economic Social Research Council UK – leading economics component.

2012

Do teacher's education levels matter? Establishing an understanding of quality of care and education funded kindergarten programs, funded by Griffith University.

Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Logan Beenleigh Young Person Project: The Next Step (TNS), funded by Department of Communities Evidence and Modelling Unit.

A betterment cost-benefit framework and methodology, funded by Federal Attorney General's Department.

2010

The costs of developmental prevention, funded by Griffith University.

Economic returns of early intervention, funded by Griffith University, Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

2009

Reducing the methamphetamine problem in Australia: Evaluating innovative partnerships between police, pharmacies and other third parties, funded by National Drug Law Enforcement Research Fund.

Systematic review of procedural justice (SS13), funded by National Policing Improvement (NPIA) UK.

Systematic review of serious crime investigations (SS21), funded by National Policing Improvement (NPIA) UK.

Meta-analytic review of Legitimacy in Policing, funded by National Policing Improvement (NPIA), Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy UK.

Current student projects

Current PhD students

1. Nada Jevtovic - Patterns and Predictable Practices: Investigating Activities involved in Procedures of Money Laundering in Australia.

2. Wing Shan IP, Melody - Dynamics of risk factors of protest violence in Hong Kong

Recently graduated PhD students

1.Tsz Wah Wong - A Multi-criteria Framework to Analyze Drug Policies on Illicit Psychoactive     Drug Abuse among Adolescence: A Comparison of Australia and Hong Kong.

2. Margarita Vorsina - The economic roots of terrorism.

3. Dae Woon Kim - Policing private security: A comparative study of security industry regulation in New South Wales and Queensland.

4. Do Trung Nguyen- Critical success factors for PPPs transport infrastructure in Vietnam.

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