Dr Michael Kennedy

Dr Michael Kennedy is Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney, in the School of Social Sciences within the College of Arts.

Michael holds a PhD from the University of Western Sydney:   ‘Progressing Towards Conservatism: A Gramscian Challenge to the Conceptualisation of Class, Agency, Corruption and Reform in ‘Progressive’ Analyses of Policing’.

Prior to his academic work Michael was a detective in The New South Wales Police Service for almost 20 years with expertise in the investigation of organised crime, child protection, major crime and The Bureau of Crime Intelligence.

A past committee member on the New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties, Michael has prepared and delivered submissions to a number of inquiries related to criminal justice and civil rights.

Consulting to the drama industry, Michael has worked with drama writing teams includingKnapman Wyld Television as Crime Consultant for "White Collar Blue",  the multi-award winning ABC adult drama "Wildside", produced by Gannon Jenkins Television, .

Michael continues to research and write for the film and television industry and is a guest lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney and the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

Academic and research focus has been on law and order, criminal justice, bullying and minority/ethnic groups.

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