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Moses Faleolo

Moses is Samoan born in New Zealand, a former youth justice social worker turned academic and gang researcher. He is a registered social worker and his PhD is the only one of its kind. His work gained national recognition appearing on TV, radio, and print media interviews in New Zealand.

He is currently leading a small team charged with building a new theory in criminology called, “Pacific Criminology”. Part of this activity, he co-organised the world’s first Pacific Criminology Symposium in 2022 and in 2024, he was the co-Editor-in-Chief that put together a Special Issue international journal Pacific Criminology publication. He recently received The Indigenous Justice award from the Australia New Zealand Society of Criminology organisation for his work on getting Pacific Criminology off the ground. He has published, been invited to present at conferences, and reviewed articles numerous times.

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