Professor Broadhurst is Professor of Criminology, Department of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University.
He was founding fellow of the Hong Kong Centre for Criminology and foundation editor of the Asian Journal of Criminology.
His 40-year career as a practitioner and researcher has included work in prisons, research in remote area public health, and research into homicide. He has led research on crime victims in Cambodia and China and has contributed widely to the field of criminology in Australia and Asia.
He directs the ANU Cybercrime Observatory. Recent books include Business and the risk of crime in China (ANU Press 2011), Policing in context (Oxford University Press 2009) and Violence and the civilizing process in Cambodia (Cambridge University Press 2015).