It is with great excitement and anticipation that I present this special edition of Aussie Criminology, ‘interrogating methodologies’. In this edition we invite scholars to reflect and critically appraise the methodologies, theories, concepts and assumptions implicit in their research design and approach. The purpose of this special edition is to generate candid discussion and debate on some of the methodological approaches commonly adopted within criminological inquiry. In the interests of deeper understanding, we invited scholars to reflect critically, candidly and honestly—without fear of judgement or ridicule—on some of the underlying assumptions implicit in their approaches to studies of crime, criminalisation and criminal justice, most especially in relation to Aboriginal peoples. It is in this spirit of mutual learning and freedom from judgement, that we ask you too, dear reader, to approach the articles of this satirical (and entirely fictitious) special edition.