Dr Duncan Chappell

BA LLB (Hons) UTAS PhD Camb
Honorary Professor

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0200

Biographical details

Duncan Chappell, a lawyer and criminologist, is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, and a Conjoint Professor in the School of Psychiatry at the University of NSW. He is also the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Australian Research Council’s Center of Excellence in Policing and Security. A past President of the NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal; a former Deputy President of the Federal Administrative Appeals Tribunal; and a former Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology he has also held senior academic posts in Australia, Canada and the US, and has been a consultant to government and international bodies including the UN, ILO and Commonwealth. Duncan Chappell has researched and published widely on a range of crime and criminal justice topics, including art crime and trafficking in cultural property. Among his most recent publications on this subject is a book, Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property (2011) published by Springer, New York, and co-edited with Stefano Manacorda of the University of Paris. Duncan Chappell is at present involved in a research project examining patterns of illicit trafficking in cultural property in the South East Asian region with a particular emphasis on Vietnam.

Research interests

  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • Criminal Law
  • Occupational Violence
  • Comparative Policing
  • Sentencing

Teaching and supervision

  • Mental Health Law and Policy

Selected grants

2011

  • Reducing Impulsive Behaviour in Repeat Violent Offenders Using a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (Zoloft); Gebski V, Keech A, Chappell D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Chappell, D., Di Martino, V. (2006). Violence at Work (3rd edition). Geneva: International Labour Organization.
  • Rogers, K., Chappell, D. (2003). Preventing and Responding to Violence at Work. UK: International Labour Organization.

Edited Books

  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2014). Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives. Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D. (2013). Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives. Florida, United States: CRC Press.
  • Chappell, D. (2012). Police Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Global Challenges. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Chappell, D., Manacorda, S. (2011). Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property. New York: Springer.

Book Chapters

  • Chappell, D. (2016). Shooting, Spanking, Punching and Other Matters: Reflections on the Work and Impact of the National Committee on Violence. In Julie Stubbs, Stephen A. Tomsen (Eds.), Australian Violence: Crime, Criminal Justice and Beyond, (pp. 14-30). Australia: Federation Press.
  • Polk, K., Chappell, D. (2015). Art Theft and Time Limits for Recovery: Do the Facts of the Crime Fit the Limits in Law? In Joris D. Kila, Marc Balcells (Eds.), Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Perspectives and Trends, (pp. 3-19). Leiden: Brill.
  • Huffer, D., Chappell, D. (2015). Local and International Illicit Traffic in Vietnamese Cultural Property: A Preliminary Investigation. In Joris D. Kila, Marc Balcells (Eds.), Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Perspectives and Trends, (pp. 263-291). Leiden: Brill.
  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2015). The Gurlitt Case: German and International Responses to Ownership Rights in Looting Cases. In Joris D. Kila, Marc Balcells (Eds.), Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Perspectives and Trends, (pp. 221-233). Leiden: Brill.
  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2014). Case Studies on Art Fraud: European and Antipodean Perspectives. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 57-77). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2014). Law Enforcement's Still Evolving Role in Art Crime: Some Introductory Remarks. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 1-11). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D., Huffer, D. (2014). Protecting Cultural Heritage: A Review of Some Contemporary Developments in Australia and Near Environs. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 237-254). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2014). The Peculiar Problem of Art Theft. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 37-56). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D. (2013). Community Policing and People with Mental Disorders: Responding to Developing World Challenges in Papua New Guinea. In Duncan Chappell (Eds.), Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives, (pp. 283-292). Florida, United States: CRC Press.
  • Chappell, D. (2012). Foreword. In M. Marmo, W. de Lint and D. Palmer (Eds.), Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology, (pp. v-ix). Pyrmont NSW: Thomson Reuters.
  • Chappell, D. (2012). Introduction: From Sorcery to Stun Guns and Suicide: the Eclectic and Global Challenges of Policing and the Mentally Ill. In Duncan Chappell (Eds.), Police Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Global Challenges, (pp. 1-12). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Chappell, D. (2012). Policing and the Mentally Ill: Local Policing and International Standards. In M de Guzman, A Das and D Das (Eds.), Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally, (pp. 125-139). Florida, USA: CRC Press.
  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2011). Corrupt Practices in the Global Trade in Art and Antiquities. In Adam Graycar and Russell Smith (Eds.), Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption, (pp. 241-254). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Manacorda, S., Chappell, D. (2011). From Cairo to Vienna and Beyond: Contemporary Perspectives on the Dialogue About Protecting Cultural Artefacts from Plunder. In S Manacorda and D Chappell (Eds.), Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property, (pp. 1-15). New York: Springer.
  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2011). Unravelling the "Cordata": Just How Organized Is the International Traffic in Cultural Objects? In S Manacorda and D Chappell (Eds.), Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property, (pp. 99-113). New York: Springer.
  • Chappell, D. (2008). The Mentally Ill Offender. In Katarina Fritzon & Paul Wilson (Eds.), Forensic Psychology and Criminology: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 111-121). Sydney: McGraw Hill.

Journals

  • Chappell, D. (2014). Firearms regulation, violence and the mentally ill: A contemporary Antipodean appraisal. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(4), 399-408. [More Information]
  • Chappell, D., O'Brien, A. (2014). Police responses to persons with a mental illness: International perspectives. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(4), 321-324. [More Information]
  • Huffer, D., Chappell, D. (2014). The mainly nameless and faceless dead: an exploratory study of the illicit traffic in archaeological and ethnographic human remains. Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal, 62(2), 131-153. [More Information]
  • Lo, T., Chappell, D., Kwok, S., Wu, J. (2012). Workplace Violence in Hong Kong, China: Nature, Impact, and Preparedness. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56(6), 955-975. [More Information]
  • Alder, C., Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2011). Frauds and fakes in the Australian aboriginal art market. Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal, 56(2), 189-207. [More Information]
  • Hutchinson, T., Dickson, E., Chappell, D. (2011). Juvenile Justice and Truancy Legislation: The Move Towards Parental Responsibilisation in Queensland. Alternative Law Journal, 36(2), 104-109.
  • Chappell, D. (2010). From Sorcery to Stun Guns and Suicide: The Eclectic and Global Challenges of Policing and The Mentally Ill. Police Practice and Research, 11(4), 289-300. [More Information]
  • Chappell, D. (2010). Victimisation and the Insanity Defence: Coping with Confusion, Conflict and Conciliation. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 17(1), 39-51. [More Information]
  • Chappell, D., Lincoln, R. (2009). ''Shhh..We Can''t Tell You'': An Update on the Naming Prohibition of Young Offenders. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3), 476-484.
  • Chappell, D. (2009). Editorial. Mental Health and the Challenges for OHS: Part 2. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 25(1), 3-6.
  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2009). Fakers and Forgers, Deception and Dishonesty: An Exploration of the Murky World of Art Fraud. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3), 393-412.
  • Anthony, T., Chappell, D. (2009). Police Care for the Mentally Ill: The Restricted Vision of the High Court in Stuart v Kirkland-Veenstra. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21(2), 325-330.
  • Chappell, D. (2008). Editorial. Mental Health and the Challenges for OHS: Part 1. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 24(6), 483-489.
  • Chappell, D. (2007). Abandoning Identity Protection for Juvenile Offenders. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18(3), 481-487.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Chappell, D., Beaupert, F. (2007). Mental Health Tribunals: 'TJ' Implications of Weighing Fairness, Freedom, Protection and Treatment. Journal of Judicial Administration, 17(1), 46-59.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2007). Workplace Violence Risk for Health Care Workers. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 23(2), 153-160.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2007). Workplace Violence: An Overview of Patterns of Risk and the Emotional/Stress Consequences on Targets. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 30(4-5), 327-339. [More Information]
  • Boyd-Caine, T., Chappell, D. (2005). The Forensic Patient Population in New South Wales. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 17(1), 5-29.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2005). Violence in the Workplace. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(7), 346-347.
  • Mayhew, C., McCarthy, P., Chappell, D., Quinlan, M., Barker, M., Sheehan, M. (2004). Measuring the extent of impact from occupational violence and bullying on traumatised workers. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 16(3), 117-134.
  • Chappell, D. (2004). Protecting the Human Rights of the Mentally Ill: Contemporary Challenges for the Australian Criminal Justice System. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 11(1), 13-22.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2003). "Internal" occupational violence (or bullying) in the health care industry. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 19(1), 59-71.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2003). The Occupational Violence Experiences of 400 Australian Health Workers: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 19(6), 3-43.

Edited Journals

  • Chappell, D., O'Brien, A. (2014). International Journal of Law and Psychiatry - Police Responses to Persons with a Mental Illness: International Perspectives. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(4).

Conferences

  • Chappell, D. (2014). Illicit trafficking of cultural heritage in Southeast Asia: Field research notes from Vietnam. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) 2014 - Testing the Edges: Challenging Criminology, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Chappell, D. (2011). Does the Mafia Collect Art? Exploring Som Questions About Organised Art Crime. CEPS Research Quarterly, Volume 3 (Dec 2011), pages 1-2.

Research Reports

  • Chappell, D., Huffer, D. (2013). Quantifying and Describing the South and South East Asian Illicit Antiquities Trade: Australia as an Overlooked Destination?, Briefing Paper: September 2013 Issue 24, (pp. 1 - 7). Queensland, Australia: ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.

2016

  • Chappell, D. (2016). Shooting, Spanking, Punching and Other Matters: Reflections on the Work and Impact of the National Committee on Violence. In Julie Stubbs, Stephen A. Tomsen (Eds.), Australian Violence: Crime, Criminal Justice and Beyond, (pp. 14-30). Australia: Federation Press.

2015

  • Polk, K., Chappell, D. (2015). Art Theft and Time Limits for Recovery: Do the Facts of the Crime Fit the Limits in Law? In Joris D. Kila, Marc Balcells (Eds.), Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Perspectives and Trends, (pp. 3-19). Leiden: Brill.
  • Huffer, D., Chappell, D. (2015). Local and International Illicit Traffic in Vietnamese Cultural Property: A Preliminary Investigation. In Joris D. Kila, Marc Balcells (Eds.), Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Perspectives and Trends, (pp. 263-291). Leiden: Brill.
  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2015). The Gurlitt Case: German and International Responses to Ownership Rights in Looting Cases. In Joris D. Kila, Marc Balcells (Eds.), Cultural Property Crime: An Overview and Analysis of Contemporary Perspectives and Trends, (pp. 221-233). Leiden: Brill.

2014

  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2014). Case Studies on Art Fraud: European and Antipodean Perspectives. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 57-77). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2014). Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives. Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D. (2014). Firearms regulation, violence and the mentally ill: A contemporary Antipodean appraisal. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(4), 399-408. [More Information]
  • Chappell, D. (2014). Illicit trafficking of cultural heritage in Southeast Asia: Field research notes from Vietnam. Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) 2014 - Testing the Edges: Challenging Criminology, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Chappell, D., O'Brien, A. (2014). International Journal of Law and Psychiatry - Police Responses to Persons with a Mental Illness: International Perspectives. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(4).
  • Chappell, D., Hufnagel, S. (2014). Law Enforcement's Still Evolving Role in Art Crime: Some Introductory Remarks. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 1-11). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Chappell, D., O'Brien, A. (2014). Police responses to persons with a mental illness: International perspectives. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 37(4), 321-324. [More Information]
  • Chappell, D., Huffer, D. (2014). Protecting Cultural Heritage: A Review of Some Contemporary Developments in Australia and Near Environs. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 237-254). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Huffer, D., Chappell, D. (2014). The mainly nameless and faceless dead: an exploratory study of the illicit traffic in archaeological and ethnographic human remains. Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal, 62(2), 131-153. [More Information]
  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2014). The Peculiar Problem of Art Theft. In Duncan Chappell, Saskia Hufnagel (Eds.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives, (pp. 37-56). Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing.

2013

  • Chappell, D. (2013). Community Policing and People with Mental Disorders: Responding to Developing World Challenges in Papua New Guinea. In Duncan Chappell (Eds.), Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives, (pp. 283-292). Florida, United States: CRC Press.
  • Chappell, D. (2013). Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives. Florida, United States: CRC Press.
  • Chappell, D., Huffer, D. (2013). Quantifying and Describing the South and South East Asian Illicit Antiquities Trade: Australia as an Overlooked Destination?, Briefing Paper: September 2013 Issue 24, (pp. 1 - 7). Queensland, Australia: ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.

2012

  • Chappell, D. (2012). Foreword. In M. Marmo, W. de Lint and D. Palmer (Eds.), Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology, (pp. v-ix). Pyrmont NSW: Thomson Reuters.
  • Chappell, D. (2012). Introduction: From Sorcery to Stun Guns and Suicide: the Eclectic and Global Challenges of Policing and the Mentally Ill. In Duncan Chappell (Eds.), Police Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Global Challenges, (pp. 1-12). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Chappell, D. (2012). Police Responses to People with Mental Illnesses: Global Challenges. Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
  • Chappell, D. (2012). Policing and the Mentally Ill: Local Policing and International Standards. In M de Guzman, A Das and D Das (Eds.), Strategic Responses to Crime: Thinking Locally, Acting Globally, (pp. 125-139). Florida, USA: CRC Press.
  • Lo, T., Chappell, D., Kwok, S., Wu, J. (2012). Workplace Violence in Hong Kong, China: Nature, Impact, and Preparedness. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 56(6), 955-975. [More Information]

2011

  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2011). Corrupt Practices in the Global Trade in Art and Antiquities. In Adam Graycar and Russell Smith (Eds.), Handbook of Global Research and Practice in Corruption, (pp. 241-254). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chappell, D., Manacorda, S. (2011). Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property. New York: Springer.
  • Chappell, D. (2011). Does the Mafia Collect Art? Exploring Som Questions About Organised Art Crime. CEPS Research Quarterly, Volume 3 (Dec 2011), pages 1-2.
  • Alder, C., Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2011). Frauds and fakes in the Australian aboriginal art market. Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal, 56(2), 189-207. [More Information]
  • Manacorda, S., Chappell, D. (2011). From Cairo to Vienna and Beyond: Contemporary Perspectives on the Dialogue About Protecting Cultural Artefacts from Plunder. In S Manacorda and D Chappell (Eds.), Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property, (pp. 1-15). New York: Springer.
  • Hutchinson, T., Dickson, E., Chappell, D. (2011). Juvenile Justice and Truancy Legislation: The Move Towards Parental Responsibilisation in Queensland. Alternative Law Journal, 36(2), 104-109.
  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2011). Unravelling the "Cordata": Just How Organized Is the International Traffic in Cultural Objects? In S Manacorda and D Chappell (Eds.), Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property, (pp. 99-113). New York: Springer.

2010

  • Chappell, D. (2010). From Sorcery to Stun Guns and Suicide: The Eclectic and Global Challenges of Policing and The Mentally Ill. Police Practice and Research, 11(4), 289-300. [More Information]
  • Chappell, D. (2010). Victimisation and the Insanity Defence: Coping with Confusion, Conflict and Conciliation. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 17(1), 39-51. [More Information]

2009

  • Chappell, D., Lincoln, R. (2009). ''Shhh..We Can''t Tell You'': An Update on the Naming Prohibition of Young Offenders. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3), 476-484.
  • Chappell, D. (2009). Editorial. Mental Health and the Challenges for OHS: Part 2. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 25(1), 3-6.
  • Chappell, D., Polk, K. (2009). Fakers and Forgers, Deception and Dishonesty: An Exploration of the Murky World of Art Fraud. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 20(3), 393-412.
  • Anthony, T., Chappell, D. (2009). Police Care for the Mentally Ill: The Restricted Vision of the High Court in Stuart v Kirkland-Veenstra. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21(2), 325-330.

2008

  • Chappell, D. (2008). Editorial. Mental Health and the Challenges for OHS: Part 1. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 24(6), 483-489.
  • Chappell, D. (2008). The Mentally Ill Offender. In Katarina Fritzon & Paul Wilson (Eds.), Forensic Psychology and Criminology: An Australian Perspective, (pp. 111-121). Sydney: McGraw Hill.

2007

  • Chappell, D. (2007). Abandoning Identity Protection for Juvenile Offenders. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18(3), 481-487.
  • Carney, T., Tait, D., Chappell, D., Beaupert, F. (2007). Mental Health Tribunals: 'TJ' Implications of Weighing Fairness, Freedom, Protection and Treatment. Journal of Judicial Administration, 17(1), 46-59.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2007). Workplace Violence Risk for Health Care Workers. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 23(2), 153-160.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2007). Workplace Violence: An Overview of Patterns of Risk and the Emotional/Stress Consequences on Targets. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 30(4-5), 327-339. [More Information]

2006

  • Chappell, D., Di Martino, V. (2006). Violence at Work (3rd edition). Geneva: International Labour Organization.

2005

  • Boyd-Caine, T., Chappell, D. (2005). The Forensic Patient Population in New South Wales. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 17(1), 5-29.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2005). Violence in the Workplace. Medical Journal of Australia, 183(7), 346-347.

2004

  • Mayhew, C., McCarthy, P., Chappell, D., Quinlan, M., Barker, M., Sheehan, M. (2004). Measuring the extent of impact from occupational violence and bullying on traumatised workers. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 16(3), 117-134.
  • Chappell, D. (2004). Protecting the Human Rights of the Mentally Ill: Contemporary Challenges for the Australian Criminal Justice System. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 11(1), 13-22.

2003

  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2003). "Internal" occupational violence (or bullying) in the health care industry. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 19(1), 59-71.
  • Rogers, K., Chappell, D. (2003). Preventing and Responding to Violence at Work. UK: International Labour Organization.
  • Mayhew, C., Chappell, D. (2003). The Occupational Violence Experiences of 400 Australian Health Workers: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 19(6), 3-43.

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