Associate Professor Rita Shackel

BSc LLB GradDipEd MA PhD (Sydney) GradDipLegalPrac (College of Law)
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0368
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Website Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Biographical details

My research program revolves around two broad areas of interest. First, I have a research program broadly focused on the evaluation and reform of legal and social justice processes, particularly, vis-à-vis victims of crime with a specific focus on gender based violence and children’s interaction with the law. My research in this area combines doctrinal analysis in evidence and procedure with interdisciplinary perspectives and research, drawing particularly on psychological theories and empirical findings and methodologies. Secondly, I have a research program in the pedagogy of legal education, legal professionalism and ethics. My research in this area again is interdisciplinary in nature and draws on empirical analysis, methodologies and data.

Rita is a graduate of the University of Sydney holding undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in law, science (pure mathematics), psychology and education. Rita’s academic awards include the Jones Memorial University Medal for most outstanding academic and professional record. Rita has worked as a lawyer, legal policy officer and academic in a range of settings including the NSW Cabinet Office, The NSW Office of Youth Affairs and The Australian Law Reform Commission. She has participated on a number of government, institutional and professional committees and working groups and has delivered professional training and CLE programs to legal practitioners and judicial officers in Australia and overseas. Rita’s PhD thesis examined the use of expert evidence in child sexual assault cases. Rita has worked and published widely in the field of child sexual abuse. She has a particular interest in the dynamics of child sexual assault and how victims and survivors disclose their assaults. Rita is committed to public interest and community work and has worked as a volunteer in community legal centres both in Australia and overseas. In the second half of 2013 Rita will be based at the UNICEF Office of Research as an Innocenti Senior Fellow and will also visit the Faculty of Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the USyd-CUHK Faculty Exchange Programme.

Research interests

  • Psychological and expert evidence
  • Prosecution of child sexual assault cases
  • Victims of crime
  • Children and law
  • Criminal processes
  • International criminal justice
  • Gender based violence
  • Legal professional responsibility and ethics
  • Legal education

Teaching and supervision

Teaching 2013

  • The Legal Profession (S1)

Previous Teaching

  • The Legal Profession
  • Child Sexual Abuse - Diverse Perspective
  • Academic Mentor & Thought Leader– LawWithOutWalls
  • Evidence
  • Foundations of Law (graduate & combined)
  • Law, Lawyers & Justice

Supervision

Dr Shackel supervises research students across a broad range of topics related to criminal justice and children’s interaction with the law.

Current projects

  • AusAID Australian Development Research Awards Scheme 2012 Funding Round (with Dr Wendy Lambourne & Dr Lucy Fiske & ActionAid as a partner organisation): Making Transitional Justice Work for Women: Rights, Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women.
  • Faculty of Law Legal Support Scholarship Program December 2012: The Impact on Victims of the Timing of Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Faculty of Law Legal Support Scholarship Fund October 2011: Ethical Issues in Research Involving Victims of Crimes.

Dr Shackel is also currently undertaking research into changed perceptions of childhood and the Child’s Right to Play and Recreation pursuant to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Associations

  • Admitted Legal Practitioner, NSW Supreme Court
  • Member, Specialist Accreditation Children's Law Advisory Committee (1 July 2012 - 30 June 2014)
  • Member Australian Lawyers for Human Rights
  • Member TEQSA Register of Experts 2013 in Criminal Law, Legal Practice, Law n.e.c., Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Curriculum Development & Design
  • Academic Member, Bar Association Professional Conduct Committee #2
  • Member, Committee on Legal Ethics and Regulation Education Around the Globe
  • Critical Friend to the Safe Families Program, Aboriginal Affairs NSW (June 2011-June 2012)

Awards and honours

  • National Reporter on The Rights of The Child for the International Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law (Vienna, 2014)
  • Associate, Sydney Centre for International Law, The University of Sydney
  • Book Review Editor, Current Issues in Criminal Justice (2011-)

In the media

Selected grants

2014

  • Transformative Gender Justice: A Global Symposium; Shackel R, Lambourne W, Scanlon H, Boesten J, Fiske L, Angir C; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2013

  • The impact of delayed reporting on the prosecution of child sexual assault cases and the outcomes; Cashmore J, Shackel R, Parkinson P; Attorney Generals Department/Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Making Transitional Justice Work for Women: Rights, Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women in Northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo; Lambourne W, Shackel R, Fiske L; Australian Agency for International Development (AUSAID)/Australian Development Research Awards.

2010

  • Measuring Access to Justice - A Comparative Study; Shackel R; Tilburg University/Research Support.

2007

  • Understanding prosecutorial decision-making in child sexual assault cases; Shackel R; Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales/Donation.

2005

  • Not known; Shackel R; University of Sydney/Career Development Awards.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Shackel, R. (2011). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Review of its Successes and Future Directions. In David Weissbrodt, Mary Rumsey (Eds.), Vulnerable And Marginalised Groups And Human Rights. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Journals

  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2014). Gender Differences in the Context and Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 26(1), 75-104.
  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2014). Introduction: Responding to Historical Child Sexual Abuse and the Needs of Survivors. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 26(1), 1-4.
  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2013). Responding to child sexual abuse. Australian Review of Public Affairs, May 2013, 1-4.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Beyond the Whiteboard: E-Learning in the Law Curriculum. Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal, 12(1), 105-132.
  • Gordon, T., Shackel, R., Mark, S. (2012). Regulation of legal services in the e-world: a need to short circuit hot spots in ethics and novel practices? International Journal of the Legal Profession, 19(1), 55-87. [More Information]
  • Steele, L., Shackel, R., Bell, F. (2012). The Importance of the Local in a Global Age: Analysis of Networking Strategies in Postgraduate Law Research Learning. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 5(1&2), 1-13.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Overcoming misconceptions in the courtroom on how children disclose sexual abuse. Judicial Officers' Bulletin, 23(4), 29-32.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). The Impact of Urbanization on the Child's Right to Play. My Name is Today, XVIII(Children's Right to Play).
  • de Zoysa, P., Shackel, R. (2011). The Use of Psychology in the Administration of Justice in Sri Lanka. Siri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine Science and Law, 2(2), 7-10.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Victim Impact Statements in Child Sexual Assault Cases: A Restorative Role or Restrained Rhetoric? University of New South Wales Law Journal, 34(1), 211-249.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Book Review: Serial Survivors: Women's Narratives of Surviving Rape. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21(3), 495-498.
  • Shackel, R. (2009). How Child Victims Respond to Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 16(supplement), S55-S63.
  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2009). The Travails of Postgraduate Research in Law. Legal Education Review, 19(1), 99-132.
  • Shackel, R. (2009). Understanding Children's Medium for Disclosing Sexual Abuse: A Tool for Overcoming Potential Misconceptions in the Courtroom. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 16(3), 379-393.
  • Shackel, R. (2008). The beliefs commonly held by adults about children's behavioral responses to sexual victimization. Child Abuse and Neglect, 32(4), 485-495. [More Information]
  • Shackel, R. (2007). Judicial Perceptions of Jurors' Understanding of How Children Respond to Sexual Victimisation. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 14(1), 130-137.
  • Shackel, R. (2003). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Review of its Successes and Future Directions. Australian International Law Journal, 2003, 21-60.
  • Shackel, R. (1999). Regulation of Child Pornography in the Electronic Age: The Role of International Law. Macarthur Law Review, 1999 (3), 143-176.
  • Shackel, R. (1999). The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Review of International Legal Responses. Australian International Law Journal, 1999, 91-126.
  • Shackel, R. (1997). Asian Yearbook of International Law [Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1993, xiv + 444 pages, ISBN 0-7923-1734-3, ISSN 0928-432X]. Australian International Law Journal, 1997, 234-239.

Conferences

  • Bell, F., Shackel, R., Steele, L. (2013). 'The books don't talk to me!': Postgraduate student groups and research student identity formation. 36th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual International Conference 2013, Sydney, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). Navigating E-Spaces in Legal Education. Law Deans' Summit - Legal Education in the Global Context: Opportunities and Challenges 2013 - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). The dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse and Assessing Credibility. Family Consultants 2013: Family Court of Australia, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). The Ethics of Research Involving Victims of Crime. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH 2013), Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.
  • Bell, F., Shackel, R. (2013). The Reluctant Gatekeeper?: The role of law teachers in postgraduate law research networks. The Australasian Law Teachers Assocation (ALTA) Annual Conference 2013: Law Teachers as Gatekeepers, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). Transforming Women's Lives: Devising Gender-Responsive Approaches to Transitional Justice in the African Context. Centre for Global Development, Leeds and Transformative Justice Network 2013, Leeds, England: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of Networking and Discussion Groups as a Strategy for Postgraduate Research Learning. Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference (ALTA) 2012: Legal Education for a Global Community, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Chakrabarti, P., Diaz, A., Shackel, R. (2012). Alternative Courts on the Brain: Psychologically Based, but Are They Sound? Law Without Walls ConPosium 2012, Coral Gables, FL, USA: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Child Sexual Abuse - The Psychological Dimensions. Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Child Sexual Abuse: Best Practice & Future Directions. Forensic Medicine Fellows Workshop 2012: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from Recent Research. Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 2012: Professor C.C. de Silva Memorial Oration, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Developing Guidelines for Interviewing Child Victims. Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse by Children. Family Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court Concurrent Conference 2012, Hobart, Tas: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Ethics for Government Lawyers. Government Solicitors Conference 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Law Without Walls: Technology and Social Media. International Legal Ethics Conference V (ILEC)2012, Banff, AB, Canada: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Legal Ethics and Regulation Education around the Globe: Round Table. International Legal Ethics Conference V (ILEC)2012, Banff, AB, Canada: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). The Need for Multidisciplinary Understandings in Forensic Responses to Sexual Assault. Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka Oration 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Understanding the dynamics of child sexual assault and implications for prosecution. New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Solicitor's Conference 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Child Sexual Abuse: A Cloak of Secrecy. New South Wales Aboriginal Affairs 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Preliminary findings of a qualitative study on the needs of victims of crime in Australia. Meeting the Needs of Victims of Crime 2011: Australian Institute of Criminology, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Understanding the Basis for Overturning Convictions in Child Sexual Assault Cases. XXXII International Congress on Law and Mental Health 2011, Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Child Sexual Abuse - Legal & Therapeutic Dimensions. Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT) Conference 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Child Sexual Abuse: Changing Lenses. Sex Researchers Team 2010: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Emerging Issues in Prosecution of Child Sexual Assault Cases. Sydney Evidence Conference 2010: Sydney School of Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Guilty or Not-Guilty: Lab Rats in the Courtroom. Degree in a Day Sessions 2011: University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Prosecuting Child Sexual Assault Cases: An Empirical Study of the Use of Evidence. Sydney Evidence Conference 2010: Sydney School of Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). The PhD Experience in Law: Starting a Conversation. Sydney Law School Lunchtime Seminar Series 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). The Role of Forensic Opinion and Evaluation of Victim Impact Statements in Child Sexual Assault Cases. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Section of Forensic Psychiatry - An International Conference 2010, Prato, Italy: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R., Smith, B. (2009). Teaching Case Analysis Skills - an Electronic Tool to the Rescue? Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference 2009: The Doctor as GOD, The Corporation as QUEEN, What about the Country?, Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2008). Child Victim Responses To Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse. 8th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) 2008: The Interface between Forensic and General Mental Health Services, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2008). Children and the Law. Sydney University Law Society Public Forum 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2008). Surviving the PhD. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2004). Urban Living, Changing Perceptions of Childhood and New Barriers to Children’s Play. IPA/USA Triennial Conference: Children’sPlay: Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future (2004), Baltimore, Maryland: International Play Association (USA).
  • Shackel, R. (2003). A Comparative Study of the Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Australia and the United States. AAUW-NC State Convention (2003) 'Education: Our Legacy and Our Future', Raleigh, North Carolina: American Association of University Women North Carolina.
  • Shackel, R. (2003). The Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in the United States. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chapel Hill Local Branch Forum 2003, Chapel Hill, NC, USA: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2003). The Use of Expert Evidence in the Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases. AAUW Chapel Hill 80th Anniversary Symposium (2003), Sydney, Australia: American Association of University Women.
  • Shackel, R. (2002). The Use of Expert Evidence Relating to the Behaviour of Children who have been Sexually Abused. Brandeis School of Law 2002: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2002). Women, Children and Gender Equity’ Plenary. AAUW International Symposium: Global Voices for Gender Equity, Washington DC, USA: American Association of University Women.
  • Shackel, R. (2001). Discrimination in the Legal Profession. College of Law: Continuing Legal Education Program 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2001). Discrimination in the Legal Profession. City of Sydney Law Society Conference (CLE 2001), Sydney, Australia: City of Sydney Law Society.
  • Shackel, R. (2001). The Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse: Perceptions in the Criminal Justice System. Health Law Postgraduate Thesis Candidates Workshop 2001: University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2001). The new anti-discrimination regulation. CLE Program (2001), Sydney, Australia: College of Law.
  • Shackel, R. (2000). The Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome does it have a Forensic Role? 25th International Congress on Law and Mental Health 2000, Siena, Italy: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2000). The Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome: Does it have a forensic role? XXVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health (2000), Siena, Italy: Presentation.
  • Woellner, R., Zetler, J., Shackel, R. (1997). Educational Malpractice: Recent Developments in Australia. 6th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA 1997), Australia: Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Shackel, R. (2013). Evidentiary Challenges in Child Sexual Assault Matters. JurisDiction, 1.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). Hitting the books: The case for going back to school. The Law Society of NSW: Career Hub.
  • Shackel, R. (2005). The Child's Right to Play. PlayRights Journal, March.
  • Shackel, R. (2005). The Child's Right to Play under Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. PlayRights Magazine, 11.

Reference Works

  • Shackel, R., Fiske, L., McCowan, C., Angir, C. (2013). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC).Australia: Australian Development Research Award Scheme.
  • Shackel, R., Fiske, L., McCowan, C., Angir, C. (2013). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Kenya). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Kenya).Australia: Australian Development Research Award Scheme.
  • Shackel, R., Fiske, L., McCowan, C., Angir, C. (2013). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Uganda). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Uganda).Australia: Australian Development Research Award Scheme.

Other

  • Shackel, R. (2012), The Dynamics of Disclosure of Child Sexual Victimisation: Implications for Investigation and Prosecution.

2014

  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2014). Gender Differences in the Context and Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 26(1), 75-104.
  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2014). Introduction: Responding to Historical Child Sexual Abuse and the Needs of Survivors. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 26(1), 1-4.

2013

  • Bell, F., Shackel, R., Steele, L. (2013). 'The books don't talk to me!': Postgraduate student groups and research student identity formation. 36th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Annual International Conference 2013, Sydney, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). Evidentiary Challenges in Child Sexual Assault Matters. JurisDiction, 1.
  • Shackel, R., Fiske, L., McCowan, C., Angir, C. (2013). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Democratic Republic of the Congo - DRC).Australia: Australian Development Research Award Scheme.
  • Shackel, R., Fiske, L., McCowan, C., Angir, C. (2013). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Kenya). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Kenya).Australia: Australian Development Research Award Scheme.
  • Shackel, R., Fiske, L., McCowan, C., Angir, C. (2013). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Uganda). Fieldwork Handbook: Making Transitional Justice Work for Women (Uganda).Australia: Australian Development Research Award Scheme.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). Hitting the books: The case for going back to school. The Law Society of NSW: Career Hub.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). Navigating E-Spaces in Legal Education. Law Deans' Summit - Legal Education in the Global Context: Opportunities and Challenges 2013 - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong: Presentation.
  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2013). Responding to child sexual abuse. Australian Review of Public Affairs, May 2013, 1-4.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). The dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse and Assessing Credibility. Family Consultants 2013: Family Court of Australia, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). The Ethics of Research Involving Victims of Crime. XXXIIIrd Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH 2013), Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.
  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2013), The long-term effects of child sexual abuse. , , , 1-29.
  • Bell, F., Shackel, R. (2013). The Reluctant Gatekeeper?: The role of law teachers in postgraduate law research networks. The Australasian Law Teachers Assocation (ALTA) Annual Conference 2013: Law Teachers as Gatekeepers, Canberra, ACT: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2013). Transforming Women's Lives: Devising Gender-Responsive Approaches to Transitional Justice in the African Context. Centre for Global Development, Leeds and Transformative Justice Network 2013, Leeds, England: Presentation.

2012

  • Shackel, R. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of Networking and Discussion Groups as a Strategy for Postgraduate Research Learning. Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference (ALTA) 2012: Legal Education for a Global Community, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Chakrabarti, P., Diaz, A., Shackel, R. (2012). Alternative Courts on the Brain: Psychologically Based, but Are They Sound? Law Without Walls ConPosium 2012, Coral Gables, FL, USA: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Beyond the Whiteboard: E-Learning in the Law Curriculum. Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal, 12(1), 105-132.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Child Sexual Abuse - The Psychological Dimensions. Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Child Sexual Abuse: Best Practice & Future Directions. Forensic Medicine Fellows Workshop 2012: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from Recent Research. Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians 2012: Professor C.C. de Silva Memorial Oration, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Developing Guidelines for Interviewing Child Victims. Sri Lanka Ministry of Justice 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse by Children. Family Court of Australia and Federal Magistrates Court Concurrent Conference 2012, Hobart, Tas: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Ethics for Government Lawyers. Government Solicitors Conference 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Law Without Walls: Technology and Social Media. International Legal Ethics Conference V (ILEC)2012, Banff, AB, Canada: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Legal Ethics and Regulation Education around the Globe: Round Table. International Legal Ethics Conference V (ILEC)2012, Banff, AB, Canada: Presentation.
  • Gordon, T., Shackel, R., Mark, S. (2012). Regulation of legal services in the e-world: a need to short circuit hot spots in ethics and novel practices? International Journal of the Legal Profession, 19(1), 55-87. [More Information]
  • Shackel, R. (2012), The Dynamics of Disclosure of Child Sexual Victimisation: Implications for Investigation and Prosecution.
  • Steele, L., Shackel, R., Bell, F. (2012). The Importance of the Local in a Global Age: Analysis of Networking Strategies in Postgraduate Law Research Learning. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 5(1&2), 1-13.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). The Need for Multidisciplinary Understandings in Forensic Responses to Sexual Assault. Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka Oration 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2012). Understanding the dynamics of child sexual assault and implications for prosecution. New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Solicitor's Conference 2012, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.

2011

  • Shackel, R. (2011). Child Sexual Abuse: A Cloak of Secrecy. New South Wales Aboriginal Affairs 2011, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Overcoming misconceptions in the courtroom on how children disclose sexual abuse. Judicial Officers' Bulletin, 23(4), 29-32.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Preliminary findings of a qualitative study on the needs of victims of crime in Australia. Meeting the Needs of Victims of Crime 2011: Australian Institute of Criminology, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). The Impact of Urbanization on the Child's Right to Play. My Name is Today, XVIII(Children's Right to Play).
  • Shackel, R. (2011). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Review of its Successes and Future Directions. In David Weissbrodt, Mary Rumsey (Eds.), Vulnerable And Marginalised Groups And Human Rights. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • de Zoysa, P., Shackel, R. (2011). The Use of Psychology in the Administration of Justice in Sri Lanka. Siri Lanka Journal of Forensic Medicine Science and Law, 2(2), 7-10.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Understanding the Basis for Overturning Convictions in Child Sexual Assault Cases. XXXII International Congress on Law and Mental Health 2011, Canada: International Academy of Law and Mental Health.
  • Shackel, R. (2011). Victim Impact Statements in Child Sexual Assault Cases: A Restorative Role or Restrained Rhetoric? University of New South Wales Law Journal, 34(1), 211-249.

2010

  • Shackel, R. (2010). Book Review: Serial Survivors: Women's Narratives of Surviving Rape. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21(3), 495-498.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Child Sexual Abuse - Legal & Therapeutic Dimensions. Australian Society of Sex Educators Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT) Conference 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Child Sexual Abuse: Changing Lenses. Sex Researchers Team 2010: The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Emerging Issues in Prosecution of Child Sexual Assault Cases. Sydney Evidence Conference 2010: Sydney School of Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Guilty or Not-Guilty: Lab Rats in the Courtroom. Degree in a Day Sessions 2011: University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). Prosecuting Child Sexual Assault Cases: An Empirical Study of the Use of Evidence. Sydney Evidence Conference 2010: Sydney School of Law, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). The PhD Experience in Law: Starting a Conversation. Sydney Law School Lunchtime Seminar Series 2010, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2010). The Role of Forensic Opinion and Evaluation of Victim Impact Statements in Child Sexual Assault Cases. Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Section of Forensic Psychiatry - An International Conference 2010, Prato, Italy: Presentation.

2009

  • Shackel, R. (2009). How Child Victims Respond to Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 16(supplement), S55-S63.
  • Shackel, R., Smith, B. (2009). Teaching Case Analysis Skills - an Electronic Tool to the Rescue? Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Conference 2009: The Doctor as GOD, The Corporation as QUEEN, What about the Country?, Parramatta, NSW: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2009). The Travails of Postgraduate Research in Law. Legal Education Review, 19(1), 99-132.
  • Shackel, R. (2009). Understanding Children's Medium for Disclosing Sexual Abuse: A Tool for Overcoming Potential Misconceptions in the Courtroom. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 16(3), 379-393.

2008

  • Shackel, R. (2008). Child Victim Responses To Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse. 8th Annual Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS) 2008: The Interface between Forensic and General Mental Health Services, Vienna, Austria: Presentation.
  • Cashmore, J., Shackel, R. (2008). Children and the Law. Sydney University Law Society Public Forum 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Loughnan, A., Shackel, R. (2008). Surviving the PhD. Sydney Law School Postgraduate Conference 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2008). The beliefs commonly held by adults about children's behavioral responses to sexual victimization. Child Abuse and Neglect, 32(4), 485-495. [More Information]

2007

  • Shackel, R. (2007). Judicial Perceptions of Jurors' Understanding of How Children Respond to Sexual Victimisation. Psychiatry Psychology and Law, 14(1), 130-137.

2005

  • Shackel, R. (2005). The Child's Right to Play. PlayRights Journal, March.
  • Shackel, R. (2005). The Child's Right to Play under Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. PlayRights Magazine, 11.

2004

  • Shackel, R. (2004). Urban Living, Changing Perceptions of Childhood and New Barriers to Children’s Play. IPA/USA Triennial Conference: Children’sPlay: Learning from the Past, Planning for the Future (2004), Baltimore, Maryland: International Play Association (USA).

2003

  • Shackel, R. (2003). A Comparative Study of the Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Australia and the United States. AAUW-NC State Convention (2003) 'Education: Our Legacy and Our Future', Raleigh, North Carolina: American Association of University Women North Carolina.
  • Shackel, R. (2003). The Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases in the United States. American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chapel Hill Local Branch Forum 2003, Chapel Hill, NC, USA: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2003). The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Review of its Successes and Future Directions. Australian International Law Journal, 2003, 21-60.
  • Shackel, R. (2003). The Use of Expert Evidence in the Prosecution of Child Sexual Abuse Cases. AAUW Chapel Hill 80th Anniversary Symposium (2003), Sydney, Australia: American Association of University Women.

2002

  • Shackel, R. (2002). The Use of Expert Evidence Relating to the Behaviour of Children who have been Sexually Abused. Brandeis School of Law 2002: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2002). Women, Children and Gender Equity’ Plenary. AAUW International Symposium: Global Voices for Gender Equity, Washington DC, USA: American Association of University Women.

2001

  • Shackel, R. (2001). Discrimination in the Legal Profession. College of Law: Continuing Legal Education Program 2008, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2001). Discrimination in the Legal Profession. City of Sydney Law Society Conference (CLE 2001), Sydney, Australia: City of Sydney Law Society.
  • Shackel, R. (2001). The Dynamics of Child Sexual Abuse: Perceptions in the Criminal Justice System. Health Law Postgraduate Thesis Candidates Workshop 2001: University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2001). The new anti-discrimination regulation. CLE Program (2001), Sydney, Australia: College of Law.

2000

  • Shackel, R. (2000). The Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome does it have a Forensic Role? 25th International Congress on Law and Mental Health 2000, Siena, Italy: Presentation.
  • Shackel, R. (2000). The Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome: Does it have a forensic role? XXVth International Congress on Law and Mental Health (2000), Siena, Italy: Presentation.

1999

  • Shackel, R. (1999). Regulation of Child Pornography in the Electronic Age: The Role of International Law. Macarthur Law Review, 1999 (3), 143-176.
  • Shackel, R. (1999). The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Review of International Legal Responses. Australian International Law Journal, 1999, 91-126.

1997

  • Shackel, R. (1997). Asian Yearbook of International Law [Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1993, xiv + 444 pages, ISBN 0-7923-1734-3, ISSN 0928-432X]. Australian International Law Journal, 1997, 234-239.
  • Woellner, R., Zetler, J., Shackel, R. (1997). Educational Malpractice: Recent Developments in Australia. 6th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association (ANZELA 1997), Australia: Australia and New Zealand Education Law Association.

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