Our Academic Staff

Associate Professor Thomas Crofts: Director
Associate Professor Thomas Crofts

Room: 512
Phone: +61 2 9351 0474
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas Of Interest:

Comparative criminal law
Criminalisation
Criminal law reform
Criminal responsibility
Juvenile justice

Dr Rebecca Scott Bray: Director
Rebecca Scott Bray

Senior Lecturer, Socio-Legal Studies
Room: 139 RC Mills Building, A26
Phone: +61 2 9351 4086
Fax: +61 2 9036 9380


Areas of Interest:

Death and the law
Coronial law and practice
Forensic medicine and science
Cultural criminology
Crime, law and aesthetics

Garner Clancey: Deputy Director
Garner Clancey

Lecturer
Room: 514
Phone: +61 2 9351 0473
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Crime prevention
Place-based analysis of crime
Securitisation
Youth crime
Juvenile Justice

Professor Mark Findlay: Deputy Director
Professor Mark Findlay

Room: 528
Phone: +61 2 9351 0225
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Criminal Law
Comparative Criminal Justice
Crime and Global Governance
International Criminal Justice

Ross Abbs
Ross Abbs

Lecturer
Room: 508
Phone: +61 2 9351 0477
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Dr Louise Boon-Kuo
Dr Louise Boon-Kuo

Lecturer
Room: 536
Phone: +61 2 9351 0288
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Border policing, migration and citizenship
Policing and criminal justice
Race and racism
Accountability and jurisdiction

Emeritus Professor Terry Carney
Emeritus Professor Terry Carney

Room: 542
Phone: +61 2 9351 0228
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Social Security and Welfare Law (income transfer payments and welfare services)
Adult Guardianship and Competence
Mental Health Law and Policy
Ageing and Disability
Drugs, Drug Law and Policy
Child Welfare and Youth Law

Associate Professor Judy Cashmore
Associate Professor Judy Cashmore

Room: 641
+61 2 9351 0469
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Family law
Child protection and child welfare
Children's evidence
Children's participation in legal proceedings

Honorary Professor Duncan Chappell
Honorary Professor Duncan Chappell

Adjunct Professor


Areas of Interest:

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

Graeme Coss
Graeme Coss

Room: 523
Phone: +61 2 9351 0227
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Areas Of Interest:

Masculinity and Crime
Criminal Defences
Homicide
Violence against Women
Clinical Legal Education

Nicholas Cowdery AM QC
Adjunct Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM QC

Adjunct Professor

Andrew Dyer
Andrew Dyer

Colin Phegan Lecturer
Room: 633
+61 2 8627 8507
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200

Associate Professor Salim Farrar
Associate Professor Salim Farrar

Room: 643
+61 2 9351 0393
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Islamic Law
'Human Rights'
Criminal Justice
Comparative Criminal Justice in Asia

Dr Kiran Grewal
Dr Kiran Grewal

Lecturer
Room: 445 Old Teachers CollegeRC Mills Building, A22
+61 2 9351 2964


Areas of Interest:

Torture
Transitional justice
International legal institutions
Human rights
International feminist theory and activism

Associate Professor David Hamer
Associate Professor David Hamer

Room: 516
Phone: +61 2 9351 0242
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Wrongful convictions
Criminal procedure
Evidence law
The logic of inference
Causation and risk

Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner
Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner

Senior Research Fellow
Room: 157 RC Mills Building, A26
+61 2 9351 0393
Fax: +61 2 9351 6679


Areas of Interest:

Young adults, alcohol, criminal, deviant and risk taking behaviour
Alcohol-related crime in public spaces
Indigenous criminal justice
Indigenous social and legal justice
Refugees, citizenship and the law

Professor Michael Humphrey
Professor Michael Humphrey
Miiko Kumar
Miiko Kumar

Senior Lecturer
Phone: +61 2 9351 0261
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Secrecy and the law: open justice, public interest immunity, closed material procedures, special advocates
Privacy rights and suppression orders
Competency of children
Expert evidence and the basis rule

Associate Professor Murray Lee
Associate Professor Murray Lee

Room: 520
Phone: +61 2 9351 0443
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Fear of Crime
Crime and Social Isolation
Criminological Theory
Rural Violence
Criminalisation of Drug Use

Associate Professor Arlie Loughnan
Associate Professor Arlie Loughnan

Research Fellow
Room: 527
Phone: +61 2 9351 0246
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Criminal Law Theory
Jurisprudence
Legal History
Mental Health Law
Feminist Theory

Dr Greg Martin
Dr Greg Martin

Senior Lecturer
Room: Room 149, RC Mills Building, A26
Phone: +61 2 9351 3319
Fax: +61 2 9036 9380


Areas of Interest:

Cultural criminology
Political sociology
Protest and public order policing
Social movements
Youth studies

Professor Gail Mason
Professor Gail Mason

Room: 522
Phone: +61 2 9351 0326
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Hate crime, homophobic violence and racist violence
Harassment and discrimination law
Poststructural, Foucauldian and feminist theory
Law and emotion
Gender, sexuality and law

Tanya Mitchell
Tanya Mitchell

Lecturer
Room: 518
Phone: +61 2 9351 0308
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Criminal Law and Human Rights
Criminal Law and Culture
Criminal Procedure

Honorary Professor Pat O'Malley
Professor Pat O



Areas of Interest:

Risk and Security
Social and criminological theory
Criminal Justice
Modern legal sanctions

Dr Helen Paterson
Dr Helen Paterson

Senior Lecturer
Room: 439, Brennan MacCallum Building, A18
Phone: +61 2 9036 9403
Fax: +61 2 9036 5223


Areas of Interest:

Eyewitness memory
Eyewitness identification procedures
Social contagion of memory
Post-incident debriefing
Interviewing witnesses

Associate Professor Kane Race
Associate Professor Kane Race

Room: J407, Main Quadrangle, A14
Phone: +61 2 9351 3662
Fax: +61 2 9351 3918

Areas of Interest:

Night-time economies
Drug policy and policing
Sexualities
HIV/AIDS
Consumer culture

Associate Professor Kristin Savell
Associate Professor Kristin Savell

Senior Lecturer
Room: 536
Phone: +61 2 9351 0442
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Criminal Law
Health Law
Feminist Legal Theory

Kevin Schnepel
Kevin Schnepel

Lecturer
Room: 356 Merewether Building, H04
Phone: +61 2 9351 7079
Fax: +61 2 9036 9380


Areas of Interest:

Economics of crime
Low skill labor markets
Public assistance and social policy
Public health policy and crime
Empirical legal studies

Associate Professor Rita Shackel
Associate Professor Rita Shackel

Room: 525
Phone: +61 2 9351 0368
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Criminal Law & Criminal Processes
Children, Juveniles and Law
Ethics, the Legal Profession and Dispute Resolution
Evidence & Procedure
Law, Psychology and Mental Health
Victimology

Louisa Di Bartolomeo
Louisa Di Bartolomeo

Institute Assistant
Room: 519
Phone: +61 2 9351 0450
Fax: +61 2 9351 0200


Areas of Interest:

Criminal law
Heritage law, theories of property and property crime
Criminal processes, especially prosecution practices


Our Research Members

Pota Forrest-Lawrence
Pota Forrest-Lawrence

PhD student


Areas of Interest:

Drug Law and Policy, Drugs
Young people and risk
Criminological theory
Cybercrime
Policing and mental health
Crime Prevention

Carolyn McKay

PhD student


Areas of Interest:

Video conferencing technologies in prisons and courtrooms
Criminal process
Interdisciplinary research methodologies
Foucault, phenomenology and theories of embodiment
Aesthetics and visual representation
Surveillance and biometrics

Janice Sim
Janice Sim

PhD student


Areas of Interest:

Criminal Justice and Penal Philosophy
Critical Social Theory
Family and child law
Familial homicide
Risks and Governance
Law, Crime and Representation

Linda Steele

PhD student


Areas of Interest:

Forensic mental health law
Cognitive impairment and the law
Women in prison
Legal theory, disability theory & feminist theory
Social justice and human rights
Therapeutic jurisprudence