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Researcher: Cockburn, HM (Dr Helen Cockburn)

Fields of Research

Criminal law
Access to justice
Courts and sentencing
Public law
Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
Causes and prevention of crime
Other law and legal studies
Criminology
Police administration, procedures and practice
Youth justice
Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession

Research Objectives

Justice and the law
Criminal justice
Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
Law enforcement
Law reform
Legislation, civil and criminal codes
Crime prevention
Rehabilitation and correctional services
Legal processes
Other law, politics and community services
Expanding knowledge in human society
Violence and abuse services
Ability and disability

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparative review of national legislation for the indefinite detention of ‘dangerous criminals’
A comparative review of national legislation for the indefinite detention of ‘Dangerous Criminals’, Tasmanian Law Reform Institute Research Paper No 4
Aggravating and mitigating factors in sentencing: comparing the views of judges and jurors; Australian Law Journal
Consensual Assault
Detouring Civil Liberties? Drug-Driving Laws in Australia; Griffith Law Review
Director of Public Prosecutions v Harris
Director of Public Prosecutions V Shaw
Exploring the educative role of judges’ sentencing remarks: an analysis of remarks on child exploitation material; Psychiatry Psychology and Law
Glass v Tasmania
How Tasmania Police Have Achieved Breakthroughs in Investigative Interviewing Training; Australian Police Journal
Internet users’ beliefs about a novice-user of child sexual abuse material (CSAM): what can they tell us about introducing offender-focused prevention initiatives?; Victims & Offenders
Measuring jurors’ views on sentencing: Results from the second Australian jury sentencing study; Punishment and Society
Outcome measures for evaluating the efficacy of juvenile justice programs; Victoria University Law and Justice Journal
Protecting the Anonymity of Victims of Sexual Crimes: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 19
Review of the Law Relating to Self-defence: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 20
Review of the Law Relating to Self-defence: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Issues Paper No 20
Sentencing of Adult Family Violence Offenders: Sentencing Advisory Council Final Report No 5
Sexual Offences Against Young People: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 18
Social Media Sentiment Analysis: A New Empirical Tool for Assessing Public Opinion on Crime?; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Tasmanian Criminal Law: Text and Cases; University of Tasmania Law Press
Tasmanian Criminal Law: Text and Cases; University of Tasmania Law Press
The PIPA project: Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home (AVITH)
The purposes of punishment: how do judges apply a legislative statement of sentencing purposes; Criminal Law Journal
The purposes of punishment: how do judges apply a legislative statement of sentencing purposes?; Criminal Law Journal
Why sentence? Comparing the views of jurors, judges and the legislature on the purposes of sentencing in Victoria, Australia; Criminology & Criminal Justice

Research Projects

A statistical picture of serious violence convictions in Tasmania: an open source reference tool; Law Foundation of Tasmania (LFT)
Responding to the Problem of Recidivist Drink Drivers; MAIB Injury Prevention & Management Foundation (MAIB)
Responding to the problem of recidivist drink drivers: Is the Court Mandated Diversion framework the answer?; Department of Justice Tasmania (DJ)
Review of the defence of insanity in s 16 of the Criminal Code and fitness to plead; Department of Justice Tasmania (DJ)
Review of the Guardianship and Administration Act 1995; Department of Justice Tasmania (DJ)
Tasmanian Law Reform Institute; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
The PIPA Project - Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent Violence in the Home (AVITH); Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety Ltd (ANROWS)
The use of intermediaries to obtain the best evidence from children and other vulnerable witnesses testifying in criminal trials.; Department of Justice Tasmania (DJ)

Research Candidate Supervision