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Researcher: Cockburn, HM (Dr Helen Cockburn)

Fields of Research

Criminal Law and Procedure
Courts and Sentencing
Access to Justice
Law
Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
Causes and Prevention of Crime
Criminology

Research Objectives

Criminal Justice
Justice and the Law
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes
Law Enforcement
Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
Law Reform
Crime Prevention
Legal Processes
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Law, Politics and Community Services
Ability and Disability

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

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; The Australian Law Journal
Consensual Assault
Consensual Assault Final Report 25
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
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 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
Why sentence? Comparing the views of jurors, judges and the legislature on the purposes of sentencing in Victoria, Australia; Criminology & Criminal Justice

Research Projects

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)

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