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Researcher: Cockburn, HM (Dr Helen Cockburn)

Fields of Research

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

Research Objectives

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

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Detouring Civil Liberties? Drug-Driving Laws in Australia; Griffith Law Review
Did Brandis break the law in requesting Triggs’ resignation?
Director of Public Prosecutions v Harris
Director of Public Prosecutions V Shaw
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, Final Report
Sentencing of Adult Family Violence Offenders
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
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)

Research Candidate Supervision