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Researcher: Davis, J (Dr Julia Davis)

Fields of Research

Public law
Criminal law
Criminology
Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems)
Courts and sentencing

Research Objectives

Justice and the law
Criminal justice
Expanding knowledge in human society
Law reform

Career Best Publications

Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse: Should the Courts Abandon the 'welfare approach' to sentencing?; The Criminal Codes: Commentary and Materials
Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse: Should the Courts Abandon the Welfare Approach to Sentencing?; The University of Western Australia Law Review
Scaling Punishments: A Response to von Hirsch
Sentencing in Tasmania; The Federation Press
The Science of Sentencing: Measurement Theory and von Hirsch's New Scales of Justice; Sentencing and Society: International perspectives

Research Publications

Doing Justice to Dignity in the Criminal Law; Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation
Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse: Should the Courts Abandon the 'welfare approach' to sentencing?; The Criminal Codes: Commentary and Materials
Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse: Should the Courts Abandon the Welfare Approach to Sentencing?; The University of Western Australia Law Review
Forbidding Dwarf Tossing: Defending Dignity or Discrimination Based on Size?; Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference
Forbidding Dwarf Tossing: Defending Dignity or Discrimination Based on Size?; Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence
Interviewing the jury: Three case studies from the Tasmanian jury sentencing study; Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the field
Jury Sentencing Survey
Scaling Punishments: A Response to von Hirsch
Sentencing in Tasmania; The Federation Press
Sentencing, and the psychology of justice; Alternative Law Journal
Submission to the Tasmanian Department of Justice on the State/Territory Proposal for Uniform Defamation Laws on behalf of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute
The Problem of Harm, its Significance in the Criminal Law, and its Role in Sentencing Law
The Science of Sentencing: Measurement Theory and Von Hirsch's New Scales of Justice; International Conference on Sentencing and Society
The Science of Sentencing: Measurement Theory and von Hirsch's New Scales of Justice; Sentencing and Society: International perspectives

Research Projects

Gauging informed public opinion on sentencing sex offenders: a national study; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Jury Sentencing Survey; Criminology Research Council (CRC)
Using jurors to gauge informed public opinion on sentencing.; Australian Research Council (ARC)

Research Candidate Supervision