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Researcher: Spiranovic, CA (Dr Caroline Spiranovic)

Fields of Research

Causes and Prevention of Crime
Courts and Sentencing
Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Criminal Law and Procedure
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Mental Health
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
Health Promotion
Human Rights Law
Computer-Human Interaction
Pattern Recognition and Data Mining
Social and Community Psychology
Image Processing
Crime Policy
Natural Language Processing
Forensic Psychology
Access to Justice

Research Objectives

Criminal Justice
Crime Prevention
Mental Health
Legal Processes
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Justice and the Law
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Law Reform
Rehabilitation and Correctional Services
Health Education and Promotion
Law, Politics and Community Services
Health and Support Services
Legislation, Civil and Criminal Codes
Mental Health Services
Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Film and Video Services (excl. Animation and Computer Generated Imagery)
Disability and Functional Capacity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A country not divided: A comparison of public punitiveness in sentencing across Australia; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
A matter of judgement: The effect of information and deliberation on public attitudes to punishment; Punishment and Society: The International Journal of Penology
Aboriginal Young People in the Children’s Court of Western Australia: Findings from the National Assessment of Australian Children’s Courts; University of Western Australia Law Review
Aggravating and mitigating factors in sentencing: Comparing the views of judges and jurors; The Australian Law Journal
Aggravating or mitigating? Comparing judges’ and jurors’ views on four ambiguous sentencing factors; Journal of Judicial Administration
Are Judges out of touch?; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Assessing the risk of Australian indigenous sexual offenders reoffending: a review of the research literature and court decisions; Psychiatry Psychology and Law
Bail, risk and law reform: a review of bail legislation across Australia; Criminal Law Journal
Child Exploitation Material in the Context of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse
Crime victims research project
Enhancing early detection of cognitive impairment in the criminal justice system: feasibility of a proposed method; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Evaluation of an online youth ambassador program to promote mental health; Youth Studies Australia
Exploring the educative role of judges’ sentencing remarks: an analysis of remarks on child exploitation material; Psychiatry Psychology and Law
Fear of Cyber-Identity Theft and Related Fraudulent Activity; Psychiatry Psychology and Law
Increasing knowledge of mental illness through secondary research of electronic health records: opportunities and challenges; Advances in Mental Health
Internet subcultures and pathways to the use of child pornography; Computer Law and Security Review
Jurors' views of suspended sentences; Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Mandatory sentencing? Use [with] discretion; Alternative Law Journal
Measuring jurors’ views on sentencing: Results from the second Australian jury sentencing study; Punishment and Society
Media Usage and Public Confidence in Sentencing in Australia: A National Study; The Courts and the Media: Challenges in the era of digital and social media
Naïve participants in online studies: can research ethically include participants without their consent?; 27th Australian Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (OzCHI 2015)
Outcome measures for evaluating the efficacy of juvenile justice programs; Victoria University Law and Justice Journal
Patterns of ownership of child model sites: Profiling the profiteers and consumers of child exploitation material; First Monday (Chicago)
Personally controlled electronic health records in Australia: challenges in communication of mental health information; Advances in Mental Health
Public preferences for sentencing purposes: What difference does offender age, criminal history and offence type make?; Criminology and Criminal Justice
Sentencing and public confidence: Results from a national Australian survey on public opinions towards sentencing; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Sentencing discounts for delay; Criminal Law Journal
Severe, Recurrent Depression Managed in a Remote Setting via the Internet - An Example of Remote Care Using the HealthSteps System; How to Practice Evidence-Based Psychiatry: Basic Principles and Case Studies
Sexual Offences Against Young People: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Issues Paper No 17
Social Media Sentiment Analysis: A New Empirical Tool for Assessing Public Opinion on Crime?; Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Study of effects of crime
Study of effects of crime
Study of effects of crime
Support networks promoting e-health in youth; the yshareit model; Youth Studies Australia
Tertiary education students' attitudes to the harmfulness of viewing and distributing child pornography; Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
The Efficacy of Juvenile Justice Support Programs: A Desk Top Review
The Static-99 and Static-99-R Norms Project: Developing norms based on Western Australian sex offenders
What Predicts Punitiveness? An Examination of Predictors of Punitive Attitudes towards Offenders in Australia; Psychiatry Psychology and Law
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
You be the judge: no thanks!; Alternative Law Journal
Young people, child pornography, and subcultural norms on the internet; Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Youth Justice and Child Protection: The Children’s Court in Western Australia; Australia’s Children’s Courts Today and Tomorrow
Yshareit A project promoting the use of e-mental health resources amoung young people; Youth Studies Australia

Research Projects

Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sex-offenders in Australia: Assessing risk for practice and policy; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Automated internet warnings to prevent the uploading of child exploitation material produced by children and young adults; Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)
Automated internet warnings to prevent viewing of minor-adult sex images; Australian Research Council (ARC)
CCTV Analysis for Mental Health; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Enhancing Early Detection of Cognitive Impairment in the Criminal Justice System; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Implementation and Evaluation of the Yshareit Virtual Youth Ambassador Program in Tasmania: A Pilot for a National Program; Australian Rotary Health Research Fund (ARHRF)
Implementation and Evaluation of the Yshareit Virtual Youth Ambassador Program in Tasmania: A Pilot for a National Program; Beyondblue (BB)
Preparation of a full application submission for consideration in 2nd Round - K15975 - Headspace Community of Youth Services Tasmanian Consortium Project; Headspace (Headspace)
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: the relevance of Child Exploitation Material
Long-term follow-up of Re-arrests in the Western Australian Population of Sex Offenders: Implications for Dangerous Sex Offender Legislation
National Assessment of Risk Assessment Tools for Sexual Offenders: A Seed Project.

Research Candidate Supervision