• LLB (Hons.) Auckland University 1971
• Dip. Crim. University of Cambridge 1973
• LLD Auckland University 2010
David Brown is an Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW. For further information please see his Faculty profile.
Emeritus Professor David Brown taught Criminal Law, Advanced Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Crime Prevention, Community Corrections and Penology courses at the University of NSW in Sydney from 1974 to 2008. He is a co-author of the major and innovative Criminal Laws (1990), (2nd edn 1996), (3rd edn 2001) (4th edn 2006) (5th edn 2011) (6th edn 2015) which has become the leading student teaching text in criminal law in universities in NSW. He is very widely published across the broad areas of criminal law, criminal justice, criminology and penology, both in Australia and internationally. He has co-authored or co-edited 14 books; published 41 chapters in books, and 145 articles in journals and in conference proceedings published; given over 178 conference papers or public addresses all over the world; and is a regular media commentator on criminal justice issues.
External Research Funding
Current research in criminalisation; justice reinvestment; criminal law; community sanctions; mass incarceration; criminology and penology.