Julie is a criminal justice scholar who joined UNSW Law in 2010. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2019. In October 2020 she moved to the position of Honorary Professor. She was foundation co-Director of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (2018-2020). Previously Julie held positions as Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney, and as a senior researcher with the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
Areas of expertise
Julie's research interests include: justice reinvestment, imprisonment, community sanctions, domestic violence, legal responses to violence against women, homicide, restorative justice, and bail; she also has undertaken research on young offenders, and on cross-cultural issues in criminal justice. More generally she is interested in gender and criminal justice.
She is currently a member of the Board of the Law and Justice Foundation and an adviser to ANROWS on the National Community Attitudes to Violence Against Women survey. She was a member of: Advisory Committee of the Institute of Criminology (U Sydney, 1989-2020), the NSW Advisory Panel on Domestic and Family Homicides; the Criminal Justice Sexual Assault Taskforce; and the Department of Corrective Services Institutional Ethics Committee. She has undertaken consultancy research for Legal Aid NSW and several criminal justice agencies.
Key words: Gender and crime, domestic violence, violence against women, justice reinvestment, restorative justice, criminal justice, bail, homicide.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
Julie is a member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Criminology, and the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, and of the Editorial Board for the journals: Women, Law and Human Rights e-journal, Critical Criminology, and Current Issues in Criminal Justice.
ARC DP17 - Addressing the Australian Penal Crisis: Rethinking Community Sanctions (with Eileen Baldry, David Brown, Chris Cunneen & Mel Schwartz).
ARC DP13 - Justice Reinvestment: Conceptual Foundations for Criminal Justice Innovation (with Mel Schwartz, David Brown & Chris Cunneen).
In 2019 Julie was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for her contributions to criminology and domestic violence advocacy.
My Research Supervision
Julie is currently supervising PhD students researching: shifting constructions of sex offenders and coronial processes.