Faculty of Law

Kate Warner

Kate Warner

Prof Kate Warner

Emeritus Professor

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Faculty of Law Building
Room Reference 1.05
Telephone +61 3 6226 2067
Fax +61 3 6226 7623
Email Kate.Warner@utas.edu.au


  •   Warner K and Davis J, 'Using jurors to explore public attitudes to sentencing' British Journal of Criminology (2012) 52 British Journal of Criminology 93-112.
  •  Gans J, Henning T, Hunter J and Warner K, Criminal Process and Human Rights, Sydney: Federation Press, 2011.
  •    Warner K, 'Equality Before the Law: Racial and social background as sources of mitigation at sentencing' in Roberts J (ed), Punishment – More or Less: The theory and practice of mitigation and aggravation at sentencing, Cambridge University Press, 2011, 124-145.
  •  Davis J, Warner K & Bradfield R, 'Interviewing the jury: Three case studies from the Tasmanian Jury Sentencing Study' in Bartels L and Richards K (eds), Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the field.Sydney: Federation Press, 2011, 25-33.
  •   Mackenzie G, Spiranovic C, Warner K, Stobbs N, Indermaur, D, Roberts L, Broadhurst R, Bouhours T and Gelb, K. (In Press). 'Sentencing and public confidence: Results from a national Australian survey on public opinions towards sentencing'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (accepted 10/08/2011).
  •    Spiranovic C, Roberts L, Indermaur D, Warner K, Gelb, K and Mackenzie G. (In Press). 'Public preferences for sentencing purposes: What difference does offender age, criminal history and offence type make?' Criminology & Criminal Justice (accepted 28/10/2011).
  •   Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2010-2011' (2011) 35 Criminal Law Journal 284-299.
  •    Warner K, Davis J and Underwood P, The Jury Experience: Insights from the Tasmanian Jury Study' (2011) 10(3) The Judicial Review 333-360.
  •     Warner K, Davis J, Walter M, Bradfield R & Vermey R, 'Public judgement on sentencing: Final results from the Tasmanian Jury Sentencing Study' Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No 407 (2011).
  •     Warner K, Davis J, Walter M, Bradfield R and Vermey R, Jury Sentencing Survey, Final Report, Criminology Research Council, 2010 (148 pp).
  •     Warner K, 'Sentencing for Child Pornography' (2010) 84 Australian Law Journal 384-394.
  •     Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2009-2010' (2010) 34 Criminal Law Journal 385-399.                                                                    
  • Warner K, J Davis, M Walter, R Bradfield and R Vermey, 'Gauging public opinion on sentencing: can asking jurors help?' (2009) Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 371.
  • Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2008-2009' (2010) 34 Criminal Law Journal 16-32.
  • D Chappell and P Wilson (eds),  Australian Criminal Justice Butterworths 233-251.
  • K Warner 'Sentencing Review 2007-2008' (2008) Criminal Law Journal 32 368-383.
  •  K Warner 'Mandatory Sentencing and the Role of the Academic' (2007) Criminal Law Forum 18 321- 347.
  • K Warner 'Institutional Architecture' (2005) The Promise of Law Reform Federation Press, B Opeskin and D Weisbrot (eds) 55-71.
  • K Warner 'Sexual Offending: Victim, Gender and Sentencing Dilemmas' (2005) Issues in Australian Criminal Justice D Chappell and P Wilson (eds), Butterworths 233-251.
  • K Warner 'Gang Rape in Sydney: Crime, the media, politics, race and sentencing' (2004) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 37 344-361.
  • K Warner 'Sentencing in Tasmania 2nd ed' (2002) 2nd ed The Federation Press, Sydney 476 pp.


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I am a graduate of the University of Tasmania receiving an honours degree in law in 1970 and an LLM by thesis in 1978. I began working full time as a lecturer in the Law Faculty in 1981 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1989, Associate Professor in 1993 and to Professor in 1996. I was the first woman Dean of the Law Faculty (1992-1994) and was Head of School from 1994-1997. In 2002 I was appointed as Director of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute which is based at the Law Faculty. In 2006 I was awarded the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for the best article in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology in 2004-2005 and in 2007 I was made a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. In 2009 I was awarded a Fellowship at All Souls College Oxford for Michaelmas Term 2009.

Units Taught

LAW257 Criminal Law A
LAW258 Criminal Law B
LAW422 Evidence
LAW688 Sentencing
LAW638 Criminology