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Helen Cockburn

Executive Officer - Tasmanian Law Reform Institute

Room 1.07, Faculty of Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2069 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7623 (fax)

Helen.James@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

Helen completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Tasmania in 1987, majoring in Japanese and English Literature. For the next 15 years she taught Japanese and raised a family. In 2002 she returned to study, completing a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 2006. In 2012 Helen was awarded a PhD in Law. Her PhD examined the construction of consent in Tasmanian sexual offences trials. She has been employed in various capacities during her years as both an undergraduate and a postgraduate at the Law Faculty. She is a lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence Law, a post-doctoral research fellow engaged on two ARC funded projects examining public attitudes to sentencing and the Executive Officer of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute.

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

LAW257 Criminal Law A (Police Studies)

LAW351 Criminal Law A

LAW352 Criminal Law B and Criminal Procedure

LAW422 Evidence

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Research Fields

  • Criminal Law and Procedure (180110)
  • Law (180199)
  • Criminology (160299)
  • Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation (160202)

Research Impact

  • Justice and the Law (940499)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies (970118)
  • Rehabilitation and Correctional Services (940408)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Law Enforcement (940404)
  • Legal Processes (940406)

Publications

Helen Cockburn, 'Sentencing of Adult Family Violence Offenders', Sentencing Advisory Council (Tas), Final Report No 5 (2015) [Contract Report].

Prichard, J and Matthews, A and Bruno, R and Rayment, K and Cockburn, H (2010) 'Detouring Civil Liberties? Drug-Driving Laws in Australia' 19(2) Griffith Law Review 330.

Total publications

10

Journal Article

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Spiranovic C, Cockburn H, Bartels LM, Julian R, 'Outcome Measures for Evaluating the Efficacy of Juvenile Justice Programs', Victoria University Law and Justice Journal ISSN 2202-7912 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Spiranovic C; Bartels LM; Julian R

2015Prichard P, Watters P, Krone T, Spiranovic C, Cockburn HM, 'Social Media Sentiment Analysis: A New Empirical Tool for Assessing Public Opinion on Crime?', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 27, (2) pp. 217-236. ISSN 1034-5329 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Prichard P; Spiranovic C

2010Prichard JP, Matthews AJ, Bruno RB, Rayment K, James HM, 'Detouring Civil Liberties? Drug-Driving Laws in Australia', Griffith Law Review, 19, (2) pp. 330-349. ISSN 1038-3441 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Prichard JP; Matthews AJ; Bruno RB; Rayment K

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Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Blackwood JB, Warner K, Bradfield R, Cockburn H, Newey B, et al., 'Tasmanian Criminal Law: Text and Cases', University of Tasmania Law Press, Hobart, pp. 533. ISBN 085901701X (2015) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Warner K; Bradfield R; Newey B; Prichard JP

2015Blackwood JB, Warner K, Bradfield R, Cockburn H, Newey B, et al., 'Tasmanian Criminal Law: Text and Cases', University of Tasmania Law Press, Hobart, pp. 1055. ISBN 085901701X (2015) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Warner K; Bradfield R; Newey B; Prichard JP

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Cockburn H, 'Sentencing of Adult Family Violence Offenders', Sentencing Advisory Council, Tasmania (2015) [Contract Report]

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2013Cockburn HM, 'Protecting the Anonymity of Victims of Sexual Crimes, Final Report', Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, Hobart, TLRI Final Report 19 (2013) [Consultants Report]

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Other Public Output

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Cockburn H, 'Glass v Tasmania', Tasmanian Reports 466, Supreme Court of Tasmania, Australia, 22 (2015) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2013Cockburn H, 'Director of Public Prosecutions v Harris', Tasmanian Reports, Supreme Court of Tasmania, Australia, 22, pp. 448-465. (2013) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2013Cockburn H, 'Director of Public Prosecutions V Shaw', Tasmanian Reports 424, Supreme Court of Tasmania, Australia, 22 (2013) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$1,025,000

Projects

Tasmanian Law Reform Institute (2001 - 2019)$1,025,000
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($1,025,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Henning T; Cockburn HM
Period
2001 - 2019