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Kate Warner

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Kate Warner

Emeritus Professor

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Kate Warner is an Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania where she taught Criminal Law and Criminology before her appointment as Governor of Tasmania in December 2014.  She was Director of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute from 2002 until 2014. She has served as Dean of the Faculty of Law and Head of Department in the Law School and on numerous boards including the Sentencing Advisory Council (Tasmania). She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Biography

Kate graduated from the University of Tasmania receiving an honours degree in law in 1970 and an LLM by thesis in 1978. She 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. She was the first woman Dean of the Law Faculty (1992-1994) and was Head of School from 1994-1997. In 2012 she was a awarded the Distinguished Service Medal at the University of Tasmania and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2016 for significant service to the law.

She is a national and international recognised expert in sentencing in Australia. This recognition is based on her outstanding publication record and awards. In 2006 Kate was awarded the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award for the best article in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Her book, Sentencing in Tasmania (2002) is used daily in Tasmanian courts in sentencing submissions.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
LLMA Study of Presentence Psychiatric Reports in TasmaniaUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1978
LLB (Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia1970

Memberships

Professional practice

Admission as a legal practitioner, Tasmania, 1971

Committee associations

  • Member of the Board of Legal Education (1991 to 2014)
  • Member of the Council of Law Reporting (1991-to 2014)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • Advisory Committee, Institute for the Study of Social Change
  • Chair, Advisory Committee for Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment

Other

  • Commissioner, Tasmanian Gaming Commission (2001 to 2014)
  • Member, Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council (2010 to 2014)
  • Member, Parole Board in Tasmania (1991-1999)

Administrative expertise

Kate was the foundation Director of the Tasmania Law Reform Institute from 2002 to 2014 during which she oversaw some twenty projects. She has served as Dean of the Law Faculty and Head of School and administered a number of Australian Research Council and other research projects as first named Chief Investigator.

Teaching

Teaching expertise

Kate's teaching expertise is in the area of Criminal Law, Evidence, Criminology and Sentencing.

Research Invitations

Keynote: 'Recent Findings from the Victorian Jury Sentence Study' Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Hobart, 1 December 2016.

Keynote: 'Theories of Sentencing: Punishment and the Deterrent Value of Sentencing', Sentencing from theory to practice, Australian National University and National Judicial College Sentencing Conference, 8-9 February 2014, Canberra http://njca.com.au/program/anu-njca-conference-on-sentencing/

Kate has assisted other law reform bodies nationally including the New South Wales Law Reform Commission and the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). She was an Advisory Committee Member on the ALRC's sentencing reference (2004-2006).

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Expertise

Law Reform, Sentencing, and Criminal Justice

Research Themes

Kate's research aligns with the University's research theme ofCreativity, Culture and Society.

Collaboration

Kate has collaborated with scholars from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Criminal Law and Criminology in Freiburg on two projects and book projects with scholars from Oxford University. Currently she has a partnerships with a number of Australian bodies in a linkage grant including the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council and the ACT Victims of Crime Commissioner.

Awards

  • 2013: UTAS Distinguished Service Medal
  • 2013: Women Lawyers Award for Leadership.
  • 2007: Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law 
  • 2006: Allan Bartholomew Award for the best article in the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology in 2004 - 2005. See Warner K, 'Gang Rape in Sydney: Crime, the Media, Politics, Race and Sentencing' (2004) 37 Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology 344-361.  doi:10.1375/0004865042194421

Current projects

Kate's most recent research seeks to address the significant problem that arises when misconceptions about public opinion lead to costly and ineffective policy responses by governments. This research uses a novel and innovative method to gain a better understanding of the complexities of public perceptions about sentencing and criminal punishment that can in turn inform criminal justice practices and avoid the unnecessary social and economic consequences of harsher sentencing.

Public opinion polls suggest that sentences are too lenient and judges are out of touch leading to pressure for costly punitive sentencing regimes. While alternative research methods (e.g. vignettes) suggest that surveys exaggerate public punitiveness, they can lack credibility with the public and politicians as well as real world validity. Two current ARC projects are using jurors in real cases to inform judgements on sentencing issues. They build on a smaller Criminology Research Council project which used a sample of Tasmanian jurors (see for an overview of findings: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/401-420/tandi407.html) . The outcomes will be greater insights into the contradictions and complexities of public perceptions about sentencing to inform judicial practice and policy developments, thereby avoiding costly and ineffective policy responses and improving public confidence in the criminal justice system.

Fields of Research

  • Public law (480799)
  • Criminal law (480401)
  • Other law and legal studies (489999)
  • Courts and sentencing (440203)
  • Criminology (440299)
  • Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems) (480504)
  • Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation (440202)
  • Causes and prevention of crime (440201)
  • Medical and health law (480412)
  • Environmental assessment and monitoring (410402)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Access to justice (480501)
  • Law and society and socio-legal research (480405)
  • Property law (excl. intellectual property law) (480604)
  • Litigation, adjudication and dispute resolution (480506)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Information systems (460999)
  • Crime policy (440702)
  • Other information and computing sciences (469999)
  • Commercial law (480102)

Research Objectives

  • Justice and the law (230499)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Criminal justice (230403)
  • Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies (280117)
  • Legal processes (230406)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Rehabilitation and correctional services (230408)
  • Law enforcement (230404)
  • Law reform (230405)
  • Environmental policy, legislation and standards (190299)
  • Teaching and curriculum (160399)
  • Legislation, civil and criminal codes (230407)
  • Crime prevention (230402)
  • Other information and communication services (229999)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Information systems, technologies and services (220499)

Publications

Kate's most significant contributions to sentencing scholarship include journal articles and book chapters on sentencing including the 'Sentencing Review' for the Criminal Law Journal, published annually since 1998.

Kate has made significant contributions to law reform bodies over many years including on sexual assault law reform and on sentencing issues, starting with researching and writing papers on fines for the Tasmanian Law Reform Commission in the 1980s, the Sentencing Final Report for the Tasmania Law Reform Institute in 2008 and assisting the New South Wales Law Reform Commission and the Australian Law Reform Commission with sentencing references. In 2010 she was appointed a member of the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council and has actively assisted with its work and has jointly authored a research paper for the Council.

Kate sits on the editorial boards of leading academic journals, including the Current Issues in Criminal Justice, as well as Women Against Violence: A Feminist JournalCriminal Law Journal, and the Bond University Law Review. She has reviewed articles for Criminal Law Journal, the University of Sydney Law Review, the Melbourne University Law Review, the University of New South Wales Law Review, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminologyand for theNew South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

Total publications

148

Highlighted publications

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2004Journal ArticleWarner K, 'Gang rape in Sydney: Crime, the media, politics, race and sentencing', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 37, (3) pp. 344-361. ISSN 0004-8658 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1375/0004865042194421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 30

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2003Journal ArticleWarner K, 'The Role of Guideline Judgments in the Law and Order Debate in Australia', Criminal Law Journal, 27, (1) pp. 8-22. ISSN 0314-1160 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Chapter in BookWarner K, 'Sentencing Sexual Offenders in the UK and Australia', Sentencing and Society: International Perspectives, Ashgate Publishing Limited, C Tata and N Hutton (ed), Aldershot, pp. 504-527. ISBN 0-7546-21839 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002BookWarner K, Henning T, Davis J, Porter D, 'Sentencing in Tasmania', The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 476. ISBN 1862873488 (2002) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Henning T; Davis J

2000Journal ArticleWarner K, 'Sentencing in Cases of Marital Rape: Towards Changing the Male Imagination', Legal Studies, 20, (4) pp. 593-611. ISSN 0261-3875 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Journal Article

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2020Bartels L, Gelb K, Spiranovic C, Warner K, Roberts L, et al., 'What does the public think about sex offender registers? Findings from a national Australian study', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law pp. 1-16. ISSN 1321-8719 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2020.1805813 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bartels L; Spiranovic C

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2020Nicol D, Joly Y, Kaye J, Knoppers B, Meslin EM, et al., 'Don Chalmers: His contributions to legal research and education, health law, and research ethics, locally and globally', Journal of Law and Medicine, 28 pp. 289-297. ISSN 1320-159X (2020) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; Nielsen J; Otlowski M

2020Warner K, Spiranovic C, Bartels L, Roberts L, Gelb K, 'Juror and community views of the guilty plea sentencing discount: findings from a national Australian study', Criminology & Criminal Justice pp. 1-19. ISSN 1748-8958 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1748895820956703 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Spiranovic C

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2019Warner K, Davis J, Spiranovic C, Cockburn H, Freiberg A, 'Why sentence? Comparing the views of jurors, judges and the legislature on the purposes of sentencing in Victoria, Australia', Criminology & Criminal Justice, 19, (1) pp. 26-44. ISSN 1748-8966 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1748895817738557 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Spiranovic C; Cockburn H

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2018Freiberg A, Warner K, Spiranovic C, Davis J, 'You be the judge: no thanks!', Alternative Law Journal, 43, (3) pp. 154-159. ISSN 1037-969X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1037969X18792109 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Spiranovic C

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2018Warner K, Davis J, Freiberg A, Spiranovic C, 'Sentencing discounts for delay', Criminal Law Journal, 42, (1) pp. 22-33. ISSN 0314-1160 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Spiranovic C

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2018Warner K, Davis J, Freiberg A, Spriranovic C, Cockburn H, 'Aggravating and mitigating factors in sentencing: comparing the views of judges and jurors', Australian Law Journal, 92, (5) pp. 374-391. ISSN 0004-9611 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Spriranovic C; Cockburn H

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2018Warner K, Spiranovic C, Freiberg A, Davis J, 'Mandatory sentencing? Use [with] discretion', Alternative Law Journal, 43, (4) pp. 289-294. ISSN 1037-969X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1037969X18793967 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Spiranovic C

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2018Warner K, Spiranovic C, Freiberg A, Davis J, Bartels L, 'Aggravating or mitigating? Comparing judges' and jurors' views on four ambiguous sentencing factors', Journal of Judicial Administration, 28, (1) pp. 51-66. ISSN 1036-7918 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Spiranovic C

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2017Warner K, Davis J, Cockburn H, 'The purposes of punishment: how do judges apply a legislative statement of sentencing purposes', Criminal Law Journal, 41, (2) pp. 69-85. ISSN 0314-1160 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Cockburn H

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2017Warner K, Davis J, Spiranovic C, Cockburn H, Freiberg A, 'Measuring jurors' views on sentencing: Results from the second Australian jury sentencing study', Punishment and Society, 19, (2) pp. 180-202. ISSN 1462-4745 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1462474516660697 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 23

Co-authors: Spiranovic C; Cockburn H

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2017Warner Kate, Davis J, Cockburn H, 'The purposes of punishment: how do judges apply a legislative statement of sentencing purposes?', Criminal Law Journal, 41 pp. 69-85. ISSN 0314-1160 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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2015Warner K, Bartels L, 'Juvenile sex offending: its prevalence and the criminal justice response', UNSW Law Journal, 38, (1) pp. 48-75. ISSN 0313-0096 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Bartels L

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2014Bartels L, Warner K, Zdenkowski G, 'National research with jurors on sentences for sexual offenders', Judicial Officers' Bulletin, 26, (2) pp. 9-12. ISSN 1036-1294 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Zdenkowski G

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2014Warner K, 'The Australian national jury sex offence sentencing study', The Judicial Review: Selected Papers, 11 pp. 459-480. ISSN 1038-8559 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Warner K, 'Sentencing review 2013-2014', Criminal Law Journal, 38, (6) pp. 364-379. ISSN 0314-1160 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Warner K, Davis J, Walter MM, Spiranovic CA, 'Are Judges out of touch?', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 25, (3) pp. 729-744. ISSN 1034-5329 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Walter MM; Spiranovic CA

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2014Warner K, Spiranovic CA, 'Jurors' views of suspended sentences', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 47, (1) pp. 141-159. ISSN 0004-8658 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0004865813497731 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Spiranovic CA

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2013Warner K, 'Setting the boundaries of child sexual assault: consent and mistake as to age defences', Melbourne University Law Review, 36, (3) pp. 1009-1036. ISSN 0025-8938 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

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2013Warner K, 'Sentencing review 2012-2013', Criminal Law Journal, 37, (6) pp. 390-404. ISSN 0314-1160 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2013Warner K, Davis J, 'Involving juries in sentencing : insights from the Tasmanian jury study', Criminal Law Journal, 37, (4) pp. 246-256. ISSN 0314-1160 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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2012Mackenzie G, Spiranovic C, Warner K, Stobbs N, Gelb K, et al., 'Sentencing and public confidence: Results from a national Australian survey on public opinions towards sentencing', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 45, (1) pp. 45-65. ISSN 1837-9273 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0004865811431328 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Spiranovic C

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2012Spiranovic CA, Roberts LD, Indermaur D, Warner K, Gelb K, et al., 'Public preferences for sentencing purposes: What difference does offender age, criminal history and offence type make?', Criminology and Criminal Justice, 12, (3) pp. 289-306. ISSN 1748-8958 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1748895811431847 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Spiranovic CA

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2012Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2011-2012', Criminal Law Journal, 36 pp. 384-394. ISSN 0314-1160 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2012Warner K, Davis J, 'Using jurors to explore public attitudes to sentencing', British Journal of Criminology, 52, (1) pp. 93-112. ISSN 0007-0955 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/bjc/azr066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 25

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2011Warner K, 'Sentencing review 2010-2011', Criminal Law Journal, 35, (5) pp. 284-299. ISSN 0314-1160 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Warner K, Davis J, Underwood P, 'The jury experience: insights from the Tasmanian jury study', The Judicial Review: Selected Papers, 10, (3) pp. 333-360. ISSN 1038-8559 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Warner K, Davis J, Walter M, Bradfield R, Vermey R, 'Public judgement on sentencing: Final results from the Tasmanian Jury Sentencing Study', Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, (407) pp. 1-6. ISSN 1836-2206 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Walter M; Bradfield R; Vermey R

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2010Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2008-2009', Criminal Law Journal, 34, (1) pp. 16-32. ISSN 0314-1160 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Warner K, 'Sentencing for child pornography', Australian Law Journal, 84, (6) pp. 384-395. ISSN 0004-9611 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2009-2010', Criminal Law Journal, 34, (6) pp. 385-399. ISSN 0314-1160 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2010Warner K, 'Theft of Cultural Heritage: R v Hakimzadeh', Art, Antiquity, and Law, XV, (1) pp. 95-97. ISSN 1362-2331 (2010) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2009Warner K, Davis J, Walter MM, Bradfield RJ, Vermey R, 'Gauging public opinion on sentencing: can asking jurors help?', Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, (371) pp. 1-6. ISSN 0817-8542 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Walter MM; Bradfield RJ; Vermey R

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2008Warner K, 'Sentencing review 2007-2008', Criminal Law Journal, 32 pp. 368-383. ISSN 0314-1160 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2007Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2006-2007', Criminal Law Journal, 31, (6) pp. 359-368. ISSN 0314-1160 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2007Warner K, 'Mandatory Sentencing and the Role of the Academic', Criminal Law Forum, 18, (3-4) pp. 321-347. ISSN 1046-8374 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10609-007-9043-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2006Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2005-2006', Criminal Law Journal, 30, (6) pp. 373-390. ISSN 0314-1160 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Warner K, 'Sentencing scholarship in Australia', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18, (2) pp. 25. ISSN 1034-5329 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2005Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2004-2005', Criminal Law Journal, 29, (6) pp. 355-367. ISSN 0314-1160 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2003-2004: Part II', Criminal Law Journal, 29, (1) pp. 46-54. ISSN 0314-1160 (2005) [Refereed Article]

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2005Warner K, 'The Institute Model of Law Reform', Australian Law Librarian, 13, (4) pp. 40-44. ISSN 1039-0616 (2005) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2004Warner K, 'Gang rape in Sydney: Crime, the media, politics, race and sentencing', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 37, (3) pp. 344-361. ISSN 0004-8658 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1375/0004865042194421 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 30

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2004Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2003-2004: Part 1', Criminal Law Journal, 28, (6) pp. 365-375. ISSN 0314-1160 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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2003Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2002-2003', Criminal Law Journal, 27, (6) pp. 325-340. ISSN 0314-1160 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Warner K, 'The Role of Guideline Judgments in the Law and Order Debate in Australia', Criminal Law Journal, 27, (1) pp. 8-22. ISSN 0314-1160 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Warner K, Rudolf JL, 'Mandatory Compensation Orders for Crime Victims and the Rhetoric of Restorative Justice', The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 36, (1) pp. 60-76. ISSN 0004-8658 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1375/000486503764805220 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Rudolf JL

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2002Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2001-2002', Criminal Law Journal, 26, (6) pp. 349-361. ISSN 0314-1160 (2002) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2002Warner K, 'Wong and Leung', Criminal Law Journal, 26, (1) pp. 59-61. ISSN 0314-1160 (2002) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2001Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 2000-2001', Criminal Law Journal, 25, (6) pp. 332-344. ISSN 0314-1160 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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2000Warner K, 'Sentencing in Cases of Marital Rape: Towards Changing the Male Imagination', Legal Studies, 20, (4) pp. 593-611. ISSN 0261-3875 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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2000Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 1999', Criminal Law Journal, 24, (6) pp. 355-369. ISSN 0314-1160 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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1999Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 1998', Criminal Law Review, 23, (6) pp. 364-375. ISSN 0314-1160 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 1997', Criminal Law Journal, 22, (5) pp. 282-295. ISSN 0314-1160 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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1997Warner K, 'Inkson', Criminal Law Journal, 21, (3) pp. 163-166. ISSN 0314-1160 (1997) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Book

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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: Bradfield R; Cockburn H; 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: Bradfield R; Cockburn H; Newey B; Prichard JP

2011Gans J, Henning T, Hunter J, Warner K, 'Criminal Process and Human Rights', The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 518. ISBN 978-186287-838-9 (2011) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Henning T

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2002Warner K, Henning T, Davis J, Porter D, 'Sentencing in Tasmania', The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 476. ISBN 1862873488 (2002) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Henning T; Davis J

1997Blackwood JB, Warner K, 'Tasmanian Criminal Law: Text and Cases', University of Tasmania Law Press, Hobart, pp. 486. ISBN 0-85901-701-X (1997) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Blackwood JB

1997Blackwood JB, Warner K, 'Tasmanian Criminal Law: Text and Cases', University of Tasmania Law Press, Hobart, pp. 486. ISBN 0-85901-701-X (1997) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Blackwood JB

Chapter in Book

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2014Warner K, 'Lessons from a small University-based law reform body in Australia', Reforming Law Reform: Perspectives from Hong Kong and Beyond, Hong Kong University Press, Michael Tilbury, Simon N.M. Young, Ludwig Ng (ed), United States, pp. 113-131. ISBN 9789888208241 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Mackenzie G, Spiranovic CA, Warner K, '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, Halstead Press, P Keyzer, J Johnston and M Pearson (ed), Sydney, Australia, pp. 150-159. ISBN 978-1-920831-93-6 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Warner K, 'Equality Before the Law and Equal Impact of Sanctions: Doing Justice to Differences in Wealth and Employment Status', Principles and Values in Criminal Justice: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ashworth, Oxford University Press, L Zedner and JV Roberts (ed), Oxford, pp. 225-243. ISBN 9780199696796 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Davis J, Warner K, Bradfield R, 'Interviewing the jury: Three case studies from the Tasmanian jury sentencing study', Qualitative Criminology: Stories from the field, Hawkins Press, L Bartles and K Richards (ed), Sydney, pp. 25-33. ISBN 9781876067243 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Davis J; Bradfield R

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2011Warner K, 'Equality Before the Law: Racial and Social Background Factors as Sources of Mitigation at Sentencing', Mitigation and Aggravation at Sentencing, Cambridge University Press, JV Roberts (ed), New York, pp. 124-145. ISBN 978-0-521-19780-9 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Warner K, Henning T, 'The Criminal Process and Sentencing', Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology, Lawbook Co, Andrew Goldsmith, Mark Israel, Kathleen Daly (ed), Sydney, pp. 305-328. ISBN 0 455 22256 8 (2006) [Revised Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Henning T

2005Warner K, 'Institutional Architecture', The Promise of Law Reform, Federation Press, Brian Opeskin, David Weisbrot (ed), Sydney, pp. 55-71. ISBN 1-86287-584-7 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Warner K, 'Sexual Offending: Victim, Gender and Sentencing Dilemmas', Issues in Australian Crime and Criminal Justice, LexisNexis Butterworths, Duncan Chappell and Paul Wilson (ed), Sydney, pp. 233-251. ISBN 0-409-32128-1 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Warner K, 'The Punishment of Serious Crimes in Australia', The Punishment of Serious Crimes, Max-Planck-Institut, Ulrich Sieber (ed), Freiburg, pp. 2-22. ISBN 3-86113-885-9 (2004) [Other Book Chapter]

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2003Henning T, Warner K, 'The Criminal Process and Sentencing', Crime and Justice, An Australian Textbook in Criminology, Lawbook Co, Andrew Goldsmith, Mark Israel, Kathleen Daly (ed), Sydney, pp. 263-283. ISBN 0455218315 (2003) [Other Book Chapter]

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2002Warner K, 'Sentencing Sexual Offenders in the UK and Australia', Sentencing and Society: International Perspectives, Ashgate Publishing Limited, C Tata and N Hutton (ed), Aldershot, pp. 504-527. ISBN 0-7546-21839 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing for Rape', Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform & Australian Culture, Federation Press, Easteal, P (ed), Sydney, pp. 174-190. ISBN 1-86287-304-6 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Purpose and Goals', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Frekelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 11-20. ISBN 0-455-21107-8 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Non-Custodial Orders', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Frekelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 21-53. ISBN 0-455-21107-8 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Fines', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Frekelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 55-61. ISBN 0-455-21107-8 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Custodial Orders', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Frekelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 63-77. ISBN 0-455-21107-8 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Restitution and Compensation', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Frekelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 79-88. ISBN 0-455-21107-8 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Licence Disqualification', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Frekelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 89-90. ISBN 0-455-21107-8 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Sentencing Procedures Arising Out of the Presence of Parents', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Frekelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 91-104. ISBN 0-455-21107-8 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1997Warner K, 'Purpose of Sentencing - Goals of Sentencing', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Freckelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 11-46. ISBN 0-455-21110-8 (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

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1997Warner K, 'Sentencing Juvenile Offenders', Juvenile Crime, Justice & Corrections, Addison Wesley Longman Australia Pty Ltd, Borowski, A; O'Connor, I (ed), South Melbourne, pp. 307-325. ISBN 0-582-80365-9 (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

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1997Warner K, 'Australia', Reparation in Criminal Law: Internal Perspectives, Max-Plank Institut fur auslandisches, Albin Eser & Susanne Walther (ed), Freiburg, pp. 155-317. ISBN 3-86113-971-5 (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

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1997Warner K, 'Purpose of Sentencing - Limiting Principles', Laws of Australia, LBC Information Services, Freckelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 47-54. ISBN 0-455-21110-8 (1997) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Sexual Offences - Rape and Like Offences', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Fairall, P (ed), Sydney, pp. 9-36. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Interpretation of Penalty Provisions - The General Principle', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 9-10. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Relevant Factors - Nature of Offence', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 9-49. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Interpretation of Penalty Provisions - Maximum and Mandatory Penalties', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 11-15. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Interpretation of Penalty Provisions - Second Offences or Convictions', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 17-18. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Interpretation of Penalty Provisions - Effect of Repeal, Amendment or Judicial Decisions', Laws of Australia, Law Book Cmpany, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 19-24. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Interpretation of Penalty Provisions - Double Punishment', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 25-39. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Relevant Factors - Nature of the Offender', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckelton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 51-116. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Relevant Factors - Response to the Charges', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 117-162. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Relevant Factors - Effect of Offence and Sanction', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 163-172. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Relevant Factors - The Relevance of the Sentance Imposed on a Co-offender', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Freckleton, I (ed), Sydney, pp. 173-180. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Sexual Offences - Indecent Assault and Related Offences', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Fairall, P (ed), Sydney, pp. 37-52. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Sexual Offences - Acts with Intent to Commit Sexual Acts', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Fairall, P (ed), Sydney, pp. 53-59. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Sexual Offences - Abduction', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Fairall, P (ed), Sydney, pp. 61-105. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, 'Sexual Offences - Sexual Transmission of Disease', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Fairall, P (ed), Sydney, pp. 106-118. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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1996Warner K, Lansdell G, 'Sexual Offences - Other Sexual Offences against Public Morality', Laws of Australia, Law Book Company, Fairall, P (ed), Sydney, pp. 33. (1996) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1998Warner K, 'Sentencing of Children - Introduction', Laws of Australia, 12, (1) pp. 7-10. (1998) [Other Review]

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1997Warner K, 'Sentencing Review 1996', Criminal Law Journal, 21, (4) pp. 217-230. (1997) [Review Several Works]

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1997Warner K, 'Purpose of Sentencing - Introduction', Laws of Australia, 12, (1) pp. 7-10. (1997) [Other Review]

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1996Warner K, Lansdell G, 'Sexual Offences - Acts with Intent to Commit Sexual Acts', Laws of Australia, 10.3, (1) pp. 53-59. (1996) [Review Single Work]

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1996Warner K, Lansdell G, 'Sexual Offences - Other Sexual Offences against Public Morality', Laws of Australia, 10.3, (1) pp. 65-97. (1996) [Substantial Review]

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Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Warner K, 'Confessions and Reflections of 40 Years of Teaching', Teaching Matters 2015, 2nd December, Hobart (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2014Warner K, 'Theories of Sentencing: Punishment and the Deterrent Value of Sentencing', Sentencing from theory to practice, Australian National University and National Judicial, 8-9 February, Canberra (2014) [Keynote Presentation]

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2000Warner K, 'Young People and Crime: Myth versus Reality', Young People and Crime: Breaking the Cycle, 10 February 2000, Glenorchy, pp. 1-5. (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1996Warner K, 'The Implications of Victim-oriented Developments in the Criminal Justice System for Female Victims', International Victimology: 8th International Symposium, Victoria, pp. 177-191. (1996) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1996Warner K, '8th International Symposium on Victimology', 8th International Symposium on Victimology, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 177-191. (1996) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1996Warner K, 'Sentencing the Violence Spouse', Symposium on Violence: It's Meaning and Management, Victoria, pp. 107-117. (1996) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1995Warner K, 'Republicanism', Australasian Law Teacher's Association Conference, Hobart, pp. 14-73. (1995) [Chair National Conference]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(24 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Jago C, Warner K, Henning T, 'Bullying: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 22', Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Tasmania, January (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Jago C; Henning T

2015Jago C, Warner K, Henning T, 'Bullying: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Issues Paper No 21', Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Tasmania, May (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Jago C; Henning T

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2013Cockburn H, Zdenkowski G, Warner K, 'Protecting the Anonymity of Victims of Sexual Crimes: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 19', Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Hobart, Tasmania, November (2013) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Cockburn H; Zdenkowski G

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2013Gregg L, Warner Kate, Prichard J, 'Assaults on Emergency Service Workers', Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Tasmania, 8 (2013) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Gregg L; Prichard J

2012Henning T, Warner K, 'Sexual Offences against Young People: Final Report No 18', Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, Hobart (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Henning T

2012Marshall W, Zdenkowski G, Warner K, 'Non-Therapeutic Male Circumcision', Tasmanian Commissioner for Children, Tasmania, 17 (2012) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Marshall W; Zdenkowski G

2012Warner K, Cockburn H, Shirley P, Rudolf J, 'Sexual Offences Against Young People: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Report No 18', Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Hobart, Tasmania, October (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Cockburn H; Shirley P; Rudolf J

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2012Warner K, Stewart K, Spiranovic C, 'Sexual Offences Against Young People: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Final Issues Paper No 17', Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Hobart, Tasmania, May (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Stewart K; Spiranovic C

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2012Zdenkowski G, Stewart K, Warner K, 'Protecting the Anonymity of the Victims of Sexual Crimes: Tasmania Law Reform Institute Issues Paper No 18', Tasmanian Attorney-General's Department, Tasmania, August (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Zdenkowski G; Stewart K

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2010Warner K, Davis Julia, Walter MM, Bradfield RJ, Vermey R, 'Jury Sentencing Survey ', Criminology Research Council, Canberra (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Davis Julia; Walter MM; Bradfield RJ; Vermey R

2007Warner K, Bradfield RJ, Cuthbertson K, 'Criminal Liability of drivers who fall asleep causing motor vehicle crashes resulting in death or other serious injury: Jiminez', Tasmanian State Government (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Bradfield RJ; Cuthbertson K

2006Warner K, Sherwood S, 'Firearms legislation in Australia a Decade after the Nationwide Agreement', National Coalition of Gun Control (2006) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Sherwood S

2006Warner K, Stojcevski V, 'The Establishment of a Drug Court Pilot in Tasmania', Tasmanian Government, 2 (2006) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Stojcevski V

2005Henning T, Warner K, Rudolf JL, Hemming C, 'Warnings in sexual offences cases relating to delay in complaint', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Issue Paper No. 8 (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Henning T; Rudolf JL; Hemming C

2005Warner K, Rudolf JL, Bradfield RJ, 'Intoxication and criminal responsibility', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Issue Paper No. 7 (2005) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rudolf JL; Bradfield RJ

2004Warner K, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, 'Offending while on bail', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 1 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Chalmers DRC; Henning T; Rudolf JL

2004Warner K, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, Mackie KF, 'The Forfeiture Rule', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 6 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Chalmers DRC; Henning T; Rudolf JL; Mackie KF

2004Warner K, Griggs LD, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, 'Vendor Disclosure', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 5 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Griggs LD; Chalmers DRC; Henning T; Rudolf JL

2004Warner K, Griggs LD, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, 'Vendor Disclosure', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 6 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Griggs LD; Chalmers DRC; Henning T; Rudolf JL

2003Warner K, 'The Forfeiture Rule', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 5 (2003) [Contract Report]

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2003Warner K, Buxton CL, 'Adoption by same sex couples: TLRI Report No. 4', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 4 (2003) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Buxton CL

2002Warner K, 'Sentencing', Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, 2 (2002) [Consultants Report]

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2002Warner K, Rudolf JL, Henning T, 'Custody, Arrest and Police Bail', Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, 1 (2002) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Rudolf JL; Henning T

2002Warner K, Rudolf JL, Henning T, 'Physical Punishment of Children', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 3 (2002) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Rudolf JL; Henning T

Major Creative Work

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Warner K, 'Sentencing Final Report No. 11 - Tasmania Law Reform Institute', Tasmanian Government, Tasmania, pp. 374 (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Warner K, Bradfield RJ, Rudolf JL, 'Criminal Liability of Organisations', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, Australia, 1, pp. 123 (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Bradfield RJ; Rudolf JL

2006Warner K, Bradfield RJ, 'Intoxication and Criminal Responsibility', Tasmanian State Government, Tasmania, Australia, 1, pp. 162 (2006) [Published Creative Work]

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Co-authors: Bradfield RJ

2003Warner K, 'Adoption by same sex couples: TLRI Report No.2', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Tasmania, 1, pp. 119 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Warner K, 'Physical Punishment of Children', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Tasmania, 1, pp. 75 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Warner K, 'Report on the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1995', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Tasmania, 1, pp. 33 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Warner K, 'Custody, Arrest and Police Bail', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Tasmania, 1, pp. 37 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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Other Public Output

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Warner K, 'It's up to all of us to act to end the violence', Sunday Tasmanian, Fairfax Media, Tasmania, Feb 14 (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2013Warner K, 'Sex Offence Sentencing', Research paper, Sentencing Advisory Council, Tasmanian Govenment, Australia (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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2012Gregg L, Warner K, Prichard J, 'Arson and Deliberately Lit Fires', Final Report No.1, Sentencing Advisory Council, State of Tasmania - Department of Justice, Tasmania, 1, pp. 1-70. (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Prichard J

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2008Warner K, 'Sentencing', Final Report No 11, Tasmania Law Reform Institute, Tasmania (2008) [Government or Industry Research]

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2007Atkins KM, Coady DA, Crowley CM, Gale F, Henning T, et al., 'Academics lash Lennon 'ethics'', The Mercury, News Limited, Hobart, 24 March 2007 (2007) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Atkins KM; Coady DA; Crowley CM; Gale F; Henning T; Lawrence PM; Lockwood M; Malpas J; Snell RD; Stamm M; Stokes MD; Stratford E; White RD

1999Warner K, 'Evaluation of the Introduction of Tasmanian Firearm Control Legislation', Evaluation of the Introduction of Tasmanian Firearm Control Legislation, Criminology Research Council, Griffith, ACT, 1, 1 (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Kate has secured over $1 million in competitive research grants over the last 10 years including four ARC grants, three as first named Chief Investigator.  In addition she was first named Chief Investigator on a successful grant from the Criminology Research Council in 2006. She has also received seed funding from the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) which led to the successful Linkage Grant in 2013 with the AIJA as a linkage partner. She has collaborated with government departments in much of her research. Kate has also successfully applied for Law Foundation funding to provide additional support for a number of projects for the Tasmania Law Reform Institute.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

18

Total funding

$1,745,375

Projects

Using jurors to gauge informed public opinion on sentencing. (2013 - 2015)$400,000
Description
Public opinion polls suggest that sentences are too lenient and judges are out of touch leading to pressure for costly punitive sentencing regimes. While alternative research methods (e.g. vignettes) suggest that surveys exaggerate public punitiveness, they can lack credibility with the public and politicians, as well as real-world validity. This project will use jurors in real cases to inform judgements on sentencing issues. The outcomes will be greater insights into the contradictions and complexities of public perceptions about sentencing to inform judicial practice and policy developments, thereby avoiding costly and ineffective policy responses and improving public confidence in the criminal justice system.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($400,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Davis J; Freiberg A
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
DP130101054
Gauging informed public opinion on sentencing sex offenders: a national study (2013 - 2016)$252,125
Description
The media consistently claim that the public wants tougher sentences for sex offenders and politicians often respond by passing punitive sentencing measures like mandatory penalties. While general public opinion surveys support the claim that sentences are generally too lenient, more sophisticated research suggests that the existence of a punitive public is a myth and is largely the product of the way these surveys are conducted. However, there is a lack of research on how informed members of the public view the seriousness of sex crimes. This national study aims to remedy this lack and assist public policy makers and sentencing judges by using jurors in sex offence trials to explore and compare public preferences across Australia.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($252,125)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Bartels L; Davis J; Freiberg A; Mackenzie G; Plater David; Roberts Lynne; Zdenkowski G
Period
2013 - 2016
Grant Reference
LP130100083
Internet Child Pornography: Exploration into Perceived Harms and Effectiveness of Demand Reduction Strategies (2012)$32,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($32,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Prichard JP; Warner Kate; Lueg C
Year
2012
Using Jurors to Gauge Informed Public Opinion on Sentencing (2012)$10,000
Funding
Australasian Institute for Judicial Administration ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Seeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Spiranovic CA
Year
2012
The Law of Easements in Tasmania (2010)$13,000
Funding
Law Foundation of Tasmania ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate
Year
2010
Sentencing and Public Confidence; Public Perceptions and the Role of the Public in Sentencing Practice and Policy (2008 - 2010)$600,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($600,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Southern Queensland
Research Team
Mackenzie GI; Indermaur D; Broadhurst RG; Warner Kate; Roberts LD; Stobbs N
Period
2008 - 2010
Grant Reference
DP0878042
Jury Sentencing Survey (2007 - 2010)$158,225
Funding
Criminology Research Council ($158,225)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Davis J; Walter MM; Bradfield RJ
Period
2007 - 2010
Firearms Legislation Review (2006)$10,000
Funding
National Coalition of Gun Control ($10,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate
Year
2006
An Evaluation of Suspended Sentences (2003 - 2006)$89,289
Funding
Australian Research Council ($69,098)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2 APA(I)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Henning T; Bingham R
Period
2003 - 2006
Grant Reference
LP0349240
2000 Supplementary Grant (2000)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate
Year
2000
1999 Supplementary Funding (1999)$15,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate
Year
1999
Supplementary Funding (1998)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Henning T
Year
1998
Control of the conduct of sexual assault trials in Tasmania: have the 1987 legislative reforms achieved their objective? (1997 - 1999)$79,323
Funding
Australian Research Council ($79,323)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Henning T; Warner Kate
Period
1997 - 1999
Grant Reference
A59702993
A study of the legal response to reported incidents of domestic violence (1994)$11,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($11,500)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Henning T
Year
1994
Sexual offences law reform research project (1994)$8,000
Funding
Justice Department ($8,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Henning T
Year
1994
Evaluation of the Introduction of Tasmanian Firearm Control Legislation (1992 - 1994)$21,663
Funding
Criminology Research Council ($21,663)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Warner Kate; Browne R
Period
1992 - 1994
Children's testimony in sexual abuse cases: assessing statement credibility and the juridical imact of expert psychological testimony (1991 - 1992)$15,250
Funding
Australian Research Council ($15,250)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
O'Callaghan MG; Warner Kate; Ball PJ
Period
1991 - 1992
ACYS: Treatment of juveniles in the legal system (1991)$5,000
Funding
Department of Education, Science and Training ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Melbourne
Research Team
Warner Kate
Year
1991

Research Supervision

Kate has supervised 12 successful MA and PhD theses since 1996. Some examples include:

  • Dr Lorana Bartels, Sword or Feather? The Use and Utility of Suspended Sentences in Tasmania (2008). Lorana is now Assoc Prof of Law and Justice, University of Canberra
  • Dr Vanessa Goodwin, Residential Burglary and Repeat Burglary Victimisation in Tasmania (2006). Vanessa is currently the Attorney-General for Tasmania.
  • Dr Julia Davis, The Problem of Harm, its Significance in the Criminal Law, and its Role in Sentencing Law (2004). Julia is now Assoc Prof of Law University of South Australia.

Kate has supervised projects in sentencing, restorative justice, and victimisation. She welcomes expressions of interest from new LLM or PhD students in any of these areas.

Current

1

Completed

15

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Evolving Role in Sentencing of the Australian Prosecutor in the 21st Century2014

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDInternet Users Perceptions of Child Exploitation Material: Lessons for prevention
Candidate: Charlotte Mary Hunn
2018
PhDStories of Pervasive Uncertainty: A victim-focused analysis of victim impact statements and sentencing in sexual offence cases
Candidate: Rhiannon Christine Davies
2017
PhDThe Age of Consent: News, crime and public debate
Candidate: Claire Marie Konkes
2015
PhDThe Impact of Introducing an Affirmative Model of Consent and Changes to the Defence of Mistake in Tasmanian Rape Trials
Candidate: Helen Mary Cockburn
2012
PhDThe Changing Role of the Modern Prosecutor: Has the Notion of the "Minister of Justice" Outlived its Use?
Candidate: David John Plater
2011
MastersCircumcision in Australia: Reforming the Law
Candidate: Warwick Edward Marshall
2011
PhDHow Court-connection and Lawyers' Perspectives Have Shaped Court-connected Mediation Practice in the Supreme Court of Tasmania
Candidate: Olivia Cate Rundle
2010
PhDSword or Feather? The Use and Utility of Suspended Sentences in Tasmania
Candidate: Lorana Monica Bartels
2008
PhDResidential Burglary and Repeat Burglary Victimisation in Tasmania
Candidate: Vanessa Goodwin
2006
PhDInterventions in Perinatal Medicine: A Jurisdictional Analysis
Candidate: Brenda McGivern
2005
PhDThe Problem of Harm, its significance in the Criminal Law, and its role in Sentencing Law
Candidate: Julia Davis
2004
PhDJuvenile Conferencing and Restorative Justice in Tasmania
Candidate: Jeremy Phillip Prichard
2004
PhDWomen who kill their violent male partners
Candidate: Rebecca Jane Bradfield
2002
PhDThe Relevance of Domestic Violence in Proceedings for Financial Relief under the Family Law Act 1975 (CTH)
Candidate: Sarah Lee Middleton
2001
PhDTITLE: The Tasmanian Small Claims Court: An empirical study
Candidate: Edward Eugene Clark
1993