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Current Events

5 May, 2014

Public Lecture with The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

The UN Inquiry of North Korea:  Will anything change?

Click here to download the flyer:   Michael Kirby Flyer

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14 May, 2014

Catherine Branson Lecture Series

Business and Human Rights: The New Global Consensus?

Ms Branson will critically examine the suggested global consensus on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and reflect on the likelihood of Australian corporations, particularly those engaged in transnational business, facing increased regulation in this area in the foreseeable future.

Click here to download the flyer:   Catherine Branson Lecture Flyer

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 20 May, 2014

Whistleblower Reform: From Theory to Practice

Public sector integrity depends in part upon effective whistleblowing policies and laws. South Australia is currently undergoing a review of its whistleblowing scheme. The review is being conducted by the newly formed ICAC.

Whistleblower protection legislation has existed in Australian jurisdictions for more than 20 years, with South Australia leading the way in 1993 – but considerable doubts remain about the efficacy of the original models, while reforms in Qld, NSW and  federally, all reinforce the need for a new approach.

Click here to download the flyer:  Whistleblower Forum

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Past Events

1 April, 2014

Seminar:  Professor David O. Friedrichs

Wall Street: Crime Never Sleeps

David Friedrichs is Distinguished University Fellow and Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice. He was educated at New York University and taught for nine years at City University of New York (Staten Island). He is the author of Trusted Criminals: White Collar Crime in Contemporary Society (ITP/Wadsworth, 1996; 2004; 2007; 2010) and Law in Our Lives: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2001; 2006). He is editor of State Crime: Volumes I and II (Ashgate, UK, 1998). He has also published well over 100 book chapters, articles, encyclopaedia entries, proceedings papers, and essays on such topics as the legitimation of the legal order, radical criminology, victimology, violence, narrative jurisprudence, the death penalty, postmodern thought, peacemaking criminology, white collar crime, and crimes of states.  Professor Friedrichs was part of the Flinders Law Schools Visiting Judicial Fellow program in 2006 and we look forward to welcoming him back.

Time:  1pm – 2pm

Flinders Law School | Flinders University, Bedford Park | Moot Court, Level 0 | Law & Commerce Building

17 February, 2014

Unmanned Aerial Systems and Public Safety:

Capabilities, Uses & Regulation

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), widely referred to as drones, are becoming increasingly relevant in civilian as well as military applications. UAS have been used by emergency services to help respond to and map environmental crises, to find missing people, to fight fires, and respond to traffic accidents. Their use in policing and border patrol functions is being trialled in many Western countries. Like other recent technologies (mobile phones etc), as they become cheaper and easier to use, they are likely to become much more prevalent in civilian life across a range of applications.

This conference will examine the current state of UAS capabilities and applications in civilian contexts, and explore the implications of their use for the future. Participants will learn more about their potential as well as current uses. Speakers will address questions of risks and responsibilities associated with their expanded use. While UAS can offer opportunities for increased public safety, the impacts upon safety and privacy from their misuse are likely to be significant.

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 2013 Events

28 & 29 November, 2013

ANZLEC 4

Australian & New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium

The Australian and New Zealand Legal Ethics Colloquium (ANZLEC) Series started in 2005 when Duncan Webb hosted the first regional meeting of New Zealand and Australian legal ethicists in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since then meetings have been held in Toowoomba (USQ, ANZLEC 2, 2010) and Dunedin (Otago, ANZLEC 3, 2012 and from this year will alternate with the biennial International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC) Series hosted under the auspices of the International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE). ILEC 6 will be held in London in July 2014.

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8 October, 2013

Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture with Guest Speaker Prof Megan Davis

Putting meat on the bones of the UNDRIP: Letters Patent and regional governance

Last year we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ('UNDRIP'); since its adoption by the UN General Assembly the UNDRIP has inspired expansive academic commentary reflecting anxiety about its binding status and domestic 'implementation'. Yet in many ways and for a long time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have been leading states in 'putting meat on the bones' of the UNDRIP. This lecture will explore some examples of with reference to the advocacy work in South Australia on Letters Patent and especially the regional approach to governance. Indigenous activity and advocacy on the UNDRIP in Australia should be aimed at capturing this 'implementation'.

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4 October, 2013

Fourth Australian Conference on Children and the Media

Media, minds and neuroscience: The developing brain in a media-rich environment.

Keynote speaker: Baroness Susan Greenfield: 'New media and young brains'.

Chaired by Professor Elizabeth Handsley

Click here to go to the website for further information.

 

25 July, 2013

One Just World presents

Development in Good Faith?

The influence of faith on the lives of much of the world's population is undeniable.

For so many, faith forms the pillars of an honourable life and influences the behaviour, values and morals that are imparted from birth and reinforced daily.

Yet history is also riddled with examples where the complexity of the relationship between people, their faith and the faith of others has resulted in prolonged periods of instability and violence.

Click here to view the website. 

 

 22 - 23 July, 2013

2013 Australia and New Zealand

Critical Criminology Conference

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Exhibition | 11 April - 17 May, 2013

Art by Prisoners: An exhibiton of art by South Australian prisoners

Contact Jeremy Ryder for further details:

E: jeremy.ryder@flinders.edu.au

 

13 - 14 May, 2013

Crime and Justice Challenges for the Contemporary Military Symposium

The military holds a dominant place in societies around the globe. Militaries are simultaneously expressive of broader cultural mores and practices while also highly distinctive domains in their own right.

How do these social relations shape crime in, against, and by the military?

How does the military respond to criminal matters?

This symposium brought together academics and practitioners to discuss the patterns and forms of crime in the military and in military operations. The focus was both on the international practices of war and peacekeeping and the domestic practices of defence forces. The aim of the symposium was to explore how the concepts, theories and methods of criminology might be usefully applied to enhance understanding and policy responses to a range of matters that potentially impact upon the reputation and operational effectiveness of armed forces.

Guest Speakers

Michael Dante Mori

Michael Dante Mori is a lawyer who attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps. Mori was the military lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks

Stephen Mugford

Stephen Mugford is a social scientist who after an academic career is now a consultant working on a range of projects with the ADF. He has had a long -term involvement at theoretical and practical levels with issues of crime, justice and punishment.

Contact Dr Ben Wadham for further information.

 

7 June, 2013

Family Violence: Collaboration and Cooperation

A very successful forum addressing Family Violence was held at the Woodcroft-Morphett Vale neighbourhood centre. This event was co-hosted by Flinders Law School, the Sammy D Foundation and Relationships Australia (SA) in a collaborative venture aimed at encouraging diverse agencies to work together to address family violence across the spectrum.

Interest in the topics that spanned neurobiology, adolescent family violence, social media and electronic crime was so great that places filled fast. Over 45 different organisations, departments and agencies were represented in the capacity audience.

Those who attended were not disappointed as the feedback demonstrates:

  • "...so pleased with all the sessions"
  • "I very much enjoyed the conference"
  • "I found the conference enjoyable, informative and interesting - there was also a great audience there"
  • "I think it went fabulously!"

This forum is a great example of Flinders Law School playing a pivotal role in putting into practice the vision and purpose statement of the university's strategic plan. 

17 April, 2013

Flinders Law School

21st Annual Prize-giving Ceremony

Students were be presented with their prizes from the 2012 academic year.

Click here to download the programme from the night:

2013 Prize-giving Ceremony Programme

18 February, 2013

Ray Whitrod Memorial Lecture

Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs:
Violence, Networks and Stereotypes 

Guest speaker:  Professor Carlo Morselli.

Click here to view the video recording of the event.

Click here to download the Ray Whitrod Memorial Lecture 2013

For further information about the guest speaker or the event, please contact:

Professor Andrew Goldsmith

2012 Events

19 September, 2012

Public Lecture

Five forms of rehabilitation:  Towards an integrated perpsepctive

Professor Fergus McNeill, Professor of Criminology and Social Work, University of Glasgow.

For further information about the guest speaker or the event, please contact Professor Mark Halsey.

2011 Events

 
 

28 August, 2011

Elliott Johnston Memorial Lecture

The importance of a lifetime commitment by lawyers to social justice and law reform

Guest speaker:  The Honourable Michael Kirby.

Please click here to view the video footage of this event.

For further information about the guest speaker or the event, please contact Claire Treacy.

 

 

4 October, 2011

Public Lecture: Race and Law Enforcement

Guest speaker:  Dr. Douglas Thompkins

For further information about the guest speaker or the event, please contact Professor Mark Halsey.

 
   

6 October, 2011

Ray Whitrod Memorial Lecture
Governance of the Police: Independence, Accountability and Interference

Guest speaker:  Professor Philip Stenning

For further information about the guest speaker or the event, please contact Professor Andrew Goldsmith.

 

25 October, 2011

Seminar: The implications of transnational crime and money laundering

Guest speaker:   Dr. Loretta Napoleoni 

For further information about the guest speaker or the event, please contact Associate Professor Marinella Marmo.

 

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