Researcher

Dr Vicki Sentas

My Expertise

Criminal law, police powers, terrorism laws

Keywords

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Dr Vicki Sentas joined the Faculty of Law in July 2012 and is a senior lecturer. Vicki researches processes of criminalisation and racialisation in law and policing.  She teaches in criminal law, criminology and policing and coordinates the Police Powers Clinic, an experiential learning course, in partnership with Redfern Legal Centre.

Her recent and current research projects examine: the effects of counter-terrorism practices on criminal...view more

Dr Vicki Sentas joined the Faculty of Law in July 2012 and is a senior lecturer. Vicki researches processes of criminalisation and racialisation in law and policing.  She teaches in criminal law, criminology and policing and coordinates the Police Powers Clinic, an experiential learning course, in partnership with Redfern Legal Centre.

Her recent and current research projects examine: the effects of counter-terrorism practices on criminal justice and racialised peoples; the criminalisation of armed conflicts, self-determination and diasporas through the use of security lists; police powers and their relationship to diverse forms of regulation including pre-emption and prosecution; police accountability and criminal justice reform.


My Qualifications

LLB/BA (JCU), PhD (Monash), Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW 


My Awards

 Research Supervision Award, ARC 2018


My Research Activities

 

 

 

 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

I welcome PhD students across the fields of criminal law; policing; social theory; race and ethnicity; state power and related fields. 


Currently supervising

  • M. McElhone, 'Policing the 'Arab Other' in New South Wales' (jointly with D.Dixon and M.Grewcock)
  • T. Hopkins, 'Preventing Racial Profiling' (jointly with J.Chan)
  • S. Dametto,' Is the countering of terrorism financing through legislation an effective way to prevent terrorism? ' (jointly with J. Hunter and N.McGarrity)
  • F. Ramsay, 'Sovereign Pleasures and Prohibitions: Law and Law Breaking in the Prohibition Era in the United States of America (1919-1933), (jointly with B.Golder)
  • A. Smith, working on techniques of offshore migration governance under the Security, Precarious Populations and the Neoliberal Age Scientia Project (jointly with B.Golder and D. McLoughlin)
  • S. Qadir, working on discourses of security and counter-terrorism in Pakistan under the Security, Precarious Populations and the Neoliberal Age Scientia Project (jointly with B.Golder and D.McLoughlin)

My Engagement

Memberships and Boards

Editorial Board, Australian Feminist Law Journal (2007-)

Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

International State Crime Initiative

Centre for Crime Law and Justice

 

Appearances before Parliamentary Committees (2018-):

  • expert evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the re-listing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party as a Terrorist Organisation (September 2018)
  • expert evidence to the Law and Safety Committee, Legislative Assembly of NSW: Inquiry into the adequacy of youth diversionary programs in NSW (March 2018)

Submissions to Public Inquiries:

Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Review of the re-listing re-listing of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Kurdistan Workers Party, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations under the Criminal Code Act 1995,  September 2018. 

Submission to the Law and Safety Committee, Legislative Assembly of NSW:  Inquiry into the adequacy of youth diversionary programs in NSW, January 2018.

Redfern Legal Centre, Submission to the ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, September 2017 (co-authored with Sophie Parker)

Campaign Against Criminalising Communities, Submission to the Joint Committee for Human Rights on the Terrorist Asset-Freezing Etc. Bill (UK), October 2010.

Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.), Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Review of the re-listing of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Kurdistan Workers Party, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Palestinian Islamic Jihad as terrorist organizations under the Criminal Code Act 1995,October 2009 (co-authored with Marika Dias)

Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.), Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Review of the re-listing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a Terrorist Organisation,May 2008 (co-authored with Marika Dias)

Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.), Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Review of the listing provisions of the Criminal Code Act 1995,February 2007 (co-authored with Marika Dias)

Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.), Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Review of the listing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) as a Terrorist Organisation, January 2006

Part III: Monitoring the Impact of Terrorism Laws on Muslim and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities’ (co-authored with Agnes Chong and Marika Dias) in, Combined Community Legal Centres’ Group (NSW) Inc. et al, Australian NGO Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, March 2006

Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.),Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee, Anti-Terrorism Bill (No. 2) 2005 (Cth), November 2005(co-authored with Marika Dias)

 


My Teaching

Crime and the Criminal Process

Police Powers Clinic

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Contact

+61 (2) 9385 2752