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Cossins A, 2019, 'Why her behaviour is still on trial: The absence of context in the modernisation of the substantive law on consent', The University of New South Wales law journal, vol. 42, pp. 462 - 499, http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/article/why-her-behaviour-is-still-on-trial-the-absence-of-context-in-the-modernisation-of-the-substantive-law-on-consent/

Cossins A; Plummer M, 2018, 'Masculinity and Sexual Abuse', Men and Masculinities, vol. 21, pp. 163 - 188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1097184x16652655

Plummer M; Cossins A, 2018, 'The Cycle of Abuse: When Victims Become Offenders', Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, vol. 19, pp. 286 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524838016659487

Cossins A, 2018, 'The future of joint trials of sex offences after Hughes: resolving judicial fears and jurisdictional tensions with evidence-based decision-making', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 1121 - 1159, http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/MelbULawRw/2018/5.html

Goodman-Delahunty J; Martschuk N; Cossins A, 2017, 'What Australian Jurors Know and Do Not Know about Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse', CRIMINAL LAW JOURNAL, vol. 41, pp. 86 - 103, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000399695500003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Goodman-Delahunty J; Martschuk N; Cossins A, 2017, 'Validation of the Child Sexual Abuse Knowledge Questionnaire', Psychology, Crime and Law, vol. 23, pp. 391 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2016.1258469

Goodman-Delahunty J; Martschuk N; Cossins AI, 2016, 'Programmatic Pretest-posttest Research to Reduce Jury Bias in Child Sexual Abuse Cases', Onati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 6, pp. 283 - 314, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2786072

Cossins AI; Jayakody A; Norrie C, 2016, 'The Role of Photographic and Video Documentation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sexual Assault', Journal of Law and Medicine, vol. 23, pp. 925 - 937

Cossins AI, 2014, 'The Legacy of the Makin case 120 Years on: Legal Fictions, Circular Reasoning and Some Solutions', The Sydney Law Review, pp. 731 - 760

Cossins AI, 2013, 'Expert Witness Evidence in Sexual Assault Trials - Questions, Answers and Law Reform in Australia and England', International Journal of Evidence and Proof, vol. 17, pp. 74 - 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/ijep.2013.17.1.419

Cossins AI; Goodman-Delahunty J, 2013, 'Misconceptions or expert evidence in child sexual assault trials: Enhancing justice and jurors’ “common sense”', Journal of Judicial Administration, vol. 22, pp. 171 - 190, http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/journal-of-judicial-administration-online/productdetail/97179

Cossins AI; Goodman-delahunty ; O'Brien K, 2011, 'A Comparison of Expert Evidence and Judicial Directions to Counter Misconceptions in Child Sexual Abuse Trials', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 44, pp. 196 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004865811405140

Cossins AI, 2011, 'The Behaviour of Persistent Sex Offenders: Implications for the Prosecution of Child Sex Offences in Joint Trials', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 35, pp. 821 - 864

Goodman-Delahunty J; Cossins AI; O''brien K, 2010, 'Enhancing the Credibility of Complainants in Child Sexual Assault Trials: The Effect of Expert Evidence and Judicial Directions', Behavioral Sciences and the Law, vol. 28, pp. 769 - 783, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bsl.936/abstract

Cossins AI, 2010, 'Time Out for Longman: Myths, Science and the Common Law', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 34, pp. 69 - 105, http://mulr.law.unimelb.edu.au/go/34_1_3_Cossins

Cossins AI, 2009, 'Cross-examination in child sexual assault trials: evidentiary sfaeguard or an opportunity to confuse?', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 33, pp. 68 - 104

Cossins AI; Goodman-Delahunty J; O'brien , 2009, 'Uncertainty and misconceptions about child sexual abuse: implications for the criminal justice system', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol. 16, pp. 435 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13218710902930234

Cossins AI, 2008, 'Children, sexual abuse and suggestibility: What laypeople think they know and what the literature tells us', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol. 15, pp. 153 - 170

Cossins AI, 2008, 'Restorative justice and child sex offences: the theory & the practice', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 48, pp. 359 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azn013

Cossins AI, 2006, 'Prosecuting Child Sexual Assault Cases: Are Vulnerable Witness Protections Enough', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 18, pp. 299 - 317

Cossins AI, 2006, 'Prosecuting Child Sexual Assault Cases: To Specialise or Not, That is the Question', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 18, pp. 318 - 342

Cossins AI, 2004, 'Is There a Case for the Legal Representation of Children in Sexual Assault Trials?', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 16, pp. 160 - 182

Cossins AI, 2003, 'Saints, Sluts and Sexual Assault: Rethinking the Relationship Between Sex, Race and Gender', Social and Legal Studies, vol. 12, pp. 77 - 103

Cossins AI, 2002, 'The Hearsay Rule and Delayed Complaints of Child Sexual Abuse: The Law and the Evidence', Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol. 9, pp. 163 - 176

Cossins AI, 2001, 'Complaints of Child Sexual Abuse: Too Easy to Make or Too Difficult to Prove', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, pp. 149 - 168

Kriesler PR; Mcnaughton AM; Cossins AI, 2001, 'Introduction to Special Issues: Mandatory Sentencing, Rights and Wrongs', Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 7, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1323238X.2001.11911049

Cossins AI; Corpuz-Brock J, 1999, 'A Reply to the NSW Royal Commission Inquiry into Peadophilia: Victim Report Studies and Child Sex Offender Profiles - A Bad Match?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, pp. 42 - 60

Cossins AI, 1999, 'Defying Reality: Child Sexual Assault and The Delay in Complaint Rule', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 11, pp. 17 - 34

Cossins AI, 1997, 'Recovered Memories of Child Sexual Abuse - Fact or Fantasy?', Judicial Review Journal of Judicial Commission of New South Wales, pp. 163 - 199

Cossins AI; Pilkinton R, 1996, 'Balancing the scales: the case of inadmissibility of counselling records in sexual assualt trials', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 19, pp. 222 - 267

Cossins AI, 1996, 'Contempt or Confidentiality: Counselling Records, Relevance and Sexual Assault Trials', Alternative Law Journal, vol. 21, pp. 220 - 226

Cossins AI, 1995, 'On stone throwing from the feminist sidelines: a critique of Helen Garner`s book `The First Stone`', Melbourne University Law Review, vol. 20, pp. 528 - 561

Cossins AI, 1995, 'Revising open government: developments in shifting the boundaries of government secrecy under public interest immunity and freedom of infromation law', Federal Law Review, pp. 226 - 276

Cossins AI, 1992, 'Uncertainty, Risk Assessment and Legal Regulation: A Look at the Debate Surrounding the Release of Genetically-Engineered Organisms into the Environment', Environmental and Planning Law Journal,, vol. 9, pp. 320 - 330

Cossins AI, 1990, 'Women’s Dependence on the State', Legal Service Bulletin, vol. 15, pp. 105 - 110

Norton RS; Cossins AI; Kem WR, 1989, '1H NMR Study of the Solution Properties of the Polypeptide Neurotoxin I from the Sea Anemone Stichodactyla helianthus', Biochemistry, vol. 28, pp. 1820 - 1826, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bi00430a059


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