Researcher

Professor Jill Barbara Hunter

My Expertise

Procedural rights in criminal law; prosecutors' charging practices; pre trial rights to information; police investigation powers; evidence law & criminal trials

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

Jill Hunter is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW. Jill Hunter's areas of teaching and research centre on the law, policies and practices relating to criminal trials. Her law reform and research interests align closely with the impact of laws and procedures in practice. She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Criminal Law Committee.


My Grants

ARC Discovery Project Grant 2019-2021, "Juries, Justice and...view more

Jill Hunter is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW. Jill Hunter's areas of teaching and research centre on the law, policies and practices relating to criminal trials. Her law reform and research interests align closely with the impact of laws and procedures in practice. She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Criminal Law Committee.


My Grants

ARC Discovery Project Grant 2019-2021, "Juries, Justice and Citizenship: Historicising Women’s Inequality", Lead CI with D. Kirkly, P Russell, A. Simmonds (DP190100940): $322,000.00

ARC Linkage Grant  2014-2016, “Re-inventing Authority & Integrity of Primary Legal Materials”, with GW  Greenleaf, AS Mowbray, Greenleaf, D Svantesson, AG Stuhmcke, JB Hunter, DJ Mason, J Butera, L Newlands, A Phelan, GT Riethmuller, S Talbot, L Atkinson (LP130100382) $150,000

Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2005, with R Redman; M San Roque; N Frommer; Z Steel et al (L Pearson from 2008), ‘Evaluating the Credibility of Applicants for Refugee Status in Australia’, $25,000

Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2005, ‘Comprehension & Obedience to Judicial Directions: Pilot Study’ Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales, with D Boniface, J Chan, M Chesterman, $20,114.40 

Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2009, ‘Comprehension & Obedience to Judicial Directions: Jury 2’ Law & Justice Foundation of New
South Wales, (revised to 2011), $15,419.45

Ministry of Internal Affairs & Royal Relations, Netherlands & Erasmus University, Rotterdam, An Overview of Administrative Measures Employed to Prevent Public Disorder in Australia, with A Krone, [€455] $660.00

Teaching related:

AUSAID (AUSTRALIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Grant to Epro Hal Wootten, Prof Jill Hunter, 24 May 2010

USAID (AUSTRALIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Grant to Epro Hal Wootten, Prof Jill Hunter, 01 Jul 2011


My Qualifications

BA LLB (UNSW)

PhD (London)


My Awards

UNSW Universitas 21 Fellowship [2001]

Runner up, Butterworths ($25,000) Book Prize [for, Hunter J & Cronin K, Evidence, Advocacy & Ethical Practice:  A Criminal Trial Commentary 1995]

Overseas Research Students Fee Support Scheme (Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the UK).

Special Award for Excellence (London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, UK)

(Foundation) WG Hart Award in Law for Excellence (London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, UK)

 


My Research Activities

Jill's research examines evidence and procedural within the broader criminal justice procedural contexts (particularly policing and prosecution) and typically addresses the human dimension of the law and legal processes. Her research invariably addresses the long reach of history on current processes and relies also on gleaning lessons from comparative perspectives. The jury trial is a particular focal point of Jill Hunter's current research.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Criminal justice, procedural law, criminal trials, juries, historical perspectives on criminal justice, prosecutors, defence rights, evidence law, criminal justice in human rights framework


Currently supervising

Stephen Dametto, 'Is the countering of terrorism financing through legislation an effective way to prevent terrorism?' (Jill Hunter/Vicki Sentas/Nicola McGarrity)

 

Leah Findlay, 'Be afraid - or very entertained: Media coverage of criminal trials and consumption of crime' (Jill Hunter/Alyce McGovern)

 

Alexandre Fleck, 'Social media, courts and community' (Jill Hunter/Daniel Joyce/Lyria Bennett Moses)

 

David Lusty, 'Reconciling a fair trial under the accusatorial system of criminal justice with the use of evidence lawfully compelled from an accused' (Jill Hunter/Mike Grewcock)

 

Jayne O'Connor, 'Social media, courts and community' (Jill Hunter/Daniel Joyce/Lyria Bennett Moses)

 

Elizabeth Sarofim, 'Effects of criminalisation of cartel conduct on the detection, investigation and prosecution of cartel conduct' (Tyrone Kirchengast/Jill Hunter)

 

Alanna Van der Veen, ‘Delay, Litigant Rights and Institutional Responsibilities: Reconsidering approaches to trial delay in Australia’ (Jill Hunter/Nicholas Cowdery/Justine Rogers)

 

Yuanjun Zeng, 'Victim participation in the criminal process: A comparative analysis of approaches in China' (Jill Hunter/Tyrone Kirchengast)


My Engagement

Professor Jill Hunter with Damien Carrick from RN's Law Report(18 August 2015) about the case of a jury who sent a note to the judge telling him they couldn't reach a verdict, and whether the judge should tell the defence and prosecution teams the exact breakdown of the votes. Jill also discusses her study on jurors, which reveals some think it's OK to conduct their own research.

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lawreport/queensland-jury-notes/6701808  


My Teaching

  • Court Process, Evidence & Proof (LAWS2351)
  • Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework (LAWS8125)
  • Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework (LAWS3125)
  • Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework (JURD7525)
  • The Criminal Trial (LAWS3623) 
  • The Criminal Trial (JURD7623)
  • Law for Psychologists 2 (LAWS9810) (p/g psychology students only)
  • Criminal Process and Human Rights (LAWS3125)
  • The Criminal Trial (CRIM3020)
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Location

Room 231
The Law Building
University of New South Wales
UNSW Kensington Campus
Sydney NSW 2052
Australia
(Access via Gate 2 off High Street)

Contact

+ 61 2 9385 2261
+61 2 9385 1175