AsPr Cindy Davids

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Visitor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Diploma of Education, La Trobe University, 1982
Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University, 1982
Master of Policy & Law, La Trobe University, 1995
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2005
Postgraduate Certificate in Corruption Studies, University of Hong Kong, 2008

Contact

cindy.davids@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 43845

Biography

Dr Cindy Davids joined the Law School in 2010 from her position as Academic Director and Associate Professor at the Macquarie University Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism. Prior to this she taught at Latrobe University across a wide array of law related areas, in Police Studies at Deakin and she has also held seconded positions in Sth Australia and overseas. Since joining the Law School she has taught ‘Law for Managers’, Financial Crime specialising in Bribery and Corruption, Police and the Law and Criminal Procedure.

Her Ph.D is from the University of NSW Law School and she has a Masters in Policy and Law, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Latrobe University. In addition she has a Diploma of Education (Cindy was a secondary school teacher before moving into academia) and a Post Graduate qualification from Hong Kong University in the area of Corruption Studies. Her research interests encompass police and public sector integrity issues, conflict of interest, misconduct in public office, corruption, financial crime, international policing and law enforcement and more general criminal procedure issues. Her applied research has often involved large scale studies around complaint investigation and analysis. Most of this work has required access to sensitive data and significant security clearances.

Her book on conflict of interest in policing was based on an examination of ten years of Victoria Police internal investigation files and was conducted in collaboration and cooperation with Victoria Police and the Victorian Ombudsman’s Office. Subsequent to this her applied research has involved collaborative projects with the Victorian Ombudsman, Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police. Associate Professor Davids has published widely however much of her recent work has focused on issues of foreign bribery and corruption.

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Research interests

  • Police integrity, misconduct and corruption issues
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Complaints investigation and analysis
  • Professional and Public Sector ethics
  • Financial Crime (fraud, corruption and bribery)
  • International Policing and Law Enforcement
  • Legal Regulation and Accountability

Teaching interests

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Police and the Law
  • International Financial Crime (Corruption and Foreign Bribery)
  • Law for Managers/Business Law

Professional activities

PROFESSIONAL COLLABORATIONS, CONSULTANCY AND/OR ADVICE

Victorian Ombudsman’s Office
Victoria Police
Australian Federal Police
NSW Police Integrity Commission
Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission
UK Government (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of the Constabulary – HMIC)

Awards

  • Macquarie University Innovation Award for Innovative Partnership. Project: Understanding Conflict of Interest in the Public Sector (2009) A collaboration between the Victorian Ombudsman’s Office and Associate Professor Cindy Davids and Dr. Gordon Boyce
  • 2000 Allen Austin Bartholomew prize from the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology best article published in the journal for 1998-1999. (co-author Professor Linda Hancock)
  • 2012 British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Prize for the best paper published in Accounting Education: An International Journal, volume 21 (2012).  Paper: Boyce G, Greer S, Blair B, and Davids C. (2012) “Expanding the Horizons of Accounting Education: Incorporating Social and Critical Perspectives”.
  • Recipient of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Prize for the best paper in volume 21 (2012).
  • Associate of the Rutgers Institute on Anti-Corruption Studies (RIACS), School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Member – Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Publications

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2015

Combating bribery of foreign officials: a counter corruption strategy in developed countries

A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2015), pp. 215-246, Government anti-corruption strategies : a cross-cultural perspective, Boca Raton, Fla., B1

chapter

Integrity, accountability, and public trust: issues raised by the unauthorised use of confidential police information

A/Prof Cindy Davids, Mr Gordon Boyce

(2015), pp. 86-110, Accountability of policing, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2014

Police Misconduct as a Breach of Public trust: the Offence of Misconduct in Public Office

A/Prof Cindy Davids, Dr Marilyn Mcmahon

(2014), Vol. 19, pp. 89-121, Deakin Law Review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2013

Facilitation payments in international business transactions: law, accounting and the public interest

A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2013), pp. 219-245, Accounting for the public interest: perspectives on accountability, professionalism and role in society, New York, N. Y., B1

chapter

Fear and loathing: the threat of asylum seekers and terrorism

A/Prof Cindy Davids, Mr Dilan Thampapillai

(2013), pp. 69-102, Spooked: the truth about intelligence and security in Australia, Sydney, N. S. W., B1

chapter
2012

Expanding the horizons of accounting education : incorporating social and critical perspectives

Mr Gordon Boyce, Susan Greer, Bill Blair, A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 47-74, Accounting education, London, England, C1

journal
2011

The global architecture of foreign bribery control : applying the OECD bribery convention

A/Prof Cindy Davids, Grant Schubert

(2011), pp. 319-339, Handbook of global research and practice in corruption, Cheltenham, England, B1

chapter

A social accountability framework for public sector conflict of interest : private interests, public duties, and ethical cultures

Mr Gordon Boyce, A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2011), pp. 275-286, Social accounting and public management : accountability for the common good, New York, NY, B1

chapter

Criminalising foreign bribery : is Australia’s bark louder than its bite?

A/Prof Cindy Davids, Grant Schubert

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 98-115, Criminal law journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal
2009

Conflict of interest in policing and the public sector

Mr Gordon Boyce, A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2009), Vol. 11, pp. 601-640, Public management review, Abingdon, England, C1-1

journal
2008

The perennial problem of police gratuities : public concerns, political optics, and an accountability ethos

A/Prof Cindy Davids, Mr Gordon Boyce

(2008), Vol. 3, pp. 44-69, Journal of policing, intelligence and counter terrorism, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal

Integrating sociological concepts into the study of accounting : yielding the benefits of team teaching

Mr Gordon Boyce, Susan Greer, Bill Blair, A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2008), Vol. 4, pp. 48-58, Asian social science, Toronto, ON, C1-1

journal

Conflict of interest in policing : problems, practices, and principles

A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2008), Sydney, A1-1

book
2007

Reflecting on contemporary accounting : teaching and learning social and critical perspectives

Bill Blair, Mr Gordon Boyce, A/Prof Cindy Davids, Susan Greer

(2007), pp. 1-22, Innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 2007 : proceedings of the second innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 31 January - 2 February, Hobart, Tasmania, Hobart, Tas., E1-1

conference
2006

Conflict of interest and the private lives of police officers : friendships, civic and political activities

A/Prof Cindy Davids

(2006), Vol. 1, pp. 14-35, Journal of policing, intelligence and counter terrorism, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal
2005

An abrogration of social and ethical responsibility : conflicts of interests in professional accounting

A/Prof Cindy Davids, Mr Gordon Boyce

(2005), pp. 6-14, Social responsibility in India : edited proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Udaipur,Rajasthan, India, February 21-23 2005 and hosted by Mohan Lal Sukhadia University & London Metropolitan University, London, England, B1-1

chapter

Art in the boardroom : questioning the ethics of corporate collecting practices

G Van Dyk, J Milam, A/Prof Cindy Davids, Mr Gordon Boyce

(2005), pp. 39-42, Social responsibility in India : edited proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Udaipur,Rajasthan, India, February 21-23 2005 and hosted by Mohan Lal Sukhadia University & London Metropolitan University, London, England, B1-1

chapter

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