A/Prof. Clare Farmer

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor, Criminology

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Hum & Social Science

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

clare.farmer@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72823

Biography summary

Associate Professor, Criminology, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Deakin University
Chair, Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG), Faculty of Arts and Education
Chair, Student Misconduct Committee, Deakin University
Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Adult Parole Board, Victoria (Community Member)

Research interests

The challenge of balancing the competing interests of offenders, victims and the wider community within/across the criminal justice system.

Responses to anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related disorder.

Police powers - the expansion of discretionary powers to punish, exclude and prohibit.

Police militarisation and the use of force.

Human rights.

Sentencing principles and practices. Scrutiny of the application of sentencing principles and outcomes in the context of the 'instinctive synthesis'. 

Criminal justice processes and procedures; due process and procedural protections.

Police and patron banning; examining legislation, data and ongoing scrutiny. Joint project with the School of Psychology

Affiliations

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Teaching interests

The Criminal Justice System

Victims of Crime

Crime and the Media

Criminology Research Approaches

Units taught

ACR702 Criminological Policy and Criminal Justice Practice (as Unit Chair): MCrim Unit.

ACR302 Criminology Research (as Unit Chair)

ACR203 Crime, Victims and Justice (as Unit Chair)

ACR102 Introducing Crime and Criminal Justice (as Unit Chair)

ACR201 Issues in Criminal Justice

ACR204 Crime, Media and Justice

ACR101 Understanding Criminal Justice

Conferences

November 2022: Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Darwin

October 2022: Exceptional Policing: Evidenced-based policing conference: Online

November 2021: Online

December 2018: Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Melbourne

November 2016: Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Hobart

November 2015: Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology, Adelaide

June 2014: Crime Prevention Initiatives, Melbourne

April 2013: Human Rights and Policing, Canberra

Professional activities

2021: Appointed to Victoria's Adult Parole Board (Community Member)

2021: Awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Publications

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2023

Key informant perspectives on 3 am last drinks legislation in Queensland, Australia

Peter Miller, Clare Farmer, Narelle Robertson, Kerri Coomber, Ashlee Curtis, Ryan Baldwin, Brittany Patafio, Jason Ferris, Cheneal Puljevic, Nicholas Taylor, Dominique de Andrade

(2023), Vol. 42, pp. 124-135, Drug and Alcohol Review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Policing & Firearms: New Perspectives and Insights

Clare Farmer, Richard Evans

(2023), A7

edited book
2022

A civilianised summary power to exclude: Perceptual deterrence, compliance and legitimacy

C Farmer

(2022), Vol. 11, pp. 143-158, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal article

Do patron bans act as a deterrent to future anti-social offending? An analysis of banning and offending data from Victoria, Australia

A Curtis, C Farmer, T Harries, R Mayshak, K Coomber, B Guadagno, P Miller

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 234-247, Policing and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Learning from alcohol (policy) reforms in the Northern Territory (LEARNT): protocol for a mixed-methods study examining the impacts of the banned drinker register

P Miller, K Coomber, J Smith, M Livingston, M Stevens, S Guthridge, R Room, C Wright, D Rung, S Clifford, R Baldwin, S Das, Y Paradies, D Scott, K Griffiths, C Farmer, R Mayshak, B Silver, S Moore, J Mack, V Mithen, D Dyall, J Ward, J Boffa, T Chikritzhs

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Heteronormative assumptions and expectations of sexual violence: language and inclusivity within sexual violence policy in Australian Universities

Emma Gretgrix, Clare Farmer

(2022), pp. 1-16, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Patron banning policy and practice in Queensland, Australia: key informant perspectives

C Farmer, P Miller, N Robertson, J Ferris, N Taylor, K Coomber, A Curtis, D d’Andrade

(2022), pp. 1-16, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

An Examination of Community Awareness and Understanding of Patron Banning Provisions in Western Australia: Implications for Policy Development and Success

Clare Farmer, Peter Miller, Sally Kennedy, Jessica Saligari, Emma Gretgrix

(2022), pp. 1-22, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2021

Do police need guns? Policing and firearms: past, present and future

Richard Evans, Clare Farmer

(2021), Singapore, A1

book

The Doctrine of Minimum Force in Policing: Origins, Uncertainties, and Implications

Richard Evans, Clare Farmer

(2021), pp. 1-29, Police Behavior, Hiring, and Crime Fighting : An International View, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Australia's discretionary police-imposed banning powers: oversight, scrutiny and accountability

C Farmer, R Clifford, P Miller

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 57-73, Police Practice and Research, C1

journal article

Family violence homicide in Australia: the effect of victim/offender gender on social media commentary

S Komazec, C Farmer

(2021), Vol. 30, pp. 4-17, Journal of Gender Studies, C1

journal article

Do Police need guns? The nexus between routinely armed police and safety

C Farmer, R Evans

(2021), Vol. 25, pp. 1070-1088, International Journal of Human Rights, C1

journal article

WA Police Patron Banning Evaluation Project. Executive Summary & Overview of Findings

Clare Farmer

(2021), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2020

Primed and ready: does arming police increase safety? Preliminary findings

Clare Farmer, Richard Evans

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 47-56, Violence and gender, Rochelle, N.Y., C1

journal article

A Unique Power to Punish: An Examination of the Operation, Scrutiny, and Attendant Risks of Licensee Barring Provisions in Victoria, Australia

Clare Farmer

(2020), pp. 1-25, Criminal Justice Policy Review, Thousand Oaks, C.A., C1

journal article

Spatial Exclusion, Due Process, and the Civilianization of Punishment in Australia's Night-time Economy: A Mapping Review of Patron Banning Policy, Practice, and Oversight

C Farmer, R Clifford

(2020), International Criminal Justice Review, C1

journal article
2019

Invisible powers to punish: Licensee-barring Order Provisions in Victoria and South Australia

C Farmer

(2019), Vol. 8, pp. 70-84, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, C1

journal article

Should Australia's police-imposed public area banning powers be subject to independent oversight and review?

C Farmer

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 630-638, Drug and alcohol review, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Discretionary police powers to punish: a case study of Victoria's banning notice provisions

C Farmer

(2018), Berlin, Germany, A1

book

The steady proliferation of Australia's discretionary police-imposed patron banning powers: An unsubstantiated cycle of assertion and presumption

C Farmer, A Curtis, P Miller

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 431-449, Criminology and Criminal Justice, C1

journal article

An empirical analysis of sentencing outcomes for assault offences in Victoria and the implications for the sentencing methodology

C Farmer, M Bargaric, I Parsons

(2018), pp. 205-215, Criminal law review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Community awareness of patron banning in Australia: a brief report

A curtis, N taylor, B guadagno, C farmer, P miller

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 283-287, Journal of police and criminal psychology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Sentencing Inconsistencies: A Case Study

Clare Farmer, Ian Parsons, Mirko Bagaric

(2018), Vol. 92, pp. 517-528, AUSTRALIAN LAW JOURNAL, C1

journal article
2017

Upholding whose right? Discretionary police powers to punish, collective 'pre-victimisation and the dilution of individual rights

C Farmer

(2017), Vol. 50, pp. 493-509, Australian & New Zealand journal of criminology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The disparity between human rights policy and parliamentary practice in australia: A victorian case study

C Farmer

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 167-188, International Journal of Human Rights, C1

journal article

Inconsistencies in sentencing of theft offenders in Victoria: implications for the 'instinctive synthesis'

C Farmer, I Parsons, M Bargaric

(2017), Vol. 44, pp. 318-337, Australian bar review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article
2016

Mental illness and gun violence: Lessons for the United States from Australia and Britain

R Evans, C Farmer, J Saligari

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 150-156, Violence and Gender, C1

journal article

Victoria's banning notice provisions: parliamentary, procedural and individual vulnerabilities

C Farmer

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 173-184, Journal of criminological research, policy & practice, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article
2014

Is a 24 hour ban such a bad thing?

C Farmer

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 39-61, Australian journal of human rights, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2020

Sally Kennedy

Thesis entitled: Extradition, transnational justice and domestic judicial decisions: A comparative analysis

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences