A/Prof. Clare Farmer



Associate Professor, Criminology


Faculty of Arts and Education


School of Hum & Social Science


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


+61 3 522 72823

Biography summary

Associate Professor, Criminology, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Deakin University

Deputy Chair, Deakin University Appeals Committee

Chair, Human Ethics Advisory Group (HEAG), Faculty of Arts and Education

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


Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association

Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association - Trauma Informed Policing Special Interest Group

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


March 2023: The Re-integration Puzzle, Perth

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)


No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Motor Vehicle Crime Research Project Project - Hoon Drivers' Experiences and Motiviations.

A/Prof Clare Farmer, Prof Peter Miller, Dr Ashlee Curtis, Dr Kerri Coomber, Dr Richelle Mayshak, Dr Travis Harries

Department of Justice & Community Safety

  • 2023: $115,299


Associate Supervisor

Sally Kennedy

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

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences