Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM

Governor of Tasmania

Correct Size pic for the GovTasmania’s 28th Governor, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, was sworn to Office at Government House on Wednesday 10 December 2014.

Previously she was Professor, Faculty of Law, at the University of Tasmania and Director of the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute.  She had also in her career at the University held the positions of Dean, Faculty of Law, and Head of School.

On 26 January 2014 Her Excellency was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for her significant service to the law, particularly in the areas of law reform and education.

Her teaching interests included Criminal Law, Evidence, Criminology and Sentencing, and her research interests included Sentencing and Criminal Justice.

She was a Commissioner of the Tasmanian Gaming Commission, with a particular interest in regulation, gaming policy and harm minimisation.

Professor Warner had been a Member of the Sentencing Advisory Council since 2010, and had assisted with the preparation of the Council’s discussion papers and reports.

She was a Member of the Board of Legal Education; a Member of the Council of Law Reporting; and Director, Centre for Legal Studies.

In addition to working with the Tasmania Law Reform Institute on its projects, she had been involved in providing advice and submissions on rape law reform, drug diversion and mental health diversion programs and abortion law reform. She also assisted other law reform bodies nationally including the New South Wales Law Reform Commission and the Australian Law Reform Commission.

As the former President of the Alcorso Foundation, Her Excellency supported social and cultural advancement in the community through its programs in the Arts, Environment and Social Justice.

She has received a number of awards and fellowships, including Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2007; Visiting Fellow All Souls College Oxford in 2009; the University of Tasmania Distinguished Service Medal in 2013; and the Women Lawyers Award for Leadership in 2013. She has been nominated as a finalist in the Tasmanian Australian of the Year Awards for her contributions to the law, law reform and legal education.

Her Excellency graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Tasmania in 1970, and a Master of Laws in 1978. She served as associate to the former Chief Justice, Sir Stanley Burbury, in the early 1970s.

She has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and law reform reports. She first published Sentencing in Tasmania in 1991, which has since become an indispensable tool for judges and magistrates. She is a member of the editorial boards of Current Issues in Criminal Justice; Women Against Violence; and the Criminal Law Journal.  She has contributed the annual Sentencing Review to the Criminal Law Journal since 1998. Related to her role with the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute, she has written a number of papers and reports for the Board.

Her Excellency is married to Richard Warner, and has two daughters. Richard was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 1999, and is actively involved in the Derwent Valley community. He is a keen horticulturalist, and interested in the re-use of redundant heritage buildings in Tasmania.

She is grandmother to five grandchildren, a passionate gardener, keen bushwalker and occasional cyclist.

Professor Yvonne Jewkes
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Presentation: No Brave New World: Limiting prisoners’ horizons in the name of public acceptability

Research Professor in Criminology, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton

Yvonne Jewkes is Research Professor in Criminology at the University of Brighton, having held previous posts at the University of Leicester and the Open University.  She is Principal Investigator on a major ESRC-funded study of prison architecture, design and technology in the UK and Scandinavia, and has acted as a consultant to the UK Ministry of Justice, and to prison services, departments of corrections and prison architects in many countries around the world.  Yvonne has written several articles about prison architecture, design and technology, and also chapters in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Criminology (6th edition) and the Routledge International Handbook of Visual Criminology.

Yvonne is also known for her work on media and crime and was the founding editor (with Jeff Ferrell and Chris Greer) of Crime, Media, Culture: An International Journal.  She is the author of the best selling Media and Crime (in its third edition) and the forthcoming Media and Crime in the USA (co-authored with Travis Linnemann).

In November 2016, she was invited to give the prestigious annual John V Barry Memorial Lecture in Criminology at the University of Melbourne where she is currently an Honorary Visiting Fellow. Her lecture was entitled ‘Designs on Punishment: The Architecture of Incarceration and the Architecture of Hope’.

Professor Koichi Hamai
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Presentation: Crime/criminal justice and ageing

Professor of the Law School and the research director of the Corrections and Rehabilitation Center at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.

Koichi Hamai graduated from Waseda University in 1984. He had worked in the area of the offenders’ rehabilitation in the Ministry of Justice until 2003. He was also seconded to the United Nations office in Italy as a research officer for two years during his service in the government. He was a senior research officer at the Research and Training Institute of the Ministry of Justice of Japan and was an editor of the White Paper on Crime between 1995 and 1999. His research focus has been in crime & criminal justice statistics, and the rehabilitation of offenders. He was responsible for carrying out an international victimization survey (ICVS) of Japan in 2000. He has been the author of about 90 national and international publications. He was the editor in chief of the Japanese Journal of Sociological Criminology between 2005 and 2011. He currently holds a position as professor of the Law School and the research director of the Corrections and Rehabilitation Center at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.

Professor Sandra Walklate

B.A., M.Litt., FAcSS Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology conjoint with Professor of Criminology, Monash University Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Criminology Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology School of Law and Social Justice Eleanor Rathbone Building Bedford Street South University of Liverpool, L69 7ZA

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Sandra Walklate joined Liverpool University in January 2006 having held previous appointments at Manchester Metropolitan, Keele, Salford and Liverpool Polytechnic where she began her career in January 1975. Throughout her career she has maintained an interest in criminal victimisation that in more recent times has been extended both substantially and conceptually to include the impact of ‘new teorrism’ and war.

Professor Rick Sarre
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Professor of Law at the University of South Australia, outgoing President of ANZSOC

Rick Sarre is Professor of Law at the University of South Australia. As Professor of Law, Professor Sarre teaches Media Law, Sports Law, Business Law and Criminology.

He currently serves as President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. Professor Sarre is also on the board of Directors of the International Police Executive Symposium.

Professor Sarre has a Doctorate of Legal Science from the University of Canberra, a Master of Arts (Criminology) from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and an Honorary Doctorate from Umeå University, Sweden, an institution he has collaborated with in research and teaching for over a decade.

Professor Sarre’s research specialises in criminology and policing studies. He is widely published and is the author of two books, Leisure Time and the Law (1987) and Uncertainties and Possibilities: A discussion of Selected Criminal Justice Issues in Contemporary Australia (1994) and the co-author ofThe Law of Private Security in Australia with Tim Prenzler. Professor Sarre has taught overseas at Graceland University, Iowa USA, and Umeå University in Sweden.

Professor Sarre has won numerous teaching awards including one from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2008). Professor Sarre has also won multiple competitive research grants from both the Australian Research Council and the Criminology Research Council. His research awards include the Research Excellence Award from the Division of Business (2006), joint winner of the Anne Hawke Prize for best article published in the Division of Business and Enterprise (2000), and winner of theElbert A Smith Award for the best article in 1999 from the Herald Publishing House (USA) (2000).

Professor Sarre has been the Chair of Academic Board at the University of South Australia since January 2011.

Dr Vanessa Goodwin
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Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, Minister for the Arts, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Dr Goodwin was elected as the Liberal Member for Pembroke in August 2009, and appointed as the Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Corrections, Minister for the Arts and Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, following the State Election in March 2014.

She has a PhD in Law from the University of Tasmania, a Master of Philosophy (Criminology) from the University of Cambridge, and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tasmania.

Prior to her election to the Legislative Council, Dr Goodwin worked in the Department of Police and Emergency Management. Her work included research on burglary and intergenerational crime, as well as implementing Project U-Turn, which aimed to divert young people from vehicle theft in Tasmania.

As a result of her background in law and criminology, Vanessa has a strong interest in sentencing and corrections reform.