Dr Clare Farmer

Dr Claire Farmer
Dr Clare Farmer

Dr Clare Farmer completed her PhD in 2015 examining the growth of discretionary police powers in Victoria: their rationale, how they are monitored, and the consequences for due process and individual rights. Her broader interests include the challenge of balancing competing interests within/across the criminal justice system, youth crime, anti-social behaviour, human rights, and sentencing principles and practices. Clare served as a Magistrate in the UK for a decade before completing a Masters degree in Legal and Criminological Psychology. Upon re-locating to Australia she took up doctoral research and has been teaching at Deakin for the past five years.