Dr Clare Farmer is a Senior Lecturer and has been a member of the Deakin Criminology team since 2010. Her research interests include the challenge of balancing the competing needs of offenders, victims and the wider community within/across the criminal justice system; responses to anti-social behaviour; police powers; human rights; sentencing principles and processes; and criminological research practices.
Clare has published widely in legal, policing, human rights and criminal justice focused peer-reviewed journals. She has also published a book covering aspects of her doctoral research, and has another under development which is examining the effects of routinely arming police officers. Clare is currently leading a collaborative research project with the Deakin School of Psychology, to explore the effects of the expanding use of discretionary police powers to punish in the context of alcohol-related disorder and anti-social behaviour.
Prior to moving to Australia, Clare served as a Magistrate in England where she also attained a Master’s degree in Legal and Criminological Psychology.