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Dr Sally Kennedy

Dr. Sally Kennedy is a Lecturer of Criminology at Deakin University (Victoria, Australia).

Dr. Kennedy specialises in transnational justice administration in national courts. This includes extradition, territorial sovereignty and sovereign power, legal geographies within the digital environment, extraterritoriality, treaty compliance, mutual legal assistance, cross-border evidence exchange, individual rights and fairness, and global crime control.

This specialisation flows from Dr. Kennedy’s PhD research involving a legal case analysis of extradition procedures within Australia, Canada, and the United States to illustrate issues reconciling an international agreement under existing domestic legislation. This research built on Dr. Kennedy’s interest and knowledge in transnational justice which began during her Honours degree and the study of the implementation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) and its impact and relevance for foreign nationals accused of a crime by the United States.

Dr. Kennedy has combined her work in transnational justice with research associated with physical and mental health in the criminal justice system. This involves international collaborations to explore relationships between transnational online offending, extradition, neurodiversity, wellness and well-being, sentencing guidelines, and prison conditions.

Due to opportunities as a Research Fellow, Dr. Kennedy also has experience in several areas associated with criminological policy development and review, all within a localised context of crime prevention and community safety. This includes the complex areas of patron banning in Western Australia, alcohol restrictions in the Northern Territory, and risky driving in Victoria.

Dr. Kennedy works primarily with qualitative data and has extensive experience in thematic and legal case analysis, often within a comparative context. She has also conducted and analysed interviews and focus groups with key stakeholders and worked with social media data.

Dr. Kennedy has also worked as a teaching and learning scholar since 2015 and has wide-ranging knowledge across undergraduate and postgraduate areas of study. She follows a teaching philosophy focused on inclusion, equal opportunity, and active engagement.

Areas of research Expertise

  • Transnational Justice Administration
  • Care and Wellness in the Criminal Justice System
  • Criminological Policy Development and Review
  • Qualitative Methods

Selected Publications

Farmer, C, Miller, P, & Kennedy, S 2024, ‘‘A little bit of a toothless tiger …’ Police banning powers in Western Australia: Key informant perspectives and implications for the administration of justice’, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, published online first, doi:10.1080/15614263.2024.2329283

Farmer, C, Miller, P, Kennedy, S, Saligari, J & Gretgrix, E 2022, ‘An examination of community awareness of patron banning provisions in Western Australia: Implications for policy development and success’, European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, vol. 30, pp. 135-156, doi:10.1007/s10610-022-09531-9

Allely, CS, Kennedy, S & Warren, I 2022, ‘Psychiatric and legal issues surrounding the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: The importance of considering the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder’, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 630-643, doi:10.1037/law0000355

Kennedy, S & Warren, I 2022, ‘Extraterritorial offending, extradition, and Australia’s case against Hew Griffiths’, International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 299-315, doi:10.1080/01924036.2021.2023026

Kennedy, S & Warren, I 2020, ‘The legal geographies of extradition and sovereign power’, Internet Policy Review, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 1-18, doi:10.14763/2020.3.1496

Allely, CS, Kennedy, S & Warren, I 2019, ‘A legal analysis of Australian criminal cases involving defendants with autism spectrum disorder charged with online sexual offending’, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, vol. 66, article no. 101456, pp. 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2019.101456

Kennedy, S & Warren, I 2018, ‘Southern criminology, law and the ‘right’ to consular notification in Australia, New Zealand and the United States’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 100-114, doi:10.5204/ijcjsd.v7i4.1082

Mann, M, Warren, I & Kennedy, S 2018, ‘The legal geographies of transnational cyber-prosecutions: Extradition, human rights and forum shifting’, Global Crime, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 107-124, doi:10.1080/17440572.2018.1448272

June 19, 2024

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