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Personal profile

Biography

Jamie completed his Bachelors of Arts and Laws at Monash University in 1999. He graduated first in his class and received the Supreme Court Prize.

After completing his articled clerkship at Holding Redlich, he commenced work as a Research and Policy Officer at the Victorian Law Reform Commission. He worked at the Commission from 2001-2003, during which time he co-authored a number of publications on Defences to Homicide, Disputes Between Co-owners and Workplace Privacy.

During 2003-04 he was employed as a Research Analyst for the Australian Institute of Criminology, where he co-authored two reports for the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Drugs and Crime Prevention in Victoria: Final Report of the Inquiry into Fraud and Electronic Commerce and Final Report of the Inquiry into Violence Associated with Motor Vehicle Use. From 2001-04 Jamie was the chairperson of Springvale Monash Legal Service.

From 2005-12 Jamie worked as Senior Research Officer at the Judicial College of Victoria. In this role he was responsible for developing, drafting and updating the Victorian Criminal Charge Book. This is the main judicial reference book used by judges and legal practitioners in Victorian criminal jury trials. He also co-authored the Report of the Jury Directions Simplification Project (the 'Weinberg Report').

Jamie completed his PhD in 2016. His thesis, which is titled Sentencing Offenders With Mental Illnesses: A Principled Approach, examines the circumstances in which mental illnesses should be taken into account when sentencing on offender who is convicted of a serious crime. Jamie has published articles on this issue, and has given presentations about it at a number of national and international conferences.

Jamie's other research interests include neurolaw (the intersection between neuroscience and the law) and forensic evidence.

Jamie teaches a range of units, including Criminal Law, Forensic Evidence, Lawyer's Ethics and Professional Practice.

Research area keywords

  • Criminal Law
  • Ethics
  • Evidence
  • Juries/jurors
  • Mental health
  • Sentencing

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2001 2019

More, longer, tougher … or is it finally time for a different approach to the post-sentence management of sex offenders in Australia?

Bartels, L., Walvisch, J. & Richards, K., 2019, In : Criminal Law Journal. 43, 1, p. 41-57 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lone anarchists and peace pilgrims: the relevance of political motivations to sentencing

Walvisch, J., Dec 2018, In : Monash University Law Review. 44, 2, p. 428-457 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Mandated treatment as punishment: exploring the second Verdins principle

Walvisch, J., 1 May 2018, Critical Perspectives on Coercive Interventions: Law, Medicine and Society. Spivakovsky, C., Seear, K. & Carter, A. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 185-198 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

"Mental disorder" and sentencing: resolving the definitional problem

Walvisch, J., 2018, In : Journal of Law and Medicine. 26, 1, p. 159-169 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Defining “mental disorder” in legal contexts

Walvisch, J. M., 1 May 2017, In : International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 52, p. 7-18 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Faculty of Law Award for Teaching Excellence

Jamie Walvisch (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career)

Jamie Walvisch (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2019

  • 12 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 2 Public event
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

XXXVI International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Rome

Jamie Walvisch (Speaker)
21 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

XXXVI International Congress on Law and Mental Health, Rome

Jamie Walvisch (Session chair)
21 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Responsible Neuroinnovation

Jamie Walvisch (Organiser), Adrian Carter (Organiser)
2 Dec 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Mental Health and Rights of People with Disabilities

Jamie Walvisch (Contributor)
8 May 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event

County Court of Victoria Annual Conference

Jamie Walvisch (Invited speaker)
16 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Press / Media

George Pell High Court Special Leave Application

Jamie Walvisch

13/11/19

3 Media contributions

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Helping sex offenders reintegrate into the community

Jamie Walvisch

3/09/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The significance of George Pell’s appeal decision

Jamie Walvisch

21/08/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Sentencing politically motivated offenders

Jamie Walvisch

19/08/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Most Difficult Things: Mental Health, Drugs and Parole

Jamie Walvisch

22/04/19

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment