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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.

Keywords

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

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Projects 2018 2019

Research Output 2001 2018

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

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

Sentencing offenders with personality disorders: A critical analysis of DPP (Vic) v O'Neill

Walvisch, J. M. & Carroll, A., 2017, In : Melbourne University Law Review. 41, 1, p. 417-444 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

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Prizes

Faculty of Law Award for Teaching Excellence

Jamie Mark Walvisch (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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

Jamie Mark Walvisch (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Press / Media

Is S&M Sex Illegal?

Jamie Mark Walvisch

24/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Explainer: How does mental illness affect sentencing?

Jamie Mark Walvisch

22/08/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The Ethics of Neuroscience

Jamie Mark Walvisch

5/12/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Fingerprinting to solve crimes: not as robust as you think

Jamie Mark Walvisch

24/10/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

The fraught issue of how we deal with mentally ill offenders

Jamie Mark Walvisch

13/07/11

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment