Richard G Fox

Emeritus Prof

1969 …2019

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Personal profile


Emeritus Professor Richard Fox AM specialised in the law of criminal procedure, the law relating to sentencing of offenders, and Australian federal criminal justice. He holds a Doctor of Laws from Monash University and a Master of Laws and Diploma of Criminology from Melbourne University.

Following his retirement in March 2006 he was appointed an Emeritus Professor of the University and has continued to have an association with the Faculty of Law.

He was formerly an Associate Professor at the Centre of Criminology and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, Canada and has been a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting

Professor at the Faculty of Law, Case University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has been a consultant to the Law Reform Commission of Canada, the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Australian Law Reform Commission and the Victorian Law Reform Commission, the Victorian Department of Justice and was a foundation member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology.

Between 1998 and 2011 he was Chairman of the Board of Management of the Australian Institute of Criminology.

His most recent publication is Victorian Criminal Procedure: State and Federal Law (15th edn), Sydney, The Federation Press, 2019 (with Nadia Deltondo).  For list of publications and citations, refer to Google Scholar.

In June 2008 Professor Fox was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to law and legal education.

Areas of Expertise

Sentencing Criminal Procedure

Professional Qualifications

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria

Academic Awards and Distinctions

2008: Appointed Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM)

1994: Monash University, Vice-Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching

1987: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Inaugural Medal for Excellence in Research

1979: Fulbright Senior Scholar

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Law, LLD (Monash)