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Personal profile


Stephen is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University Faculty of Law, and an Associate to the Castan Centre for Human Rights. He has published widely on Indigenous legal issues, including the Stolen Wages issue, criminal law, and protection for Indigenous art and culture. He was head researcher on the Northern Territory Intervention website, released by the Castan Centre in February 2016.

He has an LLM (University of Melbourne) on legal avenues for protection of Aboriginal art. His PhD (Monash, 2008) concerned the 'stolen wages' issue affecting Northern Territory Indigenous people.

He has published several books, including *Criminal Laws Northern Territory* (second edition, 2012),*Brass Disks, Dog Tags and Finger Scanners *(2012) and *The Protectors* (2011). He has published a crime detective novel, *The Artist is a Thief* (2001).

Community service

Alternative Law Journal Board

Associate, Castan Centre for Human Rights

Monash teaching commitment

LAW3302 Criminal law and procedure B SEM2/T3

LAW5001 Principles of criminal law and procedure SUM/T1

Research area keywords

  • Aboriginal affairs
  • Indigenous Legal Issues
  • Criminal Law
  • Malaysian Politics and Law
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