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Mr Michael Crowley

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 2117, Mobile: 0407 187 227, Email: m.crowley@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.214
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 2117  
Mobile: 0407 187 227  
Email: m.crowley@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.214  

 

Mr Michael Crowley is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law's School of Law and Justice. Michael is Course Coordinator for Bachelor of Forensic Investigations and Law Competitions Coordinator. He is a researcher at the ECU Security Research Institute.

Availability

By appointment.

Background

Michael was admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales in 1989 and worked in a general practice. In 1991 he was admitted as a barrister practicing extensively as defence counsel in criminal law jury trials and conducting appellate work.

Michael is a member of the Western Australian and New South Wales Bar Associations. Whilst practicing as a barrister in New South Wales Michael was also a lecturer in Criminal Law and Procedure, Law Extension Committee within the University of Sydney and up to 2005 was a Revising Examiner for the Legal Practitioner's Admission Board of New South Wales.

In 2004, Michael was a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Chongqing Technology and Business University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China. He was the Law Course Coordinator at ECU from June 2012 to July 2013.

Current teaching

  • LAW4206 - Advanced Criminal Law;
  • LAW4108 - Public International Law;
  • LAW3106 - Evidence;
  • LAW2600 - Terrorism and the Law;
  • LAW3600 - Coronial Law and Mortuary Practice; and
  • LAW4710 – Advanced Legal Research (honours).

Qualifications

  • B.A.;
  • Dip.Ed.;
  • M.Ed.;
  • B.Leg.S.; and
  • M.I.L.

Awards and recognition

  • 2011 to date - Australian University Representative – International Negotiation Competition.
  • 2010 - Certificate of Commendation, Hong Kong Red Cross (Branch of the Red Cross Society of China) In Recognition of Meritorious Service.
  • 2009 - Dean's Award for Excellence in innovation or continuous improvement – legal writing program: Michael Crowley, Joseph Indaimo and Dr Jo McFarlane.

Professional associations

  • 2009 to date - Western Australian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Committee, Member
  • 2007 to date - Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot, Finals Judge
  • 2010 to date - ECU Vis Mooting teams – Hong Kong Vienna, Coach
  • 2007 to date - Western Australia Bar Association
  • 1991 to date - New South Wales Bar Association
  • 2011 - 2012 - LAWASIA Moot Coaches Advisory Committee, Member

Research

Research areas and interests

  • Terrorism and International Humanitarian Law

Recent research grants

Small faculty grants
  • 2007 - Legal Writing Skills program for first year first semester law students. $5,000
  • 2007 - Grant to continue semester 1 workshops. $3,000
Faculty strategic grants
  • 2008 - Legal Writing Skills Program for 2008 with Joseph Indaimo. $19,600

Recent publications

Monographs

  • Casenote: Tofilau v The Queen; Marks v The Queen; Hill v The Queen and Clarke v The Queen (2007)81 ALJR 1688, Western Australian Bar Review, Autumn, 2008.

Books

  • Crowley, M. (Chief Editor) (2012) with ICRC, Introduction to International Humanitarian Law and IHL Moot in Asia-Pacific Region, Hong Kong Red Cross.

Book chapters

  • Crowley, M. (2012). Memorial writing. In Introduction to International Humanitarian Law and IHL Moot in Asia-Pacific Region, Hong Kong Red Cross.
  • Crowley, M. (2012). Advocacy in mooting. InIntroduction to International Humanitarian Law and IHL Moot in Asia-Pacific Region, Hong Kong Red Cross.
  • Crowley, M. (2008). Cyber crime and biometric authentication – the problem of privacy versus protection of business assets. In M.N. Bhavani (Ed.), Biometrics: Techno-Legal Issues,p.41-55, Hyderbad.

Journal articles

  • Larsen, A., Crowley, M. (2012). 'Virtue Ethics: Analysing emotions in a police interview with a crime suspect.' Policing: a journal of policy and practice, 6(3), 291-300, Oxford.
  • Crowley, M. & Larsen, A. (2010). 'Morality and Police Conduct: a way forward for ethical policing.' 5 Forum on Public Policy 1.
  • Crowley, M. (2010). 'Tough on Terrorists: Challenging Traditional Sentencing Principles?' Federal Sentencing Reporter, Volume 22.4, Spring Edition 2010.
  • Crowley, M. (2009). 'Corporate Governance - Royal Dutch Shell, Terrorism and Reputational Risk.' Legal Issues in Business - The Finance Industry, Volume 11, 2009, ISSN: 1442-911X at 35.

Conference publications

  • Crowley, M. (2011). A poisoned apple? The use of secret evidence and secret hearings to combat terrorism in Australia. Proceedings of the 2nd Australian Counter Terrorism Conference, 43-52, Western Australia.
  • Crowley, M. (2010). Countering Home-Grown Terrorists in Australia – an Overview of Legislation, Policy and Actors since 2001. Proceedings of The 1st Australian Counter Terrorism Conference - Security Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
  • Crowley, M., & Woodward, A. (2006). Does your Wireless LAN have criminal intent. 4th Australian Information Security Management Conference ECU - School of Computer and Information Science.
  • Crowley, M. (2006). Cyber crime and biometric authentication - the problem of privacy versus protection of business assets. 4th Australian Information Security Management Conference ECU - School of Computer and Information Science.

Conference presentations

  • Crowley, M., & Larsen, A. (2010). Judicial Discretion: endorsing improper and unethical conduct by police; presented by Larsen, A Oxford Round Table on Ethical Sentiments, Oxford University, United Kingdom, March 2010.
  • Crowley, M. (2009) Is Condi right? God, torture and complicity, Australian Law Teachers Association Conference Sydney 5 – 8 July 2009.
  • Indaimo, J., Crowley, M. (2008). Learning Lessons in Legal Writing Skills, presented by Crowley, M. Australian Law Teachers Association Conference, July 2008, (abstract accepted in the Legal Education Section).

Other peer reviewed publications

  • Crowley, M. & oths., (2013). 11th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Problem and associated judges notes.
  • Crowley, M. & Desgagne, R. (2012). 10th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Problem and associated judges notes.
  • Crowley, M. (2011). 9th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Problem and associated judges notes.
  • Crowley, M. O’Brien, R., (2010). 8th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Problem and associated judges notes.
  • Crowley, M. (2009). 7th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Problem and associated judges notes.
  • Crowley, M. (2009). Legal and policy issues in combating online radicalisation. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (APSI) published on-line.
  • Crowley, M. (2008). 6th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Problem and associated judges notes.
  • Crowley, M. (2007). 5th Hong Kong Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot Problem and associated judges notes.

Public lectures and seminars

  • The Admissibility of Poisoned Evidence in International Criminal Tribunals, Hong Kong University Law School, 15 March 2013.
  • Evidence & Ethics. Continuing Professional Development Seminar, Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, 25 July 2012.
  • Ethical Issues in International Humanitarian Law, King, Wood & Mallesons, Hong Kong, 9 March 2012.
  • Are Enhanced Interrogation Techniques Justified in the War on Terror National Security and Strategy. Seminar at Curtin University in August 2011.
  • The role of international tribunals in the prosecution and punishment of war crimes.Keynote seminar at Mallesons Stephen Jaques Hong Kong, March 2011.
  • Combating home grown terrorists in Australia: Lessons from two recent terrorist trials; SECAU – Security Research Centre , School of Computer and Security Science, ECU and Australian Computer Society Road show lectures in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on 28, 29 and 30 June 2010.
  • Combating home grown terrorists in Australia: Lessons from two recent terrorist trials;Public Lecture for SECAU - Security Research Centre; Security: Special Interest Group, ECU, 20 May 2010.
  • Guest Lecture for WA Red Cross onInternational Humanitarian Lawto persons completing International Humanitarian Law training workshop, Perth, 25 February 2010.
  • China Education and the Law seminar.Edith Cowan University 2006.
  • Legal Ethics in Australia and China.hongqing Technology and Business University December 2004. This lecture was simultaneously translated and presented by PowerPoint in English and Mandarin to aid understanding.
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