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Dr Ann-Claire Larsen

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Staff Member Details

Ann-Claire is a Senior Lecturer and Research in the Criminology Discipline at the School of Arts and Humanities.


By appointment

Current teaching

  • CRI2101 - Professional Skills: Case Management
  • CRI2215 - Policy & Procedure for the Justice Professions
  • CRI3109 - International Human Rights


Ann-Claire is a legal sociologist with over 20 years of academic teaching and researching experience in Criminology and Justice. She is passionate about human rights, particularly as they relate to women and children as is evidenced by her research publications and post graduate supervision topics. Ann-Claire sits on several journal editorial boards and regularly reviews refereed journal articles.

Professional associations

  • ECU Faculty of Business and Law Research and Higher Degrees Committee, Member
  • Forum on Public Policy Oxford Round Table, Editorial Advisory Board Member - (since 2010)
  • Journal of Politics & Law, Editorial Board Member - (since 2009)

Awards and recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2018 - The School of Arts and Humanities Psychology and Criminology Staff Award
  • 2014 and 2015 - The Faculty of Business & Law Dean’s award for postgraduate research supervision.
  • 2014 - The Faculty of Business & Law ‘Outstanding Supervisor Performance in your Faculty (Business and Law).
  • 2013 - Certificate of Excellence: Demonstrated Excellence in Higher Degree by Research Student Supervision for 2012 for the Faculty of Business and Law. Awarded by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) ECU.

Research areas and interests

  • Human Rights
  • Legislation and Policy
  • Gender/Feminism
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Sentencing


  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Australia, 2010.
  • Master of Laws, Murdoch University, 2002.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Anthropology), The University of Western Australia, 1995.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Curtin University of Technology, 1983.


Recent Research Grants

  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • Str8 Talk'n,  City of Gosnells,  NCCPP - Grant,  2008 - 2011,  $96,784.
  • Effective Pathways to Resolution After Harm in Health Care,  National Mediation Conferences Limited,  Scholarship,  2008 - 2010,  $14,845.
  • Country Practices: An analysis of factors affecting the wellbeing of general practitioners and their families in rural and remote WA.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (APAI),  2002 - 2005,  $113,838.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Tucker, B., Larsen, A., (2017), Reflections on Police Corruption: Faltering developments in regulating police conduct in Australia. Change and Reform in Law Enforcement: Old and New Efforts across the globe, 211-230, Boca Raton, USA, CRC Press.

Journal Articles

  • Nisbet, T., Larsen, A., (2019), Normativity and the Ordinary Person Formula: Comparing Provocation and Duress in Australia. University of Western Australia Law Review, 45(2), 249-273.
  • Larsen, A., (2018), Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Compliance within Australia’s National Regulator of Pesticides. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 35(4), 378-391, Australia, Thomson Reuters .
  • Larsen, A., (2018), Women's Rights in the Health Care System: Caesarean Delivery on Maternal Request. Journal of Law and Medicine, 25(2), 448-464, Australia, Thomson Reuters.
  • Cumming, C., Kinner, SA., Preen , DB., Larsen, A., (2018), In Sickness and in Prison: The Case for Removing the Medicare Exclusion for Australian Prisoners. Journal of Law and Medicine, 26(1), 140-158, Australia, Thomson Reuters .
  • Standing, C., Jackson, D., Larsen, A., Suseno, Y., Fulford, R., Gengatharen, D., (2016), Enhancing individual innovation in organisations: a review of the literature. International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 19(1), 44-62, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2016.073288.

Conference Publications

  • Larsen, A., (2018), Mandatory Sentencing Laws: a mere alternative to human rights. Annual International Conference Proceedings 7th Annual International Conference on Law, Regulations and Public Policy (LRPP 2018), 50-56, Global Science & Technology Forum, DOI: 10.5176/2251-3809_LRPP18.30.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Young people who fireset in Western Australia: Peer group influences and impulsiveness trump consequences
  • Master of Criminal Justice by Research,  Reading between the crimes: Online media’s representation of Aboriginal and torres strait islander people’s interaction with the criminal justice system in post-apology australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Enforcing foreign arbitral awards in Indonesia: Overcoming disharmony between international and domestic laws
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  One percent motorcycle clubs: Has the media constructed a moral panic in kalgoorlie-boulder, Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Social justice for sex trafficked females and sex workers in jordan
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Older indigent women’s economic crimes: Subsuming feminism in favour of a human rights explanation
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Psychostimulants and Western Australian detainees: A social profile
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Police oversighting agencies: A model analytical tool for comparative evaluations
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Prisoner reentry and reintegration: Perspectives of the women involved in outcare's st john of god women's program.
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  The whistleblower in the workplace: The influence of the personal characteristics of individuals who have blown the whistle in one Australian context.
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  The whistleblower in the workplace: The influence of the personal characteristics of individuals who have blown the whistle in one Australian context.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The progress of anomie in Australia between 2001 and 2011
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The progress of anomie in Australia between 2001 and 2011
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Facebook: Where privacy and social needs collide

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Redefining internal audit performance: Impact on corporate governance
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The dilemmas of regional development in Ghana: An ethnographic analysis of the North
  • Master of Criminal Justice,  Incarcerating indigenous people of the wongatha lands in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia: Indigenous leaders' perspectives.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Rights-based approach to poverty reduction: The ghanaian experience
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Country practices: A sociological analysis of factors affecting the wellbeing of GPS and their familities living and working in rural and remote areas.
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