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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.

Research Outputs

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.

Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • Larsen, A. (2018). Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Compliance within Australia’s National Regulator of Pesticides. Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 35(4), 378-391.
  • 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.

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.

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). CRC Press.

Journal Articles

  • 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.

Journal Articles

  • Giles, M., Larsen, A., Whale, J. (2015). Carving Out Employment Futures for Aboriginal Ex-prisoners in the Resource Sector. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 41(1), 38-57.
  • Larsen, A., Crowley, M. (2015). Government as usual: politics and law as structural couples governing counter-terrorism in Australia. Griffith Law Review, 24(4), 519-547.
  • Larsen, A. (2015). Seeing children’s suffering: feminist legal methods, sentencing decisions and incarcerating mothers who offend. Outskirts: feminisms along the edge, 32(1), 6p..

Book Chapters

  • Larsen, A. (2014). Interview of Magistrate Gregory Andrew Benn, Regional Magistrate Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Trends in the Judiciary Interviews with Judges across the Globe (5-14). CRC Press.
  • Reid Boyd, E., Larsen, A. (2014). The Mommy Curve Stay-at-Home Mothers in Australia. Stay-at-Home Mothers: Dialogues and Debates (157-172). Demeter Press.

Book Chapters

  • Larsen, A. (2012). Interview with Robert Jennings on Corrective Services, Western Australia. Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World (139-158). CRC Press.

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A. (2012). Disembodied knowledge: law's incapacity to provide justice for prostitutes in Western Australia. Outskirts, 26(May), 1-12.
  • 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.
  • Larsen, A. (2012). Gendering criminal law: sentencing a mothering person with dependent children to a term of imprisonment. Australian Journal of Gender and Law, 1(1), 21.
  • Larsen, A. (2012). Trappings of technology: casting palliative care nursing as legal relations. Nursing Inquiry, 19(4), 334-344.

Conference Publications

  • Larsen, A., Branson, V., Milnes, P. (2012). Loss of Nearness: Computer-Mediated Communications in Community Palliative CareNursing. Conference Proceedings: 5th Biennial Conference of the Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development, 16-19 July 2012 (445-457). Academy of World Business, Marketing & Management Development.
  • Dobson, P., Gengatharen, D., Fulford, R., Barratt-Pugh, L., Bahn, S., Larsen, A. (2012). Eureka moments in research: Exploring abductive processes using four case examples. ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012 (11p.). Deakin University.

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A., Milnes, P. (2011). A Cautionary Note on Therapeutic Jurisprudence for Aboriginal Offenders. ELaw Journal, 18(1), 1-27.

Journal Articles

  • Guggisberg, M., Larsen, A., Fisher, C., Spilsbury, K., Zilkens, R., Semmens, J. (2010). Danger Signs: Ethnicity, relationship status and lethal threats associated with intimate partner violence. Australian Journal of Gender and Law, 1(1), 1-18.
  • Crowley, M., Larsen, A. (2010). Morality and Police Conduct: a way forward for ethical policing. Forum on Public Policy, 2010(5), 1-17.

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A., Guggisberg, M. (2009). Police officers, women and intimate partner violence: giving primacy to social context. Australian Journal of Gender and Law, 1(2009), 18p..

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A. (2008). Punishment and Rehabilitation in Women's Prisons: Views From a Community Women'S Group in Western Australia. Sister in Law Journal, 1(n/a), 14-36.

Book Chapters

  • Giles, M., Le, AT., Allan, R., Lees, C., Larsen, A., Bennett, L. (2007). The role of ducation and training in prison to work transitions. Vocational education and training for adult prisoners and offenders in Australia: Research readings (67-77). National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Conference Publications

  • Gabelich, L., Larsen, A. (2007). Ethics Training at the WA Police Academy: The Right Way to teach the Right Thing to Do. Papers of the 14th annual AAPAE conference 2007 : enhancing responsibility (14 pages). AAPAE.

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A. (2005). In the public interest: autonomy and resistance to methods of standardising nurses' advice and practices from a health call centre in Perth, Western Australia. Nursing Inquiry, 12(2), 135-143.


  • Giles, M., Le, AT., Allan, R., Lees, C., Larsen, A., Bennett, L. (2004). To train or not to train: The role of education and training in prison to work transitions. NCVER.

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A. (2004). Mobilising international human rights norms to reduce violence against Australian indigenous women: a way ahead. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 10(2), 195-218.

Book Chapters

  • Duff, J., Larsen, A. (2003). Service professions in corporate settings: The implications for autonomy, public interest and trust. Moving beyond managerialism in human services (49-62). RMIT Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A. (2002). Towards Eliminating Child Labour: The Power of the Law.. Mots Pluriels, 22,

Journal Articles

  • Larsen, A., Petersen, A. (2001). Rethinking responses to 'domestic violence' in Australian indigenous communities. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 23, 121-134.

Research Projects

  • 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, $101,838.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Personalising the process: The children's court drug court in Perth

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Digital surveillance: Understanding individual perecptions of risk.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The drive towards supermarket oversight: Is additional regulation of public companies (supermarkets) in the public interest

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Older indigent women’s economic crimes: Subsuming feminism in favour of a human rights explanation
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Facebook: Where privacy and social needs collide
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Young people who fireset in Western Australia: Peer group influences and impulsiveness trump consequences

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Redefining internal audit performance: Impact on corporate governance
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Rights-based approach to poverty reduction: The ghanaian experience
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The dilemmas of regional development in Ghana: An ethnographic analysis of the North
  • 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.
  • Master of Criminal Justice, Incarcerating indigenous people of the wongatha lands in the eastern goldfields of Western Australia: Indigenous leaders' perspectives.
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