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Professor Chris Cunneen

BA, DipEd (UNSW), MA, PhD (Sydney)

Elected: 2014

Discipline: Sociology

Specialisation: Criminology, penology, Indigenous legal issues


Professor Chris Cunneen is Professor of Criminology at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research at UTS.  He is currently engaged in several large research projects on justice reinvestment in Australia and the USA, a comparative study of juvenile justice in Australia and the UK, and the civil and family law needs of Indigenous people in Australia.

Key appointments in the last ten years: Chair of the NSW Juvenile Justice Advisory Council; Member of the New South Wales Attorney-Generals’ Taskforce on Sexual Assault in Aboriginal Communities


Adjunct Professor of Justice and Social Inclusion, and Tropical Leader – Cairns Institute, James Cook University

Honorary Professor, School of Social Sciences – UNSW



ANZ Society of Criminology
European Society of Criminology


Cunneen, C., Baldry, E., Brown, D., Brown, M., Schwartz, M. and A. Steel (2013) Penal Culture and Hyperincarceration, Ashgate, Farnham.

Cunneen, C. and White, R. (2011) Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime In Australia , Fourth Edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne.

Cunneen, C. and Hoyle, C. (2010) Debating Restorative Justice , Hart Publishing, Oxford.

Cunneen, C. (2014) ‘Colonial Processes, Indigenous Peoples, and Criminal Justice Systems’, in Bucerius, S and Tonry, M.. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime and Immigration, Oxford University Press, New York.

Cunneen , C. & Rowe, S. (2014) ‘Changing Narratives: Colonised Peoples, Criminology and Social Work’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol 3, no 2.


Email: Christopher.Cunneen [at] uts.edu.au

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