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Professor Belinda Carpenter

Faculty of Law,
Research (Law),
Research Centre (Law)

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Name
Professor Belinda Carpenter
Position(s)
Assistant Dean (Research)
Faculty of Law,
Research (Law),
Research Centre (Law)
Professor
Faculty of Law,
School of Justice
Discipline *
Criminology, Law
Phone
+61 7 3138 7111
Fax
+61 7 3138 7123
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (Griffith University), BHMS(Hons) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Dr Belinda Carpenter is Professor and Director of Research in the School of Justice.

Keywords

CSI effect, autopsy, coronial system, death investigation, domestic violence, medical and legal discourse, sexual commerce, violent female offending

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Background

Professor Belinda Carpenter is Assistant Dean Research in the Faculty of Law  In 2012, Belinda became the inaugural Director of the Crime and Justice Research Centre, and Assistant Editor of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy  .  In 2015 she stood down from these roles to take up the position of Assistant Dean of Research for the Faculty of Law. At this time Belinda has begun work on the coronial determination of suicide, with an ARC Discovery grant awarded on this topic in 2015. Belinda gained another ARC Linkage   in 2010, with the Depts of Health, Police and Attorney General, to explore the ways in which coronial staff engaged with religious and cultural difference.  Findings have been published widely in high quality international publications.  An e-resource for families has also been created from this project.

Belinda’s other area of research expertise is death investigation. In 2005 she gained an ARC Linkage grant with the Departments of Health and Justice and Attorney General to investigate the decision-making of coroners under the new Coroners Act (2003). Belinda has published on prostitution, Rethinking prostitution: feminism, sex and the self,  in 2000.  While maintaining an interest in this area through publications and higher degree research supervision, she has also used this theoretical work to investigate the issue of violent offending women, sex crimes and trafficking. Following this theme, in 2011 she published Sex Crime and Morality (Routledge), in 2012 she published Justice in Society (Federation)  , and in 2013 she published Sex Trafficking: a moral geography (Palgrave) Her Doctorate, completed at Griffith University in 1994, explored the relationship between theory, policy and legislation regarding the issue of prostitution.

Research interests

  • Coroners Systems
  • Death Investigations
  • Suicide
  • Autopsy
  • Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
  • Violent Offending Women
This information has been contributed by Professor Belinda Carpenter.

Teaching

 

 

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Belinda Carpenter.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Investigating the Coronial Determination of Suicide as a Category of Death
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150101402
Start year
2015
Keywords
suicide; coroner; criminological theory
Title
Managing Family Objection to Autopsy: A Case Study of the Queensland Coronial System
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200393
Start year
2011
Keywords
Coroner; Religion; Autopsy; Indigenous; Police
Title
Establishing Guidelines for Coronial Best Practice Use of Internal Autopsy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0455035
Start year
2005
Keywords
Autopsy; death; Coroner; forensic pathology; criminal investigation;

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