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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

Belinda Carpenter joined the School of Justice from Flinders University in 1995.

Her Doctorate, completed at Griffith University in 1994, explored the relationship between theory, policy and legislation regarding the issue of prostitution. Her book on the area of prostitution was published 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 domestic violence and, more recently, violent offending women, sex crimes and traffickingp>

In 2011 she published Sex Crime and Morality. In 2012 she published Justice in Society and in 2013 she published Sex Trafficking: a moral geography. /p>

Her other area of research expertise is death investigation. In 2004 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).

The findings from this research have been widely published and formed the basis for three more grants in 2008 and 2009, exploring in more detail the issues surrounding a death investigation. In 2012 she received another ARC grant on death investigation and the findings from this, which explored the ways in which coronial staff engaged with religious and cultural difference is now being published.
Most recently she has begun work on the issues of suicide determination.p>

Research interests

  • Autopsy
  • Coroners Systems
  • Death Investigations
  • Medico-legal Discourses
  • Prostitution
  • Violent Offending Women
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex, Crime Morality.
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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