- Mr Christopher Emzin
- Associate Professor
Faculty of CI, Education & Social Justice,
School of Justice
- Discipline *
- Criminology, Law
- +61 7 3138 2926
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Master of Laws (Griffith University), Bachelor of Laws (Queensland University of Technology)
- Professional memberships
- Reviewer, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
- Board of Directors, Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association
- Barrister-At-Law: Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia
- Member, Indigenous Barristers Committee, Bar Association of Queensland
Christopher Emzin (LLB, QUT/LLM, Griffith) is a Senior Lecturer and Director, Indigenous Engagement within the School of Justice in the QUT Faculty of Law. He is of Aboriginal and South Sea Islander man. Christopher holds a Masters and a Bachelors Degree of Laws and has been admitted to practice law as a ‘Barrister-At-Law’.
He is also an Inspector of Police with over 35 years policing experience as a criminal investigator, prosecutor and legal advisor for the Queensland Police Service. He has held a range of operational, policy and senior management positions within the QPS including Acting Superintendent for Prosecutions Services.
Chris is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT Faculty of Law. The thesis title is “Law Enforcement Policy & Practice impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Queensland.”
In his role as QUT Senior Lecturer, Chris was Chair for the Embedding Indigenous Knowledges into Justice Curriculum Committee and also lead for the Indigenous Perspectives Working Party during the Bachelor of Justice Re-accreditation process. The successful re-accreditation of the Bachelor of Justice involved the incorporation of a new Course Learning Outcome 6 – Indigenous Perspectives (Develop skills and knowledge to work with Indigenous communities and people as a Justice professional).
In his role as Director, Indigenous Engagement he engages with industry partners including ATSILS (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services) and is also member of Indigenous Committee for the Queensland Bar Association. Chris is the QUT School of Justice coordinator for the Cherbourg-QUT Project whereby transdisciplinary student teams collaborate with industry partners on Aboriginal Community-initiated projects using a participatory action research framework.
- JSB176 Criminal Law in Context
- JSB284: Policing in Context
- JSB374: Crime Prevention
- JSB235: Investigations & Evidence (Developed new unit)
Professional Training – Queensland Police Service
2017 Inspector, Visiting Police Associate, Queensland University of Technology
2013 Inspector, Prosecution Services, Legal Division
2011 Flood Crisis Review Group, Queensland Police Service
2010 State Water Police Coordinator, Specialist Services Branch
2005 District Inspector, Gold Coast District
2000 Inspector, Legal & Policy Unit, Ethical Standards Command
1997 Police Prosecutors Course
1992 Appointment to Detective Classification
1986 Graduated – Queensland Police Academy