Professor Liz Campbell

Professor Liz Campbell
Monash University


Liz is the inaugural Francine McNiff Chair of Criminal Jurisprudence at Monash University, Melbourne, having previously been Professor of Criminal Law at Durham University. Staff Profile. She is adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology School of Justice.



Liz’s research looks at how and in what ways the criminal law and criminal process responds to politicised social problems. She is interested in how legal definitions are constructed, and how the politics of definitions determines and affects legal measures. She uses this lens to explore laws on organised crime, white collar crime and corruption, the presumption of innocence, and the trial process more broadly. Her work is socio-legal in considering the law in context, and often involves a comparative dimension. There is an empirical element to some of her work, such as the project on “Corporate Vehicles – Understanding the use of ‘Licit’ Corporate Entities by Transnational Organised Crime Groups in the Concealment, Conversion and Control of Illicit Finance”.

Liz publishes widely in leading international and domestic journals. Her publications include a research monograph on Organised Crime and the Law (Hart, 2013), a jointly written book on The Collection and Retention of DNA from Suspects in New Zealand with Nessa Lynch (Victoria University Press, 2015) and a textbook on Criminal Law in Ireland (Clarus, 2010).