Wilson, Amanda

Amanda Wilson


E-mail: a.wilson@unsw.edu.au
Unit: UNSW Australia
Position: Lecturer and Researcher
Background and research interests: Amanda has taught social science and criminal justice in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales since 2008. She has held research positions on various projects at Australian universities and has been employed as a consultant by a number of agencies including NSW Police, the Department of Attorney General and Justice, Legal Aid NSW and Housing NSW. Amanda has authored numerous reports and articles and presented at various international conferences on therapeutic jurisprudence and criminal justice. She is actively engaged with therapeutic jurisprudence, socio-legal, and criminal justice communities. Amanda sits on the Advisory Group for the International TJ in the Mainstream Project and is a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, the Law and Society Association (Student Prize Committee Member 2014-2015), the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Inc., the Crime and Justice Research Network, the Criminal Justice Cluster in the Faculty of Law at UNSW, and the Australian Drug Law and Reform Initiative. Her research interests include: therapeutic jurisprudence, gender and criminal justice, socio-legal inquiry, and social justice. Amanda’s is currently undertaking research on gender and therapeutic jurisprudence in criminal justice through a comparative study of drug courts in Canada and Australia.