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About John L Anderson

The overarching concept of my research scholarship is related to questions of unfairness and inequity in the criminal justice system, particularly the sentencing of offenders and treating like cases alike. In addition, I have developed a research interest in relation to the legal framework for the crime of arson and related issues involving the mental element of the offence and sentencing arson offenders. I also research in relation to various aspects of evidence law particularly identification evidence and the judicial discretion to exclude evidence. Finally, I have some research interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning and I am currently working on a court collaboration project with the co-location of the new state court precinct and University House.


Present Director of JD Program, University of Newcastle - Australia
Present Associate Professor - Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle - Australia

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Mailing address: Level 2, University House, 300 King Street, Newcastle. NSW 2300 Australia.
Telephone: +61 2 49217099
Facsimile: +61 2 49218866

Life Imprisonment (2)

Sentencing (2)

Sentencing principles (1)

Bushfire Arson (1)

Arson Offences (2)