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Professor Rick Sarre 

Position: Professor of Law Professor Rick Sarre
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: School of Law
Campus: City West Campus
Office: LB2-09
Telephone: +61 8 830 20889
Fax: +61 8 830 27128
Email: Rick_dot_Sarre_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Rick.Sarre
(Rick Sarre is currently on leave - last day on leave is Friday, 5 June 2015)

I am a member of the SCHOOL OF LAW in the Business School. My formal name is sometimes written Warwick Sarre, but I am one and the same person. My current CV, publications, teaching and research interests are found at the ePortfolio site, as are my current notes for introduction purposes.

Links to other sites

Welcome to my ePortfolio

This is the link to CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN POLICING for the Superintendents' Qualification Program

Teaching interests

  • Criminology, Criminal Law, Media and Communications Law, Contemporary Issues in Policing.

I teach the following courses

COML 1002Criminology 1
COML 5004Media and Communications Law G
LAWS 2028Criminology and Public Policy
LAWS 2029Sports Law
COML 1001Foundations of Business Law
LAWS 5016The Law for Managers

Professional associations

Law Society of SA (member since 1985)

Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) Member

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (President from 2012)

formerly Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of SA Inc (board member, 2009-2014)

Associate of the Australian Institute of Criminology (since 1997)

Member of the Board of Directors, International Police Executive Symposium


LL.B (University of Adelaide), MA (Criminology) (University of Toronto), SJD (University of Canberra)

Research interests

  • Security Law, Criminal Justice and Criminology, Corporate Governance, Private Policing, Police Accountability, Regulation, Restorative Justice.
  • Click here for research grants

Research publications

See the E-portfolio site above

Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Law

  • Criminal Justice
  • Media Law
  • Police
  • Sport Law.
  • Victims
  • Law

Community Service

Organisation Name:   ALP Norwood
Section:   Political party
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Level of involvement:   Member
Year from:   1990
Year to:   2014

Organisation Name:   SA Institute of Justice Studies Inc
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Level of involvement:   President
Year from:   2006
Year to:   2014

Organisation Name:   Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services Inc
Level of involvement:   Board Member
Year from:   2009
Year to:   2014

Organisation Name:   Australian Institute of Criminology
Type of Organisation:   Professional organisation
Level of involvement:    Consultant / advisor
Year from:   1998
Year to:   2014

Organisation Name:   Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology
Type of Organisation:   Professional organisation
Level of involvement:   President
Year from:   2012
Year to:   2014

Research Degree Supervisor

I am available to supervise legal and regulatory thesis topics, especially related to policing and private security, law, criminal justice and socio-legal topics.

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