Alexandra Baxter

PhD Candidate in Criminology, researching human trafficking in Australia, Flinders University

Alexandra's research explores females in the role of the perpetrator in Australian cases of human trafficking for sexual exploitation. A large focus of her research is on those females who were victims themselves, before transitioning into the role of the offender.

Alexandra designed, and regularly runs, a Criminology workshop incorporating different aspects of the Bachelor of Criminology, as well as a group work exercise. This exercise is designed to engage students by making them step into the shoes of a criminologist and critically analyse pieces of evidence and the associated narrative. The workshop is designed to give prospective students an idea of what the Bachelor of Criminology at Flinders University looks like, further aiming to inspire and motivate students to come and study at Flinders University.


  • 2016–present
    Casual Academic (tutor), Flinders University
  • 2017–present
    Criminology Workshop Facilitator , Flinders University
  • 2016–present
    Researcher/PhD Candidate, Flinders University


  • 2015 
    Flinders University , Bachelor of Arts (Criminology Honours) (First Class)
  • 2014 
    Flinders University , Bachelor of Justice and Society


  • 2019
    Journal of Human Trafficking , When the Line between Victimization and Criminalization Blurs: The Victim-Offender Overlap Observed in Female Offenders in Cases of Trafficking in Persons for Sexual Exploitation in Australia

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans (ACRATH)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)