Alexandra Baxter

PhD Candidate in Law/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 commercial sexual exploitation. A large focus of her research is on those females who were victims themselves, before transitioning into the role of the offender and how this victimisation is acknowledged by the Australian criminal justice system.

Alexandra is a tutor at Flinders University teaching Criminology topics. Alexandra further designed and runs a Criminology workshop to engage prospective students by helping them step into the shoes of a criminologist and critically analyse pieces of evidence and the associated narrative.


  • 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)