Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University

Dr Flynn's research utilises a socio-legal framework to understand, critique and transform legal policy and practice. Informed by national and international context, her research examines how access to justice is negotiated, and the gendered, class-based application and practice of law. Asher has published widely in the areas of sexual violence, access to justice, plea negotiations and prosecutorial discretion, and has contributed to policy specific research and law reform in the areas of sexual violence and homicide.

- Plea negotiations
- Prosecutorial discretion
- Access to Justice
- Sexual violence
- Revenge pornography
- Legal Aid
- Victims’ Rights
- Law Reform


  • 2011–present
    Lecturer in Criminology, Monash University
  • 2009–2011
    Lecturer in Legal Studies, La Trobe University


  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD
  • 2006 
    Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (Hon)

Research Areas

  • Criminology (1602)
  • Courts And Sentencing (160203)
  • Criminal Law And Procedure (180110)