Paul is a criminal lawyer with a combination of experience in litigation, policy and academia. He is admitted to practice law both in Australia and in New York (USA), and has worked as senior legal researcher for the now-retired Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke at the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and a prosecutor at the Office of Public Prosecutions in Victoria.
At the moment, Paul is a senior legal policy officer at the Sentencing Advisory Council in Victoria, is teaching criminology with Swinburne Online, and is completing his doctoral studies with Deakin University. The focus of his PhD is the criminalisation of behaviours that cause purely psychological injuries, particularly in the context of family violence.
Paul has published articles on criminal law, family violence, and the effect of emerging technologies. He has a particular interest in criminalisation theory, sentencing, neurolaw, and the increasing role of psychology in the criminal courtroom.
Unit coordinator, Swinburne Online
PhD candidate, Deakin University
Senior legal policy officer, Sentencing Advisory Council (Vic)
Law Mentor, Australian National University
Senior legal researcher, Constitutional Court of South Africa
Assistant lecturer, Temple University
Prosecutor, Office of Public Prosecutions (Vic)
Temple University (Philadelphia, USA), Master of Laws (LLM)
Australian National University (Canberra, AUS), Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)
Australian Public Service Commission (Canberra, AUS), Diploma of Government (Management)
La Trobe University (Melbourne, AUS), Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
La Trobe University (Melbourne, AUS), Bachelor of Legal Studies
Book review: James C. Oleson's Criminal Genius: A Portrait of High-IQ Offenders, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
A further critique of brain fingerprinting: The possibility of propranolol usage by offenders, Alternative Law Journal
Criminalising emotional abuse, intimidation and economic abuse in the context of family violence: The Tasmanian experience, University of Tasmania Law Review
A fair 'hearing': Earwitness identifications and voice identification parades, International Journal of Evidence and Proof
The philosophy of criminalisation: A review of Duff et al's Criminalisation series, Criminal Law and Philosophy
Criminalising controlling and coercive behaviour: The next step in the prosecution of domestic violence?, Alternative Law Journal
"But I was so sure it was him": How Facebook could be making eyewitness identifications unreliable, Internet Law Bulletin
Judicial recognition of PTSD in crime victims: A review of how much credence Australian courts give to crime-induced PTSD, Journal of Law and Medicine
The limited impact of Facebook and the displacement effect on the admissibility of identification evidence, Criminal Law Journal