Senior Lecturer in Law, UNSW

Dr Vicki Sentas joined the Faculty in July 2012 and previously held the Newton International Fellowship at the School of Law, King’s College London. Prior to that she worked in higher education policy and in community legal centres in NSW and Victoria.

Vicki researches processes of criminalisation and racialisation in law and policing. She teaches in criminal law, criminology and policing and coordinates the Police Powers Clinic, an experiential learning course, in partnership with Redfern Legal Centre.

Her recent and current research projects examine: the effects of counter-terrorism practices, migration controls and multiculturalism policies on criminal justice and racialised peoples in Australia, the UK and the EU; the criminalisation of armed conflicts, self-determination and diasporas through the use of security lists; police powers and their relationship to diverse forms of regulation including pre-emption and prosecution; police accountability and criminal justice reform.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, University of New South Wales