Sue Trevaskes

School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Griffith University

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Sue Trevaskes


Susan Trevaskes is professor of Chinese Studies at Griffith University and was an Adjunct Director of the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at ANU. She has made contributions to the field of contemporary Chinese criminal justice studies through her work on criminal law, punishment and policing issues in China. Sue's research contributions have been recognised by the award of a three-year ARC Fellowship in 2005 and a five-year ARC fellowship in 2009. These fellowships have resulted in a number of papers and books including the first monograph in English on criminal courts contemporary China (2007), a book on policing serious crime in China (2010), and a book on the death penalty in China (2012). She has also published numerous papers on Chinese justice in areas including criminal justice policy, justice reform, anti-crime campaigns, public security, stability maintenance operations, state responses to drug crime, public punishment rituals and death penalty reform.

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