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Helen Cockburn is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Tasmania. She teaches Evidence Law and Criminal Law, and coordinates the Law School’s undergraduate and postgraduate course offerings for police. Her doctoral thesis examined the construction of consent in Tasmanian rape trials and she continues to research in the area of sexual assault. As a research fellow with the Tasmania Law Reform Institute she has produced reports on the protection of the anonymity of victims of sexual crimes and the appropriate limits of consent as a defence to assault. She has also written on issues relating to the position of vulnerable complainants and other witnesses in the criminal justice process and the improved access to justice that enhancements in police interviewing techniques might offer. Please view a select list of Helen’s other published work.

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