Philip C. Stenning

Philip C. Stenning

Adjunct Professor, Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia); Honorary Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban, South Africa); and Visiting Professor, Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds (Leeds, United Kingdom)

March 16, 2017

Dr. Philip Stenning is an Adjunct Professor at the Griffith Criminology Institute, at Griffith University, having previously been a Professor in its School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Before that, Dr. Stenning was a Professor of Criminology at Keele University, United Kingdom, Professor and Director of the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Associate Professor at the Centre of Criminology at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Stenning holds a Doctor of Law from the University of Toronto, a Master of Law from York University (Ontario), and Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law and a Master of Arts from Cambridge University (United Kingdom). His research interests include public and private policing, the prosecution process and prosecutor-government relations, accountability in criminal justice, Aboriginal policing and justice, gender-based violence, and domestic and international criminal law and procedure. He has published 5 books on policing and prosecutions, 17 research reports (including one on Police Governance in First Nations in Ontario, in 1996), as well as over 50 academic journal articles and 40 book chapters, during his academic career.

In addition to his academic work during these years, Dr. Stenning has served as a consultant and adviser to a wide range of government departments and commissions of inquiry in a range of countries including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Venezuela and Brazil, as well as to the Council of Europe and the United Nations. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the John Howard Societies of Toronto (1987 to 1990) and Ontario (1988 to 1990) and of the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto (1990 to 1993). From 2003-2005 he was Vice-President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology, was a member of its Committee of Management in 2015 to 2016, and in 2005 was the Convenor of its 18th Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand. From 2012 to 2016 he was Co-Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, and in 2013 he served as Professor in Residence at the Australian Institute of Police Management.


Role: Panel Member
Report: Toward Peace, Harmony, and Well-Being: Policing in Indigenous Communities (April 2019)
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