BA (Hons), PhD (Sydney)
Law and Legal Studies

Dr Don Weatherburn is Director, NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. Dr Weatherburn specialises in crime-prone communities, drug law enforcement policy and the role of economic factors in crime. He is currently investigating the social and economic factors that underpin Indigenous arrest and imprisonment. Other areas of expertise include sentencing, criminal justice administration and the influence of child neglect and abuse on crime.

He has served as an advisor to the United Nations on missions in China and Papua New Guinea and is a member of the Premier's expert advisory group on drugs and alcohol.

  • Don Weatherburn, Lucy Snowball and Boyd Hunter (2006) The Economic and Social Factors Underpinning Indigenous Contact with the Justice System, Crime and Justice Bulletin (104).
  • Don Weatherburn (2006) Riots, Policing and Social Disadvantage; Learning from the Riots in Macquarie Fields and Redfern, Current Issues in Crinimal Justice (18[1]: 20-31).
  • Don Weatherburn (2005) Supply Control Policy, Harm Reduction and Context Dependence, Addiction (100[7]: 201-211).
  • Lind, B. Chen, S. Weatherburn D. and Mattick, R. (2005) The Effectiveness of Methadone Maintenance Treatment in Controllling Crime: An Australian Aggregate Level Analysis, British Journal of Criminology (45[2]: 201-211).
  • Don Weatherburn (2004) Law and Order in Australia: Rhetoric and Reality. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Don Weatherburn and Bronwyn Lind (2001) Delinquent-Prone Communities. Cambridge U.K: Cambridge University Press.