Intersections between Law and Social Sciences

On the dangers of law without social context

Date: September 8, 2021

Time: 6 pm – 7 pm followed by light refreshments

Zoom event: Zoom details will be sent to all participants closer to the date of the event

Brief synopsis:

In this presentation devised for Social Sciences Week 2021, Professor Leanne Weber from the Canberra Law School will draw on her own professional experience as a social scientist who has recently begun working in a law school for the first time. In a wide-ranging discussion she will draw on several decades of criminological research on policing and border control to illustrate the value and importance of bringing together knowledge derived from legal and social science traditions.


Leanne Weber is Professor of Criminology in the Canberra Law School at the University of Canberra, Australia and a Research Associate at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford University. She researches policing and border control using criminological and human rights frameworks. Her books include Crime, Justice and Human Rights, 2014 (Palgrave, with Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo); Policing Non-Citizens, 2013 (Routledge); Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context, 2013 (Routledge, with Ben Bowling); and Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier, 2011 (Palgrave, with Sharon Pickering), which was awarded the inaugural Christine M Alder Book Prize by the ANZ Society of Criminology.

This event is co-hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and the Canberra Law School.

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