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Rick Sarre

Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, University of South Australia

Dr Rick Sarre is an Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of South Australia’s Law School having retired at the end of 2017. He completed his law degree at Adelaide University in 1976, undertook undergraduate studies in theology and sociology at Graceland University, 1978-1979 (Iowa, USA), finished a Masters degree (Criminology) in Canada in 1983, and received his doctorate (Legal Science) from the University of Canberra in 2002. In 2015 Professor Sarre was awarded an honorary doctorate in law from Umeå University, Sweden. He taught commercial law, media law, sports law and criminology for 34 years in 5 countries (in addition to five years of part-time legal practice) before retiring at the end of 2017. He is the immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology over which he presided for four years. He also served three years on the Victim Support Service (SA) board, six years on the Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of SA board, and 8 years at the helm of the SA Institute of Justice Studies. He is currently a Vice-President of the Adelaide University Football Club. He and his wife Debra and their two children live in Adelaide. They have travelled with him for overseas teaching appointments in the USA (1996-1997) and Sweden (2004). He has been a member of the ALP for 35 years and continues as President of the Sturt Federal Electorate Council (FEC). In 2010, and again in 2013, he stood unsuccessfully as the Labor candidate in the federal seat of Sturt. In 2018 he stood unsuccessfully as the Labor candidate in the State seat of Bragg.

Swearing in public is still illegal, but you probably won’t be charged if you’re white

Jan 02, 2020 18:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

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Animal activists v private landowners: what does the law say?

Jan 27, 2019 14:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

This week, an animal rights charity, Aussie Farms, unveiled an interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitation facilities across Australia. The groups website says the map is an...

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Sep 25, 2018 09:33 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The fruit contamination crisis has delivered a devastating blow to the growers of Australia. The crisis is now so big it seems to have reached New Zealand as well. Producers and consumers have been justifiably outraged...

Why shield laws can be ineffective in protecting journalists' sources

Aug 13, 2018 12:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

South Australia recently became the second-to-last state to pass shield laws that purport to help journalists avoid naming their confidential sources. What is the effect of this new law? Is it all that it is cut out to...

Revisiting metadata retention in light of the government’s push for new powers

Jun 09, 2018 01:17 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity, Angus Taylor, foreshadowed this week that the Turnbull government will continue to pursue new law-enforcement powers that would allow authorities access to encrypted...

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Economy

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Politics

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Science

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Technology

‘Elder Scrolls 6’ release date, rumors: Why Black Marsh could be an interesting location choice

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Apple iPad Pro 2020 release date, price, specs rumors: Gadget expected to have mmWave 5G support and miniLED display

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There is still no official word on Googles plans for the Pixelbook 2. However, the announcement of Samsungs first-ever Chromebook with high-end specs and features could be the push Google needs. The Galaxy-branded...
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