Prof Liz Campbell


Liz Campbell is Francine McNiff Chair of Criminal Jurisprudence at Monash University. Previously, she was Chair of Criminal Law at the University of Durham, having held posts at the University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen. Her research looks at the role of criminal law in responding to politicised social problems, and at how the politics of definition determines and affects these legal measures. She uses this lens to explore laws on organised crime and corruption, the regulation of DNA databases, and the presumption of innocence.

She has written extensively on these matters, and my first monograph, Organised Crime and the Law, was published by Hart Publishing in 2013. She carried out this research as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Maryland (2011-12).

Recently, She has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to establish a network on corruption in commercial enterprise ( In addition, she is continuing work on the definition of corruption, as well as beginning a project on women in organized crime.​