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Publications by Anne Cossins

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Books

Goodman-Delahunty, J, Cossins, A and Martschuk, N (2016) Jury Reasoning in Joint and Separate Trials of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse: An Empirical Study, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Sydney (http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/policy-and-research/our-rese...)

Cossins, A (2015) Female Criminality: Infanticide, Moral Panics and the Female Body, Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke, UK.

Cossins, A (2013) The Baby-Farmers, Allen & Unwin: Sydney.

(http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781743314012)

Cossins, A. (2003) Remedies in Context: Cases and Materials, Butterworths: Sydney.

Cossins, A. (2000) Masculinities, Sexualities and Child Sexual Abuse, Kluwer Law International: The Hague.

Cossins, A. (1997) Annotated Freedom of Information Act New South Wales: History and Analysis, Law Book Company Ltd: Sydney.

Harrison, K. and Cossins, A. (1993) Documents, Dossiers and the Inside Dope: A Practical Guide to Freedom of Information Law, Allen and Unwin: Sydney.

Ph.D Thesis

Cossins, A. (1998) Masculinities, Sexualities and Child Sexual Abuse, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales.

Benchbook

AIJA Committee 'Children Giving Evidence' (2010) Bench Book for Children Giving Evidence in Australian Courts, AIJA: Melbourne.

(members of the AIJA Committee were Judge Ann Ainslie-Wallace, District Court of NSW, Dr Annie Cossins, Judge David Freeman, District Court of NSW, Judge Hal Jackson, District Court of Western Australia, Justice Robyn Layton, Supreme Court of South Australia, Justice Marcia Neave, Court of Appeal, Victoria, Judge Helen O'Sullivan (Chair), District Court of Queensland, Justice Richard Refshauge, Supreme Court of the ACT, Judge Meryl Sexton, County Court of Victoria, Judge Kevin Sleight, District Court of Western Australia).

Chapters in Books

Cossins, A, ‘Moral Regulation and Media Representations of the Female Body’ (forthcoming) in Oxford Encyclopedia of Crime, Media, and Popular Culture, Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Cossins, A and Goodman-Delahunty, J ‘The Application of the Uniform Evidence Act in Child Sexual Assault Trials’’ (2017) in J Gans and A Roberts (eds) Critical Perspectives on Uniform Evidence Law, Federation Press: Sydney.
Cossins, A (2016) ‘The Sociology of Sex Offending: The Offender, Culture and Context’ in T Ward and T Beech (eds) Theories of Sexual Offending, Wiley-Blackwell: New York.
Cossins, A (2014) 'Phillips v R [2006] HCA 4' in H. Douglas and T. Luker, Australian Feminist Judgements (Hart Publishing, Oxford).
http://www.law.uq.edu.au/the-australian-feminist-judgments-project

Cossins, A (2014) ‘The Sociology of Sex Offending: The Offender, Culture and Context’ in T Ward and T Beech (eds) Theories of Sexual Offending, Wiley-Blackwell: New York.

Cossins, A (2012) 'Cross-Examining the Child Complainant: Rights, Innovations and Unfounded Fears in the Australian Context' in J Spencer & M Lamb Children and Cross-examination: Time to Change the Rules?, Hart Publishing: London.

Cossins, A (2009) 'Restorative Justice and Child Sex Offences: The Theory and the Practice' in Carolyn Hoyle (ed) Restorative Justice: Critical Concepts in Criminology, Routledge: Abingdon, pp359-378.

Cossins, A (2007) 'Men, Masculinity and Child Sexual Abuse' in M. Kiter Edwards, L, O'Toole and J. Schiffman (eds) Gender Violence: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 2nd edition, New York Press: New York.

Cossins, A. (1999) 'Recovered Memories of Child Sexual Abuse: The Science and the Ideology' in J. Breckenridge and L. Laing (eds) in Australian Perspectives on Violence against Women, Allen & Unwin: Sydney.

Cossins, A. (1998) 'Tipping the Scales in Her Favour: The Need to Protect Counselling Records in Sexual Assault Trials' in P. Easteal (ed) Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, Federation Press: Sydney, pp 94-106.

Cossins, A. (1996) 'Open Government and Freedom of Information' in Douglas, R. and Jones, M., Administrative Law: Cases and Materials, Federation Press: Sydney, pp 55-85.

Cossins, A. (1994) 'Using the Freedom of Information Act (Cth)' in Redfern Legal Centre (ed) Lawyers' Practice Manual (NSW), Law Book Company Ltd: Sydney, pp 1302/1-1302/43.

Reports

A Cossins (2010) Alternative Models for Prosecuting Child Sex Offences in Australia, National Child Sexual Assault Reform Committee, UNSW: Sydney. View report.

Refereed Conference Papers

Goodman-Delahunty, J., Cossins, A., & Martschuk, N. (2014). Persistent misconceptions about child sexual abuse: The impact of specialized educative information and deliberation on mock jurors. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Empirical Studies of Judicial Systems: Citizen Participation Around the World (pp. 1-50). Taipei, Taiwan: Institutum Jurisprudentiae Academia Sinica.

 Cossins, A, Goodman-Delahunty, J & O'Brien, K (2009b) "Countering Misconceptions in Child Sexual Assault Cases with Expert Evidence and Judicial Directions", paper presented at the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research 40th Anniversary Symposium, 18-19 February 2009, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.

Cossins, A. (2000) Masculinities, Sexualities and Child Sexual Abuse, The British Criminology Conferences: Selected Proceedings, Vol 3, Loughborough, British Society of Criminology, 1-18.

Refereed Journal Articles

Cossins, A., ‘The Future of Joint Trials of Sex Offences after Hughes: Resolving Judicial Fears and Jurisdictional Tensions with Evidence-Based Decision-Making’ (2017-2018) 41(3) Melbourne University Law Review.
Goodman-Delahunty, Martschuk, N and Cossins, A. (2017) ‘What Australian Jurors Know and Do Not Know About Evidence of Child Sexual Abuse’ Criminal Law Journal, 41: 86-103.
Goodman-Delahunty, J., Cossins, A., & Martschuk, N. (2017) ‘Validation of the Child Sexual Abuse Knowledge Questionnaire’, Psychology, Crime and Law, 23: 391-412.
Goodman-Delahunty, J., Martschuk, N. & Cossins, A., (2016) ‘Programmatic Pretest-posttest Research to Reduce Jury Bias in Child Sexual Abuse Cases’ Onati Socio-Legal Series, 6(2): 283-314.
Cossins, A and Plummer, M (2016) “Masculinity and Sexual Abuse: Explaining the Transition from Victim to Offender”, Men and Masculinities, 1-26 (published online) DOI: 10.1177/1097184X16652655.
Plummer, M and Cossins, A (2016) “The Cycle of Abuse: When Victims Become Offenders”, Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 1-19 (published online) DOI: 10.1177/1524838016659487.
Cossins, A, Jayakody, A, Norrie, C, and Parkinson, P (2016) “The Role of Photographic and Video Documentation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Child Sexual Assault”, Journal of Law and Medicine, 23: 925-937.
Cossins, A (2013) The legacy of the Makin case 120 years on: legal fictions, circular reasoning and some solutions, Sydney Law Review, 35: 731-759.
Cossins, A and Delahunty, J, (2013) 'Misconceptions of Expert Evidence in Child Sexual Assault Trials: Enhancing Justice and Jurors' Common Sense', Journal of Judicial Administration, 22: 171-190.

Cossins, (2013) 'Expert Witness Evidence in Sexual Assault Trials: Questions, Answers and Law Reform in Australia and England', International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 17: 74-113.

Cossins, A (2011) ‘The Behaviour of Persistent Sex Offenders: Implications for the Prosecution of Child Sex Offences in Joint Trials’, Melbourne University Law Review, 35(3): 821-864.

Cossins, A (2011) 'Similar Facts and Consent in Sexual Assault Cases: Filling in the Gap Left by the High Court in Phillips' Monash Law Review, 37(2): ??

Goodman-Delahunty, J., Cossins, A., & O'Brien, K. (2011) 'A Comparison of Expert Evidence and Judicial Directions to Counter Misconceptions in Child Sexual Abuse Trials' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44: 196-217.

Cossins, A (2010) "Time Out for Longman: Myths, Science and the Common Law" Melbourne University Law Review, 34: 63-94 (http://ssrn.com/abstract=1943388)

Goodman-Delahunty, Cossins and O'Brien (2010) "Enhancing the Credibility of Complainants in Child Sexual Assault Trials: The Effect of Expert Evidence and Judicial Directions", Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 28: 769-783 (online version available: DOI: 10.1002/bsl.936).

Cossins, A, Goodman-Delahunty, J & O'Brien, K (2009) "Uncertainty and Misconceptions about Child Sexual Abuse: Implications for the Criminal Justice System", Psychiatry, Psychology & Law, 16: 435-452.

Cossins, A. (2009) "Cross-Examination in Child Sexual Assault Trials: Evidentiary Safeguard or and Opportunity to Confuse?", Melbourne University Law Review, 33: 68-104.

Cossins, A. (2008a) "Restorative Justice and Child Sex Offences: The Theory and the Practice", British Journal of Criminology, 48: 359-378.

Cossins, A. (2008b) "Children, Sexual Abuse and Suggestibility: What Laypeople Think They Know and What the Literature Tells Us", Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 15: 153-170.

Cossins, A. (2006a) "Prosecuting Child Sexual Assault Cases: Are Vulnerable Witness Protections Enough?" Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18: 299-317.

Cossins, A. (2006b) "Prosecuting Child Sexual Assault Cases: To Specialise or Not, That is the Question", Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18: 318-342.

Cossins, A. (2004) "Is There a Case for the Legal Representation of Children in Sexual Assault Trials?", Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 16: 1-23.

Cossins, A. (2003) "Saints, Sluts and Sexual Assault: Rethinking the Relationship between Sex, Race and Gender", Social and Legal Studies, 12: 77-103.

Cossins, A. (2002) "The Hearsay Rule and Delayed Complaints of Child Sexual Abuse: The Law and the Evidence", Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 9: 163-176.

Cossins, A. (2001) 'Complaints of Child Sexual Abuse: Too Easy to Make or Too Difficult to Prove?' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 34: 149-168.

Cossins, A. (1999) 'Defying Reality: Child Sexual Assault and the Delay in Complaint Rule', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 10: 30-45.

Cossins, A. (1999) 'A Reply to the NSW Royal Commission Inquiry into Paedophilia: Victim Report Studies and Child Sex Offender Profiles - A Bad Match?', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 32: 42-60.

Cossins, A. (1997) 'Recovered Memories of Child Sexual Abuse-Fact or Fantasy?', The Judicial Review, 3(3): 163-199.

Cossins, A. and Pilkinton, R. (1996) 'Balancing the Scales: The Case for the Inadmissibility of Counselling Records in Sexual Assault Trials', The University of New South Wales Law Journal, 19(2): 222-267.

Cossins, A. (1996) 'Contempt or Confidentiality: Counselling Records, Relevance and Sexual Assault Trials', Alternative Law Journal, 21(5): 220-226.

Cossins, A. (1995) 'On Stone Throwing From the Feminist Sidelines: A Critique of Helen Garner's Book, The First Stone', Melbourne University Law Review, 20(2): 528-561.

Cossins, A. (1995) 'Revisting Open Government: Recent Developments in Shifting the Boundaries of Government Secrecy under Public Interest Immunity and Freedom of Information Law', Federal Law Review, 23(2): 226-276.

Cossins, A. (1993) 'The Public Interest in Freedom of Information' in Douglas, R. and Jones, M., Administrative Law: Cases and Materials, Federation Press: Sydney, pp 151-161.

Cossins, A. (1992) 'Uncertainty, Risk Assessment and Legal Regulation: A Look at the Debate Surrounding the Release of Genetically-Engineered Organisms into the Environment', Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 9(5): 320-330.

Cossins, A. (1990) 'Women's Dependence on the State', Legal Service Bulletin, 15(3): 105-110.

Other articles

Cossins, A. (1996) 'Students, Examiners and Confidentiality under the NSW FOI Act', FOI Review, 60(1): 27-29.

Cossins, A. (1994) 'Uranium Mining, Cabinet Notebooks and Redundant Amendments to the Commonwealth FOI Act', FOI Review, 52(1): 42-44.

Cossins, A. (1993) 'Paving the Way for Less Open Government in Victoria: Amendments to the Cabinet Documents Exemption', FOI Review, 45(1): 27-30.

Submissions and other reports

A Cossins (2010) Thinking of Establishing a Sex Offenses Court? How to Plan a Sex Offenses Court Based on the New York Sex Offenses Court Model.

1. Australian Law Reform Commission (1995) Open Government: A Review of the Federal Freedom of Information Act.

2.  NSW Parliament, Standing Committee on Law & Justice (2002) Report on Child Sexual Assault Prosecutions.

3.  Crime and Misconduct Commission Queensland (2003) An Inquiry into the Handling of Sexual Offences by the Criminal Justice System.

4.  ACT Director of Public Prosecutions and the Australian Federal Police (2003) Responding to Sexual Assault: The Challenge of Change.

5.  Victorian Law Reform Commission (2004) Sexual Offences: Law and Procedure.

6.  Australian Law Reform Commission, NSW Law Reform Commission and Victorian Law Reform Commission (2005) Review of the Uniform Evidence Acts.

7.  Law Reform Commission of Western Australia (2008) Court Intervention Programs.

8.  Tasmania Law Reform Institute (2009) Evidence Act 2001 Sections 97, 98 & 101 and Hoch's case: Admissibility of Tendency and Coincidence Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases with Multiple Complainants.

9.  NSW Law Reform Commission, Jury Directions (2009).

10.  Australian Law Reform Commission and NSW Law Reform Commission (2010) Family Violence.

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