Professor Jill Barbara Hunter

BA LLB (UNSW)

PhD (London)

Jill Hunter is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, UNSW. Jill Hunter's areas of teaching and research centre on the law, policies and practices relating to criminal trials. Her law reform and research interests align closely with the impact of laws and procedures in practice. She is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales, Criminal Law Committee.

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Book Chapters

Hunter JB; Dixon D; Roberts P; Young SM N, 2016, 'Introduction: Re-examining Criminal Process Through the Lens of Integrity', in Hunter J; Roberts P; Dixon D; Young SM N (ed.), The Integrity of Criminal Process From Theory into Practice, Bloomsbury Publishing, Oxford, pp. 1 - 34

Hunter JB, 2016, 'Rape law, Past wrongs and Legal Fictions: Telling Law's Story with Integrity', in The Integrity of Criminal Process: From Theory into Practice, Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 327 - 348

Hunter JB, 2016, 'Gender Equality, Dignity and the Right to a Fair Trial', in The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights, Routledge, Oxford, pp. 440 - 448

Hunter JB, 2015, 'Adversarialism, Advocacy, Proof and jury', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 36 - 73

Hunter JB, 2015, 'Introducing the Law of Evidence: Relevance, Discretions and Fairness', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 129 - 193

Hunter JB, 2015, 'Shaping the Criminal Trial: Principle, Pleadings and Prosecuting', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 1 - 36

Hunter JB, 2015, 'Framing the Criminal Trial', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 101 - 129

Hunter JB, 2015, 'The Witness in the Box', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 193 - 244

Hunter JB, 2015, 'Cross-examination, Witness Credibility and Related Challenges', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, pp. 245 - 305

Hunter JB, 2015, 'The Accused in Court', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 376 - 412

Hunter JB, 2015, 'Character Evidence', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 413 - 425

Hunter J, 2015, 'Tendency, Coincidence and Character Evidence', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 426 - 479

Hunter JB, 2015, 'The Rise and Rise of Judicial Warnings', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 662 - 695

Hunter JB, 2015, 'The Character Battle', in Hunter J (ed.), The Trial Principles, Process and Evidence, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 480 - 502

Hunter JB, 2014, 'Killing a Mockingbird? Popular Culture, Imagination and Reflection', in Wolff L; Nicolae M (ed.), The First-year Law Experience : a new beginning, Halstead Press, Ultimo, NSW, pp. 46 - 58

Hunter JB; Roberts P, 2012, 'Introduction', in Roberts P; Hunter J (ed.), Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 1 - 24

Hunter JB; Henning T, 2012, 'Finessing the Fair Trial for Complainants and the Accused: Mansions of Justice or Castles in the Air?', in Roberts P; Hunter J (ed.), Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions, edn. Original, Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 347 - 368, http://www.hartpub.co.uk/books/details.asp?isbn=9781849461726

Hunter JB; Roberts P, 2012, 'Introduction—The Human Rights Revolution in Criminal Evidence and Procedure', in Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions, Hart Publishing, England, pp. 1 - 24

Hunter JB, 2011, 'A Thirty Year Journey to Video-Recorded Police Interviews and Criminal Trials in Australia', in Ibusuki M (ed.), Toward Visual Recording of Suspect Interview, edn. Original, Nihon Hyoron-sha, Tokyo

Hunter JB, 2011, 'Policing in a Legal Context', in Birch P; Herrington V (ed.), Policing in Practice, edn. 1, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, pp. 130 - 146, http://www.palgravemacmillan.com.au/palgrave/newonix/isbn/9781420256468?open&template=domPalgrave&ed=site/paled21.nsf

Hunter J, 2008, 'Directions About Trial Practice & Procedure', in Judicial Directions, Australia, pp. 58 - 84, https://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Publications/Consultation-Papers/CP04.pdf

Hunter J, 2008, 'Directions About External Influences', in Judicial Directions, Law Reform Commission, Australia, pp. 89 - 97, https://www.lawreform.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Publications/Consultation-Papers/CP04.pdf

Hunter JB, 2007, 'Battling a good story: Cross-Examining the failure of the Law of Evidence', in Innovations in Evidence and Proof, edn. 1, Hart Publishing, UK, pp. 261 - 289

Hunter JB; Bargen J, 1991, 'Abnormal Minds, Abnormal Murderers and 'What the Doctor Said'', in Partial Excuses to Murder, Federation Press, Australia

Books

Hunter J; Metzger J; Henning T; Edmond G; McMahon R; San Roque M, 2015, The Trial: Principles, Process and Evidence, Federation Press, Sydney, https://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781760020262

Hunter JB; Henning T; Gans J; Warner K, 2011, Criminal Process and Human Rights, Original, Federation Press, Sydney, http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878389

Hunter JB; Steel Z; Pearson LM; Silove DM; San Roque M; Frommer N; Redman R, 2010, Tales of the Unexpected & Refugee Status Decision-Making: Managing and Understanding Psychological Issues Among Refugee Applicants, First, Faculty of Law and Psychiatry Research and Teaching Unit, University of New South Wales, Sydney

Hunter J; Cameron C; Henning T, 2005, Litigation 2: Evidence & Criminal Process, 7th, LexisNexis Butterworths, Australia

Hunter JB; Cameron C; Henning T, 2005, Litigation 1: Civil Procedure, 7th, LexisNexis, Sydney

Anderson JP; Hunter JB; Williams SC N, 2002, The New Evidence Law: Annotations and Commentary on the Uniform Evidence Acts, 1, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney, NSW

Aronson MI; Hunter JB, 1998, Litigation: Evidence & Procedure 6th ed, Original, Butterworths, Sydney

Hunter JB; Cronin K, 1995, Evidence, advocacy and ethical practice: A criminal trial commentary, Original, Butterworths, Sydney

Aronson MI; Hunter JB, 1995, Litigation: Evidence and Procedure, 5th

Aronson M; Hunter JB; Weinberg M, 1988, Litigation: Evidence and Procedure, 4th, Butterworths, Australia

Conference Papers

Hunter JB, 1999, 'Tendency and Coincidence Evidence: 2 Case Studies', in Evidence Act Unravelled, Evidence Act Unravelled, Sydney, presented at Evidence Act Unravelled, Sydney, 08 October 1999

Hunter JB, 1999, 'Relevance and Discretion', in Evidence Act Unravelled, Evidence Act Unravelled, Sydney, presented at Evidence Act Unravelled, Sydney, 08 October 1999

Hunter JB, 1999, 'When to Put Down Your Glasses: Relevance and Discretions under the Evidence Acts 1995', in Evidence Act Unravelled, Evidence Act Unravelled, Sydney, presented at Evidence Act Unravelled, Sydney, 08 October 1999

Creative Written Works

Hunter JB, 2008, Directions about Trial Practice and Procedure, NSW Law Reform Commission, Consultation Paper 4, Jury Directions, December 2008, NSW Law Reform Commission

Hunter JB, 2008, Directions About External Influences, NSW Law Reform Commission, Consultation Paper 4, Jury Directions, December 2008, NSW Law Reform Commission

Edited Books

Hunter JB; Young SM N; Roberts P; Dixon D, (eds.), 2016, The Integrity of Criminal Process: From Theory Into Practice

Hunter JB; Roberts P, (eds.), 2012, Criminal Evidence and Human Rights: Reimagining Common Law Procedural Traditions, Hart Publishing, England

Journal articles

Hunter J; Choo A, 2018, 'Gender discrimination and Juries in the 20th century: Judging Women Judging Men', International Journal of Evidence and Proof, vol. 22, pp. 192 - 217, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1365712718782990

Dowd R; Hunter J; Liddell B; McAdam J; Nickerson A; Bryant R, 2018, 'Filling gaps and verifying facts: Assumptions and credibility assessment in the Australian Refugee Review Tribunal', International Journal of Refugee Law, vol. 30, pp. 71 - 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijrl/eey017

Hunter J; Kemp RI, 2017, 'Proposed Changes to the Tendency Rule: A Note of Caution', CRIMINAL LAW JOURNAL, vol. 41, pp. 253 - 260, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000419384800002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Hunter J, 2016, 'Book Review: Character Evidence in the Criminal Trial', The International Journal of Evidence & Proof, vol. 20, pp. 162 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1365712716641033

Hunter J; Pearson L; San Roque M, 2014, 'Mental health expertise in refugee status decision-making: judging or caring?', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE & PROOF, vol. 18, pp. 310 - 339, http://dx.doi.org/10.1350/ijep.2014.18.4.462

Hunter JB, 2014, 'Jury Deliberations and the Secrecy Rule: The Tail that Wags the Dog?', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 35, pp. 809 - 826, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=779326578423429;res=IELHSS

Hunter J; Pearson L; San Roque M; Steel Z, 2013, 'Asylum adjudication, mental health and credibility evaluation', Federal Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 471 - 495, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=162042134667173;res=IELHSS

Tay K; Frommer N; Hunter J; Silove D; Pearson L; San Roque M; Redman R; Bryant RA; Manicavasagar V; Steel Z, 2013, 'A mixed-method study of expert psychological evidence submitted for a cohort of asylum seekers undergoing refugee status determination in australia', Social Science and Medicine, vol. 98, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.08.029

Hunter J; Pearson L; San Roque M; Steel Z, 2013, 'Asylum adjudication, mental health and credibility evaluation', Federal Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 471 - 495, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=162042134667173;res=IELHSS

Hunter J; Pearson L; San Roque M; Steel Z, 2013, 'Asylum adjudication, mental health and credibility evaluation', Federal Law Review, vol. 41, pp. 471 - 495, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=162042134667173;res=IELHSS

Hunter JB; Cowdery N, 2012, 'Review, Modern Criminal Law in Australia', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 36, pp. 127 - 130

Redman R; San Roque M; Hunter JB; Hambley TW; Martin H, 2006, 'Three tales of asylum: trauma, credibility and expert evidence', Human Rights Defender, vol. 15, pp. 17 - 19

Brennan S; Healey DJ; Hunter JB; Johnson D; San Roque M; Wolff LT, 2005, 'Indigenous Legal Education at UNSW: A Work-In-Progress', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 6, pp. 26 - 29

Hunter JB, 2005, 'Review: A Jury of Whose Peers? The Cultural Politics of Juries in Australia', Law & Politics Book Review, pp. 150 - 156

Hunter JB, 2000, 'Book review: Effective Legal Research by I. Nemes and G.Cross', Australian Law Journal, pp. 58 - 59

Hunter JB, 1996, 'Teaching plumbing with periclean ideals: should it be done? Can it be done? Advocacy and courtroom scholarship', Law Teacher, pp. 330 - 353

Hunter JB, 1995, 'Abuse of process savages criminal issue estoppel', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 18, pp. 151 - 171

Hunter JB, 1994, 'Unreliable Memoirs and the Accused: Bending and Stretching Hearsay: Part 1', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 18, pp. 8 - 28

Hunter JB, 1994, 'Unreliable Memoirs and the Accused: Bending and Stretching Hearsay: Part 2', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 18, pp. 76 - 89

Hunter JB, 1993, 'Case Commentary: R v Chayna', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 17, pp. 258 - 261

Hunter JB, 1991, 'Book Review: Judicial Discretion and Criminal Litigation', Criminal Law Journal, vol. 15, pp. 387 - 389

Hunter JB, 1991, 'Review Article: Evidence: Its History and Policies', UNSW Law Journal, vol. 14, pp. 370 - 372

Hunter JB, 1985, ''Tainted' Proceedings: Censuring Police Illegalities', Australian Law Journal, vol. 59, pp. 709 - 716

Hunter J, 1984, 'The development of the rule against double jeopardy', The Journal of Legal History, vol. 5, pp. 1 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01440368408530792

Hunter JB; Tyree A, 1981, 'The Rising Interest in Inflation', Australian Business Law Review, vol. 9, pp. 410 - 428

Hunter JB, 1980, 'Prosecutors' Pleadings and the Rule Against Duplicity', UNSW Law Journal, vol. 3, pp. 248 - 278

Other

Tay AK; Frommer N; Hunter J; Silove D; Pearson L; San Roque M; Redman R; Bryant RA; Manicavasagar V; Steel Z, 2015, Corrigendum to "A mixed-method study of expert psychological evidence submitted for a cohort of asylum seekers undergoing refugee status determination in Australia" [Soc Sci Med 98 (2013) 106-115] DOI, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.05.030

Reports

Peleg N; Hunter, 2015, Children’s Champions and Pre-Recording of Evidence

Hunter JB, 2014, Jurors' Notions of Justice: An Empirical Study of Motivations to Investigate & Obedience to Judicial Directions, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW, http://www.lawfoundation.net.au/

Hunter JB; Steel Z; Pearson L; Silove D; San Roque M; Frommer N; Redman R, 2013, Managing and Understanding Psychological Issues among Refugee Applicants: Resources Manual and Guidelines for Best Practice, UNSW

UNSW Universitas 21 Fellowship [2001]

Runner up, Butterworths ($25,000) Book Prize [for, Hunter J & Cronin K, Evidence, Advocacy & Ethical Practice:  A Criminal Trial Commentary 1995]

Overseas Research Students Fee Support Scheme (Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the UK).

Special Award for Excellence (London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, UK)

(Foundation) WG Hart Award in Law for Excellence (London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London, UK)

ARC Discovery Project Grant 2019-2021, "Juries, Justice and Citizenship: Historicising Women’s Inequality", Lead CI with D. Kirkly, P Russell, A. Simmonds (DP190100940): $322,000.00

ARC Linkage Grant  2014-2016, “Re-inventing Authority & Integrity of Primary Legal Materials”, with GW  Greenleaf, AS Mowbray, Greenleaf, D Svantesson, AG Stuhmcke, JB Hunter, DJ Mason, J Butera, L Newlands, A Phelan, GT Riethmuller, S Talbot, L Atkinson (LP130100382) $150,000

Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2005, with R Redman; M San Roque; N Frommer; Z Steel et al (L Pearson from 2008), ‘Evaluating the Credibility of Applicants for Refugee Status in Australia’, $25,000

Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2005, ‘Comprehension & Obedience to Judicial Directions: Pilot Study’ Law & Justice Foundation of New South Wales, with D Boniface, J Chan, M Chesterman, $20,114.40 

Law & Justice Foundation large grant, 2009, ‘Comprehension & Obedience to Judicial Directions: Jury 2’ Law & Justice Foundation of New
South Wales, (revised to 2011), $15,419.45

Ministry of Internal Affairs & Royal Relations, Netherlands & Erasmus University, Rotterdam, An Overview of Administrative Measures Employed to Prevent Public Disorder in Australia, with A Krone, [€455] $660.00

Teaching related:

AUSAID (AUSTRALIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Grant to Epro Hal Wootten, Prof Jill Hunter, 24 May 2010

USAID (AUSTRALIAN AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Grant to Epro Hal Wootten, Prof Jill Hunter, 01 Jul 2011

Procedural rights in criminal law; prosecutors' charging practices; pre trial rights to information; police investigation powers; evidence law & criminal trials

Currently Teaching

  • Court Process, Evidence & Proof (LAWS2351)
  • Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework (LAWS8125)
  • Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework (LAWS3125)
  • Criminal Process: a Human Rights Framework (JURD7525)
  • The Criminal Trial (LAWS3623) 
  • The Criminal Trial (JURD7623)
  • Law for Psychologists 2 (LAWS9810) (p/g psychology students only)
  • Criminal Process and Human Rights (LAWS3125)
  • The Criminal Trial (CRIM3020)