Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast

Dr Tyrone Kirchengast is an Associate Professor in the University of Sydney Law School and member of the Sydney Institute of Criminology. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at UNSW Law, Sydney. Tyrone is an international expert on crime victim rights and improving victim’s access to justice. He has published widely on the integration of victims in the adversarial criminal trial. Tyrone is admitted as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW and is a solicitor and barrister of the High Court of Australia. Prior to joining Sydney Law School, Tyrone taught criminal law and procedure at the University of New South Wales (2009-2017), Macquarie University (2007-2008) and the University of Newcastle (2003-2006). He has consulted for the Department of Justice, NSW, and been an expert advisor to commissions of inquiry on crime victim rights. Tyrone’s recent work examines victim participation across the criminal trial process, private counsel for victims of crime, restorative and therapeutic justice, compensation and restitution, and victim rights as human rights in international and domestic law. His research is comparative, with an interest in adversarial and inquisitorial court processes across international and domestic legal systems, including mixed and hybrid systems of justice in Europe, Asia and South America. At Sydney Law School, Tyrone teaches across the core courses of Civil and Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law. He also offers an advanced elective in Critical Victimology. Tyrone welcomes enquiries from potential research students interested in criminal law, victims and procedural justice. For further information please see Tyrone's Sydney Law School academic profile.

Book Chapters

Crofts T; Kirchengast T, 2016, 'Rainbow Crossings and Conspicuous Restraint: LGBTIQ Community Protest, Assembly, and Police Discretion', in Queering Criminology, pp. 143 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137513342_8

Kirchengast T, 2013, 'Criminal Justice System; Defence; Criminal Injuries Compensation; Victims; Victim Impact Statement', in Mann, T (ed.), Oxford Australian Law Dictionary, OUP Australia

Kirchengast T, 2011, 'Victims and the Police', in Birch P; Herrington V (ed.), Policing in Practice, edn. 1, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, pp. 49 - 66, http://www.palgravemacmillan.com.au/palgrave/newonix/isbn/9781420256468?open&template=domPalgrave&ed=site/paled21.nsf

Kirchengast T, 2010, 'Criminal Justice System; Defence; Criminal Injuries Compensation; Victims; Victim Impact Statement', in Mann, T (ed.), Oxford Australian Law Dictionary, OUP Australia

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'Victim Influence, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Sentencing Law in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal', in Sabitha, A (ed.), Victim: A Juridical Approach, Icfai University Press, pp. 58 - 79

Books

Kirchengast T, 2016, Victims and the Criminal Trial, Palgrave Macmillan UK

Crofts P; Crofts WT; Gray S; Naylor BG; Kirchengast T; Tudor S, 2016, Waller and Williams Criminal Law Text and Cases

Kirchengast T, 2016, Victimology and victim rights: International comparative perspectives, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315548326

Finlay L; Kirchengast T, 2014, Criminal Law in Australia

Kirchengast T, 2010, The criminal trial in law and discourse, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9780230305564

Kirchengast T, 2006, The Victim in Criminal Law and Justice, 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire, UK

Conference Papers

Kirchengast T, 2015, 'Victim’s Rights and the Right to Review', in Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: Proceedings of the 3rd Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference, Crime and Justice Research Centre Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 54 - 59, presented at 3rd International Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference, Brisbane, 09 - 10 July 2015, http://crimejusticeconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/ConferenceProceedings_3rdInternationalCJSDConference_2015_v2.pdf

Kirchengast T, 2013, 'Beyond Normative Constraints: Declining Institutionalism and the Emergence of Substantive and Procedural Justice', in Bartkowiak-Theron, I ; Travers, M (eds.), The 6th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference Proceedings 2012, 6th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Hobart, pp. 136 - 141, presented at 6th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Hobart, 12 - 13 July 2012, https://sydney.edu.au/law/criminology/ANZCCR/ANZCCC2012.pdf

Kirchengast T, 2010, 'The Integration of Victim Lawyers into the Adversarial Criminal Trial', in Lee, M ; Mason G ; Milivojeic, S (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, 4th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney, pp. 1 - 6, presented at 4th Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney, 01 - 02 July 2010

Kirchengast T, 2009, 'Integrating Restorative Approaches In Victims’ Compensation and Assistance', in Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009 Proceedings, Criminology, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, Monash University, Monash University, Victoria, presented at 3rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Monash University, Victoria, 08 - 09 July 2009

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'The Growth of Victim Agency in Australian Jurisprudence: Limitations and Challenges', in Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, The Crime and Justice research Newtork, Sydney, presented at 2nd ANZ Critical Criminology Conference, Sydney, 19 - 20 June 2008

Conference Presentations

Kirchengast T; Crofts T, 2016, 'Revenge Pornography Criminalisation', presented at British Society of Criminology Conference, Nottingham, UK, 06 - 08 July 2016

Kirchengast T; Flynn A; Crofts T, 2015, 'Revenge Porn, Victims, and Prosecutorial Charging Decisions: The Australian Experience', presented at American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting 2015, Washington DC, USA, 18 - 21 November 2015

Kirchengast T; Crofts T; Flynn A, 2015, 'Digital Technologies and Revenge Pornography: An Examination of Australian Intervention', presented at Cybercrime Studies Centre Seminar Series, John Jay College, New York, NY, USA, New York, NY, 12 - 12 November 2015

Kirchengast T; Flynn A; Crofts T, 2015, 'Revenge Pornography Harms and Legal Interventions: An Australian Reflection', presented at Seminar Series, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA, Newark, NJ, 11 - 11 November 2015

Kirchengast T, 2015, 'Victims, Enforceable Rights and the Criminal Trial: International Comparative Approaches', presented at World Society of Victimology 15th International Symposium, Victimisation, Perth, 05 - 09 July 2015

Kirchengast T, 2015, 'Victim’s Rights and the Right to Review', presented at Crime, Justice and Social Democracy 3rd International Conference, Brisbane, 09 - 10 July 2015

Kirchengast T, 2015, 'International Comparative Approaches to Substantive and Procedural Justice for Victims of Crime', presented at Australia and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Critical Criminology, Melbourne, 04 - 05 December 2015

Kirchengast T, 2014, 'Challenging the Public Orthodoxies of Criminal Law: Victim Personhood and the Right to Substantive and Procedural Justice', presented at Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Brisbane, 03 - 05 December 2014

Kirchengast T, 2014, 'Landing the Academic Position', presented at Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Postgraduate Conference, 02 - 02 December 2014

Kirchengast T, 2014, 'Enforceable Rights for Victims of Crime', presented at American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting 2014, San Francisco, USW, 19 - 21 November 2014

Kirchengast T, 2014, 'Substantive Participation for Victims of Crime in Adversarial Systems of Criminal Justice', presented at European Society of Criminology Conference, Annual Conference, Criminology of Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 10 - 13 September 2014

Kirchengast T, 2014, 'Substantive and Procedural Justice for Victims of Crime in International Comparative Contexts', presented at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, Sydney, 01 - 03 October 2014

Kirchengast T, 2014, 'Allocating Voice for Victims in Substantive and Procedural Criminal Justice: International Comparative Approaches’', presented at British Society of Criminology Conference, Liverpool, UK, 10 - 12 July 2014

Kirchengast T, 2013, 'Normative Attitudes toward Victim Participation in NSW Court Processes', presented at Annual Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference, Adelaide, 22 - 24 July 2013

Kirchengast T, 2013, 'Stakeholder Attitudes toward Victim Participation in NSW Court Processes', presented at National Victims of Crime Conference 2013 – Enhancing Justice Supporting Victims, 26 - 27 September 2013

Kirchengast T, 2012, 'Procedure Without Substance: False Hope for Victims of Crime?', presented at Participatory Justice and Victims: Achieving Justice for Victims in Local, National and International Settings, 17 - 18 September 2012

Kirchengast T, 2011, 'Victim Harm, Social Harm and the Adversarial Criminal Trial: Challenging Lawyers’ Perceptions on the Role of Victim Experience in Criminal Law', presented at The Needs of Victims of Crime, Victims Services, NSW Department of Justice and Attorney-General and the Australian Institute of Criminology, Sydney, 18 - 19 March 2011

Kirchengast T, 2011, 'Beyond Law and Order Politics: Victim Input as an Indication of Social Harm', presented at York Deviancy Conference, York, UK, 29 - 01 June 2011

Kirchengast T, 2010, 'A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Victim Lawyers in Common and Civil Law Jurisdictions', presented at American Society of Criminology (ASC) Annual Meeting 2010, San Francisco, USA, 17 - 20 November 2010

Kirchengast T, 2010, 'Effective History, Hermeneutics and Genealogy as New Directions in Criminal Justice Research', presented at 27th Annual Conference of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, 08 - 10 December 2010

Kirchengast T, 2010, 'The Internationalisation of Criminal Law and Justice', presented at University of Newcastle School of Law Research Network Seminar Series, Newcastle, 03 - 03 September 2010

Kirchengast T, 2009, 'The Victim of Crime as Agent of Law and Justice', presented at 13th International Symposium on Victimology, World Society of Victimology, Mito, Japan, 24 - 28 August 2009

Kirchengast T, 2009, 'Proportionality in Sentencing and the Restorative Justice Paradigm: ‘Just Deserts’ for Victims and Defendants Alike?', presented at University of New South Wales Crime and Justice Research Network Seminar Series, Sydney, 18 - 18 March 2009

Kirchengast T, 2009, 'Integrating the Victim into the Adversarial Criminal Trial', presented at Centre International de Criminologie Comparée, University of Montréal, Canada, En collaboration avec le Centre canadien pour la justice internationale, Montreal, Canada, 01 - 01 December 2009

Kirchengast T, 2009, 'Integrating the Victim into the Adversarial Criminal Trial', presented at Laboratoire d’Etudes & de Recherche sur la Justice, Justice Studies & Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 02 - 02 December 2009

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'Recent Reforms to Victim Rights and the ‘New Criminal Trial', presented at National Victims of Crime Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 23 - 24 September 2008

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'Victim Agency and the Development of Policing Power', presented at Social Justice: Informing Evidence Based Policy and Planning, Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Sacramento, California, 14 - 16 February 2008

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'The Growth of Victim Agency in Australia: Lessons from the International Experience', presented at British Society of Criminology Conference 2008, Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom, 09 - 11 July 2008

Kirchengast T, 2007, 'Regulating the Methamphetamine Epidemic as a Sociology of Crime and Deviance', presented at Criminology: Building Bridges, 20th Annual ANZSOC Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, 23 - 26 September 2007

Kirchengast T, 2003, 'Terrorism, the Nation State and Individual Power', presented at 21st Annual Australian Law and Society Conference 2003, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, 08 - 10 December 2003

Journal articles

Kirchengast T; Crofts T, 2019, 'The legal and policy contexts of ‘revenge porn’ criminalisation: the need for multiple approaches', Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14729342.2019.1580518

Kirchengast T, 2016, 'Victims' rights and the right to review: A corollary of the victim's pre-trial rights to justice', International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 5, pp. 103 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.5204/ijcjsd.v5i4.295

Kirchengast T, 2016, 'Enforceable Rights for Victims of Crime in Adversarial Justice', Journal of Victimology, vol. 3, pp. 11 - 42, http://www.huygens.es/ebooks/Victimologia_N3.pdf

Kirchengast T, 2015, 'Enforceable Rights for Victims of Crime: Shifting the State/Offender Paradigm in Adversarial Systems of Criminal Law and Justice', Pandoras Box, pp. 25 - 37, https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53d069cde4b05f100c854faf/t/561f8ff9e4b00e50405dfd7b/1444909049765/Pandoras+Box+2015.pdf

Kirchengast T, 2013, 'Victim lawyers, victim advocates, and the adversarial criminal trial', New Criminal Law Review, vol. 16, pp. 568 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/nclr.2013.16.4.568

Kirchengast T, 2013, 'Beyond normative constraints: Declining institutionalism and the emergence of substantive and procedural justice', International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, vol. 41, pp. 292 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2013.07.005

Kirchengast T, 2013, 'Beyond normative constraints: Declining institutionalism and the emergence of substantive and procedural justice', International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlcj.2013.07.005

Kirchengast T, 2011, 'Les Victimes Comme Partie Prenante d’un Procès Pénal de type Accusatoire', Criminologie, vol. 44, pp. 99 - 123, https://www.erudit.org/revue/crimino/2011/v44/n2/index.html

Kirchengast T, 2009, 'Criminal Injuries Compensation, Victim Assistance and Restoration in Australian Sentencing Law', International Journal of Punishment and Sentencing, vol. 5

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'Sentencing Law and the ‘Emotional Catharsis’ of Victim Rights in New South Wales Homicide Cases', Sydney Law Review, vol. 30, pp. 615 - 637

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'The Purification of Torts, the Consolidation of Criminal Law and the Decline of Victim Power', University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review, vol. 10, pp. 83 - 114

Kirchengast T, 2008, 'Expressing a Justiciable Role for Family Victims in NSW Homicide Cases', E Law: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, vol. 15, pp. 159 - 167

Kirchengast T, 2007, 'Victim Influence, Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Sentencing Law in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal’', Flinders Journal of Law Reform, pp. 143 - 159

Kirchengast T, 2007, 'Integrating the Victim of Crime into NSW Homicide Cases', Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal, vol. 7, pp. 279 - 294

Kirchengast T, 2006, 'Recent Developments for Victims of Crime in the NSW Justice System: The Case of Victim Impact Statements', James Cook University Law Review, vol. 13, pp. 125 - 154

Kirchengast T, 2005, 'Victim Impact Statements and the Previtera Rule: Delimiting the Voice and Representation of Family Victims in NSW Homicide Cases', University of Tasmania Law Review, vol. 24, pp. 23 - 47

Kirchengast T, 2005, 'Bolt, S. (2005) Rough Deal: A Plain English Guide to Drug Laws in NSW, Redfern Legal Centre Publishing', Newcastle Law Review, vol. 9, pp. 103 - 104

Reports

Kirchengast T, 2016, Victorian Law Reform Commission – The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process, Panel Discussion, Invited Participant

Kirchengast T; Crofts T, 2016, Department of Justice NSW Lew reform Submission - The sharing of intimate images without consent - ‘revenge porn’

Kirchengast T, 2015, Public Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission – The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process, http://www.lawreform.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/Submission_CP_19_Dr_Tyrone_Kirchengast_01-10-15.pdf

Kirchengast T, 2015, Victorian Law Reform Commission – The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process, Panel Discussion, Invited Participant, VLRC

Kirchengast T, 2015, Consultation with the Victorian Law Reform Commission – The Role of Victims of Crime in the Criminal Trial Process, Oral Submission

Kirchengast T, 2014, Participation of Victims of Crime in NSW Court Processes, Final Report, Australia

Criminal Law and Procedure; Criminology; Victim Impact Statements; Victim Rights; Victims' Compensation