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Sue Trevaskes Sue Trevaskes researches on Chinese criminal justice, governance and law. She has obtained over a million dollars in external grants including two ARC fellowships. As an adjunct director of a national centre, the Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University, she is head of the CIW China Justice research stream. Her research has resulted in a number of papers and books including the first books in English on criminal courts contemporary China (2007), policing serious crime in China (2010), and the death penalty reform in China (2012). She has also published numerous papers on Chinese justice in journals including The China Journal, The British Journal of Criminology, The China Quarterly, and Modern China. Her latest co-edited volumes are The Politics of Law and Stability in China (2014), Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China (2016) and the Justice: the China Experience (2017).


  • Member
    Griffith Criminology Institute2015
  • Member
    Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research2019
  • Member
    Griffith Asia Institute2003 - 2015
  • Member
    Law Futures Centre2011 - 2011


  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
    Griffith University, Nathan, Australia
  • Graduate Diploma Of Education
    Canberra College of Education/University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts
    Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia