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Associate Professor David Baker

Head of Criminal Justice Section

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Phone:   +61 3 990 26387 or +61 3 512 26387
Fax:   +61 3 990 26359 or +61 3 512 26359
Office:   1E 228, Gippsland Campus


After working as a Communications Skills Lecturer at the Victoria Police Academy, David commenced at Monash in 1991 in the Police Studies Department. He was a senior lecturer in Criminal Justice and Criminology on the Caulfield and Clayton campuses before establishing the Criminal Justice program on the Gippsland campus in 2006. 

Research interests

His main area of research is public order policing. His most significant contribution is a single-authored book, Batons and Blockades: Policing Industrial Disputes in Australasia , Circa, 2005. Other research interests include the policing of political and environmental protest, police history and reform, police unionism, comparative criminal justice, the role of the Australian Federal Police, policing in the Pacific region, and labour history. He is an executive member of the Criminal Justice Research Consortium. 

Current research project

Currently, researching the policing of climate camp protests in Australia and Great Britain. 

Recent publications

Chapters in books

Peer-refereed journal articles


Co-ordination and lecturing for:

Expert media commentary

Postgraduate supervision

Current supervisions:



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