As a barrister and Queens Counsel specialising in criminal law, Ken Crispin appeared for a number of high-profile defendants, including Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, and the Chelmsford Victims Action Group. After a period as ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, he was a judge of the ACT Supreme Court, president of the ACT Court of Appeal, and chair of the ACT Law Reform Commission. As well, he holds a PhD in ethics.
Ken Crispin has written numerous articles on justice, law and ethics, and the libretto for an opera. He is the author of two books, The Crown versus Chamberlain, and recently The Quest for Justice in which he asks ‘What is justice?’, and explores contemporary challenges to fundamental rights and freedoms.
‘In conversation with …’ is a series of events presented by the Law Reform and Social Justice Program at the ANU College of Law, to profile people in Australia who are active in addressing issues of law reform and social justice.