Honorary Associate Professor Miriam Gani

Honorary Associate Professor
BA (Hons) (ANU); LLB (Hons) (ANU); Grad Dip in Education (CCAE); Grad Dip in Sec Studies (CCAE); GDLP (ANU); Barrister and Solicitor (ACT Supreme Court); Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
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Research Theme

Biography

Miriam Gani is a criminal law scholar who was a staff member at the ANU College of Law between 2000 and 2018 when she took on the role of Dean of Students at the ANU.

Miriam’s major research interest is in the field of federal criminal law. Her work in this area encompasses the analysis of issues relating to the justification and process of codification of the criminal law in the Commonwealth jurisdiction as well as the particular challenges of interpreting and applying codified legal principles in a previously common law criminal law jurisdiction. In addition, she has particular expertise in the creation, interpretation and operation of substantive offences at federal criminal law, most notably cybercrime and terrorism offences.

She is recognised as a leading scholar in the area of federal criminal law and was one of thirteen legal experts who served on the Advisory Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission for its inquiry into encroachments by Commonwealth laws on traditional rights and freedoms (the “Freedoms Inquiry”). The Final Report for this inquiry was tabled on 2 March 2016 by then Attorney-General, George Brandis.

Appointments

ANU Dean of Students (from October 2018 to December 2021)
Head of Law School (from September 2014- July 2017)
Assistant Head of School (July 2013-September 2014)
Sub-Dean (LLB and JD) (July 2010-July 2012)

Significant research publications

  • Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hufnagel (eds) Shooting to Kill:  Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford  (2012).
  • Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds), Fresh Perspectives on the “War on Terror”, ANU EPress, Canberra (2008)
  • Miriam Gani, "Codifying the Criminal Law:  Implications for Interpretation” (2005) 29 Crim LJ 264-280.

Recent news

29
Oct
2014
Miriam Gani explores why now may not be the best time for the Australian parliament to consider new anti-terror legislation.
02
Apr
2014

Associate Professor Miriam Gani writes about corruption investigations in the Canberra Time

19
Dec
2012
ANU College of Law

Eight ANU College of Law staff members were awarded for their excellent contribution to teaching in 2012.

In the Media

Research biography

Miriam Gani is a criminal law scholar who was a staff member at the ANU College of Law between 2000 and 2018 when she took on the role of Dean of Students at the ANU.

Miriam’s major research interest is in the field of federal criminal law.  Her work in this area encompasses the analysis of issues relating to the justification and process of codification of the criminal law in the Commonwealth jurisdiction as well as the particular challenges of interpreting and applying codified legal principles in a previously common law criminal law jurisdiction.  In addition, she has particular expertise in the creation, interpretation and operation of substantive offences at federal criminal law, most notably cybercrime and terrorism offences.

She is recognised as a leading scholar in the area of federal criminal law and  was one of thirteen legal experts who served on the Advisory Committee of the Australian Law Reform Commission for its inquiry into encroachments by Commonwealth laws on traditional rights and freedoms (the “Freedoms Inquiry”).  The Final Report for this inquiry was tabled on 2 March 2016 by then Attorney-General, George Brandis.

Books & edited collections

  • Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hufnagel (eds) Shooting to Kill:  Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford  (2012).
  • Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds), Fresh Perspectives on the “War on Terror”, ANU EPress, Canberra (2008).

Book chapters

  • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, “Regulating Reasonable Force:  Policing in the Shadows of the Law” in Simon Bronitt, Miriam Gani and Saskia Hugnagel (eds), Shooting to Kill:  Socio-Legal Perspectives on the Use of Lethal Force, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2012).
  • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, “Criminal Codes in the 21st Century:  The Paradox of the Liberal Promise” in Bernadette McSherry, Alan Norrie and Simon Bronitt (eds), Regulating Deviance:  The Redirection of Criminalisation and the Futures of Criminal Law, Hart Publishing, Oxford (2009).
  • Miriam Gani, “How Does it End?  Reflections on Completed Prosecutions under Australia’s Anti-Terrorism Legislation” in Miriam Gani and Penelope Mathew (eds), Fresh Perspectives on the “War on Terror”, ANU EPress, Canberra (2008).
  • Miriam Gani, “Codifying the Criminal Law:  Issues of Interpretation” in S Corcoran and S Bottomley (eds), Interpreting Statutes, Federation Press, Sydney (2005), pp 197-222.
  • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, "Cybercrime in the 21st Century:  Windows on Australian Law" in R Broadhurst and P Grabosky, Cybercrime:  The Challenge in Asia, University of Hong Kong Press, Hong Kong (2005), pp 141-167. 
     

Refereed journal articles

  • Miriam Gani, "The Challenge of Codifying Crime within a Common Law Culture", translated by Kazumichi Tsutsumi & Mariko Nakamura, (2013) 47 Comparative Law Review No.2 107-132.

  • Miriam Gani, "Codifying the Criminal Law:  Implications for Interpretation” (2005) 29 Crim LJ 264-280.

  • Patricia Easteal and Miriam Gani, “Sexual Assault by Male Partners: A Study of Sentencing Factors” (2005) 9 Southern Cross University Law Review 39-72.

  • Miriam Gani and Gregor Urbas, “Alert or Alarmed? Recent Legislative Reforms Directed at Terrorist Organisations and Persons Supporting or Assisting Terrorist Acts” (2004) 8(1) Newcastle Law Review 19-32. 

  • Simon Bronitt and Miriam Gani, “Shifting Boundaries of Cybercrime:  From Computer Hacking to Cyber-Terrorism” (2003) 27 Crim LJ 303-321. 

Case notes & book reviews

  • Miriam Gani, “Case and comment:  The Queen v Khazaal” (2013) 37 Crim LJ 201-211.
     
  • Miriam Gani and Wendy Kukulies-Smith, “Case and Comment:  Rush v Commissioner of Police”, (2006) 30 Crim LJ 314-321.

SJD supervision

I am currently unavailable to supervise SJD students.

Internship supervision

I am willing to supervise in the areas:

  • Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Criminal Law, Codification, Statutory Interpretation, Terrorism, Cybercrime

I have previously supervised:

  • In the above areas.

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