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Danica McGovern

Danica McGovern for web copyDanica’s research interests are primarily in criminal justice, with a focus on sentencing and on the intersection between the criminal law and forensic psychology (including risk assessment and rehabilitation).

Danica is currently teaching Criminal Justice and Criminal Law.

Prior to joining the Faculty, Danica completed an LLM at Victoria University. She is now completing her PhD research, developing a process for judicially monitored community-based rehabilitation for men who have sexually assaulted an adult.

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Publications

McGovern, D. (2014). Assessing offence seriousness at sentencing: New Zealand's guideline judgement for sexual violation. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 26(2), 243-272.

McGovern, D. (2013). The therapeutic potential of victim impact statements for sexual violence. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 5(2), 21-30.

McGovern, D. (2013). Towards justice for victims: A new role for victim impact statements in sexual violence cases (LLM). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/2650

McGovern, D. (2012). The interplay of law, custom and the availability of resources in Tokelau's criminal law. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 10, 189-196.

Journal - Research Article

McGovern, D. (2014). Assessing offence seriousness at sentencing: New Zealand's guideline judgement for sexual violation. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 26(2), 243-272.

McGovern, D. (2013). The therapeutic potential of victim impact statements for sexual violence. Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand, 5(2), 21-30.

McGovern, D. (2012). The interplay of law, custom and the availability of resources in Tokelau's criminal law. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 10, 189-196.

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Awarded Masters Degree

McGovern, D. (2013). Towards justice for victims: A new role for victim impact statements in sexual violence cases (LLM). Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10063/2650

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