Editorial Team


Joint Editor-in-Chief | Dr Kristy Campion

Charles Sturt University, Australia

Dr Campion (BA (Hons 1 Class) PhD (JCU) is Lecturer of Terrorism Studies in the Master of Terrorism and Security Studies degree at Charles Sturt University. She has worked in universities since 2012, teaching into history and political science. She published Australia’s first comprehensive history of terrorism, Chasing Shadows: The untold and deadly story of terrorism in Australia.

Her research has focused on diverse terrorism threat natures in western democratic contexts. Her publications on right wing extremism have identified the extensive transnational and domestic networks; defined ideological systems and beliefs; critically examined the participation of women; and explored the contextual factors which has enabled its overall endurance. Dr Campion’s publications on left wing extremism have illuminated and provided nuance to a little understood – and contentious – threat nature. This has included an examination of “unstructured terrorism” as a historical strategy, through to contemporary resistance measures. She has also research Salafi-Jihadist terrorism, with reference to ideology, identity, and operational innovation.


Joint Editor-in-Chief | Dr Jamie Ferrill

Charles Sturt University, Australia

Dr Ferrill is a lecturer in Fraud & Financial Crime, and Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Terrorist Financing studies at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. Jamie has been a university lecturer since 2013, teaching across criminology, business, and policing in Canada, the UK, and Australia. She has nearly a decade of law enforcement experience, having worked for the Canadian Federal Government prior to commencing an academic career.

As an organisational behaviour researcher, Jamie focuses on the role of human actors in organisational processes, as well as in transnational cooperation and collaboration. Jamie has a PhD in Organisational Behaviour and Policing from Loughborough University in the UK. Her ethnographic study addressed managerial and front-line conceptual constructions and associated decision-making processes. Jamie also holds a Master of Homeland Security Leadership degree from the University of Connecticut in the United States, and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from Mount Royal University in Canada.


Book Review Editor | Dr Piero Moraro

Edith Cowan University, Australia

Dr. Moraro is a political theorist who works on topics at the intersection of law, politics and morality. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Stirling, Scotland, where he worked under the supervision of Prof. Antony Duff. He also has a Master in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics. From 2012 to 2020, Piero was a Lecturer in Criminal Justice at the Centre for Law and Justice at Charles Sturt University. Currently, he works as Lecturer in Criminology at Edith Cowan University.

In his research, Piero has focused predominantly on problems of state legitimacy and political obligation, with reference to the following questions: 1) what, if anything, is wrong with disobeying the law, i.e. with committing what are usually considered ‘mala prohibita’?; 2) what is the difference between ‘civil’ and ‘uncivil’ disobedience’ of the law?; 3) how should democratic institutions respond to citizens who engage in civil disobedience? He has addressed these questions in his recent book Civil Disobedience: a Philosophical Overview (Rowman and Littlefield Intl) and in numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Piero is also interested in the justification (or lack of thereof) of compulsory voting and in debates about non-retributive penal policies.


Production Editor | Mark Filmer

Charles Sturt University

Mark Filmer is CSU’s Research Editor. He has extensive experience in print media and communications.  He is also an award-winning journalist, author of Three Steel Teeth: Wide Comb Shears and Woolshed Wars, and a professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors.

Editorial Board


Dr Isabelle Bartkowiak-Théron, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • Crime and control
Dr Scott Blandford, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
  • Crime and control
Dr Carol Cox, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Justice studies/emergency management
Dr James Fitzgerald, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • National security
Dr Ruth Delaforce, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Crime and control
Dr Veronica Fox, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada
  • Crime and control
Dr Garth den Heyer, Arizona State Univeristy, USA
  • National security/Crime and control
 Associate Professor Valerie Ingham, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Emergency management
Dr Helen Martin, University of South Wales, UK.
  • Crime and control
Professor Tim Prenzler, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Crime and control/Justice studies
Associate Professor Patrick F Walsh, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • National security
Dr Andy Williams, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Crime and control
Professor Debra Smith, Victoria University, Australia
  • National security
Professor Christian Leuprecht, Queens University, Canada
  • National security
Dr Benjamin Lee, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • National security
Associate Professor Kelly Sundberg, Mount Royal University, Canada
  • Crime and control