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Warren Brookbanks was a Professor of Law at Auckland University where he taught from 1983 to 2016. He is co-author of New Zealand’s leading criminal law textbook Simester & Brookbanks Principles of Criminal Law (4th edn) and a contributing author and update author of both Adams on Criminal Law (Brookers, Wellington 1992) and Brookers Family Law – Incapacity (Thomson/Brookers, 2005). He has authored and co-edited leading texts criminal justice and psychiatry and the law including Tolmie & Brookbanks (eds) Criminal Justice in New Zealand (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2007), Bell & Brookbanks Mental Health Law in New Zealand (2nd edn), Brookbanks & Simpson (eds) Psychiatry and the Law(LexisNexis, Wellington, 2007) and Brookbanks, Competencies of Trial – Fitness to Plead in New Zealand (LexisNexis, Wellington, 2011). In 2015 he published Brookbanks (ed) Therapeutic Jurisprudence: New Zealand Perspectives (Thomson, Reuters, Wellington, 2015). Warren was a founding trustee of the Odyssey House Trust (NZ) and is a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL). Is a regular speaker at conferences on New Zealand and has consulted with various government departments, including the Ministries of Justice and Health and the New Zealand Law Commission.
From January – March 2018 Warren Brookbanks hold a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship at the Northumbria University Law School in Newcastle, England. Before joining the Law School at AUT, Warren Brookbanks was a Professor of Law at Auckland University where he taught from 1983 to 2016. He is co-author …
I have a longstanding interest in substantive criminal law and developments in psychiatry and the law. In particular, I have an active research interest in case law developments and issues in relation to unfitness to stand trial and have a new book on the topic due for publication in June 2018.
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