Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Marcus Smith

Dr Marcus Smith

LLM (ANU), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (ANU)

Profile

Dr Marcus Smith is Senior Lecturer in Law and Course Director at the Centre for Law and Justice, Charles Sturt University, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Canberra. His qualifications include a Master of Laws from the ANU College of Law; a Master of Philosophy from Trinity Hall, Cambridge; and a Doctor of Philosophy from the ANU College of Law.

Marcus’ books include Technology Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020), DNA Evidence in the Australian Legal System (LexisNexis, 2016) and Biometrics, Crime and Security (Routledge, 2018). His research has been published in law, science and medical journals including the University of New South Wales Law Journal, the Journal of Law and Medicine, the Criminal Law Journal, the Australian Law Journal, the Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences and Internal Medicine Journal. He has presented his research at conferences and workshops in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, China and India.

Prior to entering academia, Marcus worked in the Australian Government and Australian Parliament. He is admitted to practice in the ACT Supreme Court and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Teaching

  • Evidence Law
  • Technology Law

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Research

  • Technology law
  • Health law
  • Biometrics regulation

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Publications

Technology-Law

BiometricsDNA-Evidence

Books

Smith, M. and Miller, S. (2021). Biometric Identification, Law and Ethics, Springer. (Forthcoming)

Smith, M. and Urbas, G. (2020). Technology Law: Australian and International Perspectives, Cambridge University Press.

Smith, M., Mann, M. and Urbas, G. (2018). Biometrics, Crime and Security, Routledge.

Smith, M. (2016). DNA Evidence in the Australian Legal System, LexisNexis.

Refereed journal articles

Smith, M. (2020). ‘A Modern Approach to Regulation: Integrating Law, System Architecture and Blockchain Technology in Australia’ 48 Australian Business Law Review (In press)

Smith, M. and Heath Jeffery, R. (2020). ‘Addressing the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine’ Internal Medicine Journal (In press)

Smith, M. (2020). ‘Integrating Technology in Contemporary Legal Education’ 54 Law Teacher 209

Heath Jeffery, R. and Smith, M. (2020). ‘Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology: Current Applications and Emerging Issues’ 48 Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 536

Smith, M. and Heath-Jeffery, R. (2019). ‘A Comparative View of Australian Education in Law and Medicine’ 26 Journal of Law and Medicine 612

Smith, M. and Urbas, G. (2019). ‘A Century of Science in Australian Criminal Law’ 47 Australian Bar Review 72

Smith, M. and Urbas, G. (2019). ‘Prints, Profiles and Templates: Adducing Biometric Evidence in Australian Courts’ 93 Australian Law Journal 668

Smith, M. (2019). ‘Three Stages in the Development of DNA Evidence in Australia’ 51 Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences 705

Smith, M. (2018). ‘Universal Forensic DNA Databases: Balancing the Costs and Benefits’ 43 Alternative Law Journal 131

Smith, M. (2018). 'The Contribution of the Senate to Criminal Law Reform' 42 Criminal Law Journal 51

Mann, M. and Smith, M. (2017). 'Automated Facial Recognition Technology: Recent Developments and Regulatory Options' 40 University of New South Wales Law Journal 121

Smith, M. and Smith, R. (2016). 'Procedural Impediments to Effective Unexplained Wealth Legislation in Australia' 523 Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 1

Smith, M. and Mann, M. (2015). 'Recent Developments in DNA Evidence' 506 Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice 1

Urbas, G., Faunce, L. Skillen and Smith, M. (2012) 'Responding to Fraud in the Australian Health, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Sectors: A Proposal for Reform' 2 World Review of Business Research 109

Smith, M. and Urbas, G. (2012). 'Regulating New Forms of Forensic DNA Profiling under Australian Legislation: Familial Matching and DNA Phenotyping' 44 Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences 63

Faunce, T, G. Urbas, L. Skillen and SmithM. (2010). 'Recovering Fraudulent Claims for Australian Federal Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices' 18 Journal of Law and Medicine 302

Book chapters

Smith, M. (2018). ‘Foundations of Biometric Identification’ in Smith, M., Mann, M. and Urbas, G. (2018) Biometrics, Crime and Security, Routledge, New York

Smith, M. (2018). ‘Fingerprint Identification’ in Smith, M., Mann, M. and Urbas, G. (2018) Biometrics, Crime and Security, Routledge, New York

Smith, M. (2018). ‘DNA Identification’ in Smith, M., Mann, M. and Urbas, G. (2018) Biometrics, Crime and Security, Routledge, New York

Law reform submissions

Smith, M. (2019). Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Review of the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019, Australian Parliament, September 2019.

Smith, M. (2019). Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission, White Paper on Artificial Intelligence: Governance and Leadership, March 2019.

Smith, M. (2018). Submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, Review of the Australian Passports Amendment (Identity-matching Services) Bill 2018, Australian Parliament, June 2018.

Presentations

‘Biometrics and National Security’ Intelligence Ethics Workshop, Canberra, Australia, February 2019.

‘Emerging Forms of Identification Evidence’ International Policing and Security Conference, Sydney, Australia, November 2018.

‘Cards, Profiles and Templates: Regulating Human Biometric Information and Biological Material’ Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law Annual Conference, Townsville, Australia, September 2018.

‘International Perspectives on Identification Evidence’ International Criminal Law Symposium, New York, United States, August 2018.

‘Imagining Future Criminal Law in Australia’ Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Canberra, Australia, December 2017.

‘Biometrics in Criminal Investigation’ Presentation to National Police Academy of India, Hyderabad, India, November 2017.

‘Applications of DNA Evidence and Big Data in Criminal Investigations’ National Police University of China International Conference on Criminal Investigation and Forensics, Shenyang, China, October 2017.

‘Balancing Competing Interests in Contemporary Forensic Science’ Charles Sturt University, Centre for Law and Justice, Research Seminar, Canberra, Australia, September 2017.

‘Biometrics, Crime and Security: New forms of DNA Identification’ Tenth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security, Sydney, Australia, August 2017.

‘Recent Developments in Biometrics’ Presentation at Tilburg Institute for Law and Technology, Tilburg, Netherlands, September 2016.

‘Automated Facial Recognition Technology: Recent Developments and Strengthening Oversight’ European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, M√ľnster, Germany, September 2016.

‘Confiscating the Proceeds of Crime: Unexplained Wealth Legislation in Australia’ 33rd International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 2015.

‘The Identification and Control of Risk: Professional Facilitators and Money Laundering in Australia’ 33rd International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, United Kingdom, September 2015.

‘DNA Evidence in Australia: Historical Developments and Future Directions’ University of Sydney Evidence Law Workshop, Sydney, Australia, September 2015.

‘Issues Associated with the Expansion of Forensic DNA Database Capabilities' Australian Institute of Criminology Seminar Series, Canberra, Australia, September 2014.

‘DNA Profiling under Australian Legislation: Familial Matching and DNA Phenotyping’ Australian Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA) Criminal Justice in Australia and New Zealand - Issues and Challenges for Judicial Administration Conference, Sydney, Australia, September 2011.

Government reports

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, Nature and Scope of Any Agreement Reached by the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments in Relation to the Distribution of Proceeds of the Liquidation of the Bell Group, Senate Committee Report, March 2017.

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016, Senate Committee Report, February 2017.

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016, Senate Committee Report, November 2016.

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016, Senate Committee Report, November 2016.

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, Nature and Scope of the Consultations Prior to the Making of the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016, Senate Committee Report, November 2016.

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, Phenomenon Colloquially Referred to as 'Revenge Porn', Senate Committee Report, February 2016.

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, Establishment of a National Registration System for Australia Paramedics to improve and Ensure Patient and Community Safety, Senate Committee Report, May 2016.

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015, Senate Committee Report, May 2016.

Criminology Research Advisory Council, Exploring the Procedural Barriers to Securing Unexplained Wealth Orders in Australia,  2016.

ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate, Evaluating Intensive Correction Type Orders in the Australian Capital Territory,  2015.

CrimTrac Agency, Evaluation of the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network, 2015.

CrimTrac Agency, Evaluation of the Australian Ballistic Information Network, 2015.

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Supervision

PhD: Artificial Intelligence in Law and Medicine (Principal supervisor)

PhD: Genetic Privacy under Australian Law (Principal supervisor)

PhD: History of Criminal Law (Co-supervisor)

Hons: Identification Technologies and Individual Rights (Co-supervisor)

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