Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor William Walsh

Associate Professor William Walsh

Profile

William (Bill) Walsh completed his law degree by distance education at Macquarie University as a mature aged student prior to being called to the Bar in 1983.

From 1967 to 1986, he was a serving member of the NSW Police Force performing a variety of police duties in the metropolitan and country areas of the State.

From 1987 to 1994, Bill was a Lecturer-in-Law at Mitchell College/Charles Sturt University.

For those seven years, he taught internal and distance education students.

Bill has practised as a barrister since 1987 in various areas of the law and in the past 15 years has specialised in criminal defence work.   He has acted as defence counsel in 400 jury trials before the District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales.

He holds postgraduate qualifications of Master of Laws (University of Sydney) and Master of Social Science (Criminology) (Charles Sturt University).

In 2016, Bill was appointed Barrister-in-Residence at the Centre for Law and Justice, Charles Sturt with the title of Adjunct Associate Professor.

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Publications

“Police Accountability – The Status of Constable”, Australian Police Journal, 1982, Vol 36 No 3.

‘Police Accountability – The Office of Commissioner”, Australian Police Journal, 1982, Vol 36, No 4.

“Police Accountability – Governments and Ministerial Responsibility”, Australian Police Journal, 1983, Vol 37, No 1.

“Police Accountability – Police Discretion”, Australian Police Journal, 1983, Vol 37 No 2.

“Arrest without warrant on private premises”, Australian Federal Police Association Journal, November 1985.

“Police Discretion and Natural Justice – Part I”, Australian Federal Police Association Journal, March 1986.

“Police Discretion and Natural Justice – Part II”, Australian Federal Police Association Journal, April 1986.

“The Demise of the Unsigned Record of Interview”, Australian Federal Police Association Journal, May 1986.

“Police have a positive duty to act”, Australian Federal Police Association Journal, June 1986.

“Police Discretion – the Constable”, Australian Federal Police Association Journal, August 1986.

“The Greek Conspiracy Case in Perspective”, Australian Federal Police Association Journal, August 1986.

“How safe is our jury system?”, Research Paper No 56, School of Business and Public Administration, Mitchell College of Advanced Education, October 1987.

“The psychological effects of exposure to violence on television and film”, Research Paper No 63, School of Business and Public Administration, Charles Sturt University, August 1989.

“The Needs of Women in Prison”, Research Paper No 65, School of Business and Public Administration, Charles Sturt University, September 1989.

“Public Order Offences in New South Wales”, Research Paper No 75, School of Business and Public

Administration, Charles Sturt University, December 1990.

“Offensive Language”, Australian Linguistics Society Conference, University of Sydney, 27-28 June 1992.

“Necessity and prison escape”, Alternative Law Journal, Vol 18, No 3, June 1993.

“Offensive Language: A Legal Perspective” in Diana Eades (ed), Language in Evidence, UNSW Press, 1995, 203

“Child Sexual Assault”, Continuing Professional Education, Bar Association of New South Wales, February 2007.

“The Art of Advocacy”, Aboriginal Legal Service Conference, March 2017.

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