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Deakin Early Career Researcher Receives Prestigious DECRA Grant

Deakin Early Career Researcher Receives Prestigious DECRA Grant

CSRI researcher, Associate Professor Shiri Krebs (Deakin Law School), has been awarded an ARC grant to examine the regulation of predictive technologies in counterterrorism strategies.

Eight of Deakin’s emerging researchers have received more than $3.4 million in funding through the ARC’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) scheme. The ARC grants provide promising early career researchers with the opportunity to develop and apply their research skills in a supportive environment, in projects important to Australia.

Congratulations to CSRI researcher, Associate Professor Shiri Krebs (Deakin Law School) who has been awarded funding for the following project:


9/11 was a turning point in counterterrorism law and policy, shifting focus from a punitive to a preventive legal field, relying largely on non-traditional evidence, generated using predictive and probabilistic technologies. This project examines the harms caused by this move to a preventive and predictive legal regime, both to individuals’ human rights and to national security.

The project analyses the UN Security Council role in this new global regime and compares the legal frameworks and actual practices in the ‘Five Eyes’ countries. It aims to improve existing practices and regulations based on empirical data as well as insights from behavioural economics and critical security studies, enhancing international and national security, and mitigating risk to individuals.

To read about the other successful DECRA projects, please visit this webpage.


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