Dr Marilyn McMahon is a Professor in Deakin Law School. Her research interests are in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, criminal responsibility and evidence. She is currently involved in three major research projects. The first project explores how victims and harms are constructed, both historically and in contemporary times, in the law relating to family violence. The second is an investigation of the rule against double jeopardy and its contemporary reform in Australia. The final project explores bail reform.
Marilyn previously worked at La Trobe University. She has published widely in the areas of criminal defences (self-defence and mental state defences) and criminal procedure. She currently is supervising graduate students who are exploring the criminalisation of the infliction of mental harm, domestic violence within the framework of human rights and the sentencing of women who have been victims of family violence. She is happy to supervise research students in any aspect of criminal law, criminal procedure and criminal justice.