Arie Freiberg

Arie Freiberg
  • Category: Faculty, EMPA Faculty, NRCoP
  • Job Title: Emeritus Professor
  • Organisation: Monash University
  • Department: Faculty of Law
  • Country: Australia
  • Phone: 0407 344 606
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Areas of expertise

  • Regulation

Find out more about ANZSOG's Executive Master of Public Administration

Professor Arie Freiberg AM holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment at ANZSOG and is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Academy of Law. He is one of Australia’s foremost experts on sentencing and the criminal justice system and has published widely from both a national and international perspective. He has been Chair of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council since 2004 and of the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council since 2013.

Arie Freiberg is an Emeritus Professor at Monash University. He was Dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University between 2004 and 2012. Before this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne in 2003. He was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Criminology at the University of Melbourne in January 1991 where he served as Head of the Department of Criminology between January 1992 and June 2002. In 2013 he was appointed an Emeritus Professor of Monash University.

Professor Freiberg graduated from the University of Melbourne with an honours degree in Law and a Diploma in Criminology in 1972 and holds a Master of Laws degree from Monash University. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws by the University of Melbourne in 2001 and is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, the Australian Academy of Law and holds an Adjunct Faculty appointment in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. Between 1996 and 1998, he was President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. In 2009, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his service to law, particularly in the fields of criminology and reform related to sentencing, to legal education and academic leadership.

His particular areas of expertise are sentencing, non-adversarial justice and regulation. He has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School (2014) and Tel Aviv University (2008) and has served as a consultant to the Federal, Victorian, South Australian and Western Australian governments on sentencing matters as well as the Australian and South African Law Reform Commissions. In 2015 he consulted to the Royal Commission on Child Sexual Abuse in Institutional Contexts on sentencing issues and in 2016 he was a consultant to the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General on drug courts.

He has also consulted for a number of state government agencies and departments on regulatory reform.

ANZSOG programs

Prof Freiberg teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:

    • Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)
    •               - Governing by the Rules (subject leader)

Selected publications

  • Freiberg, A., Donnelly, H. & Gelb, K. (2015). Sentencing for Child Sexual Assault in Institutional Contexts. Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney.

  • Fitz-Gibbon, K. & Freiberg, A. (eds) (2015). Homicide law reform in Victoria: retrospect and prospects. Sydney: The Federation Press.

  • Tubex, H. Brown, D., Freiberg, A., Gelb, K. & Sarre, R. (2015). Penal diversity within Australia. Punishment & Society, 17(3): 345-373.

  • Freiberg, A. (2014). Fox and Freiberg’s Sentencing: State and Federal Law in Victoria, 3rd edn. Sydney: Thomson Reuters.

  • Freiberg, A. and Marwood, C. (2014). Ten Years of Public Service: Sentencing Advisory Council. Law Institute Journal, 88(11): 48-51.

  • Krasnostein, S. & Freiberg, A. (2014). Sentencing Guideline Schemes Across the United States and Beyond. In Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • King, M., Freiberg, A., Bagatol, B. & Hyams, R. (2014). Non-Adversarial Justice. Sydney: The Federation Press.

  • Freiberg, A. (2013). Statistics, crime and politics. Insight, 8: 12-14.

  • Krasnostein, S. & Freiberg, A. (2013). Pursuing Consistency in an Individualistic Sentencing Framework: If You Know Where You’re are Going, How do You Know When You’ve Got There? Law and Contemporary Problems, 76: 365-288.