Stobbs, Nigel

Queensland University of Technology


Dr Stobbs is a senior lecturer and researcher in the Centre for Justice at the Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law and a part-time member of the Queensland Law Reform Commission. Prior to undertaking a full-time academic career, he practiced as a criminal defence barrister at the Queensland Bar between 2001 and 2008. He has been involved in research and development work in specialist sentencing courts in Australia and the US – particularly drug and alcohol diversion courts and Indigenous sentencing courts. His main area of research is within the field of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and he is the Australian representative on the Board of Trustees of the International Society of Therapeutic Jurisprudence. His book Method and Practice of Therapeutic Jurisprudence was published by Carolina Academic Press in April 2019. He is the co-author of Principles of Sentencing (published by the Federation Press), of Professional Responsibility and Ethics for Qld Lawyers (published by Thomson Reuters) and the author of the Therapeutic Jurisprudence chapters and updates in the Oxford Encyclopedia of International Criminology.