Honorary Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia
Duncan Chappell, a lawyer and criminologist, is an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. A former Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, and a member of the Australian Law Reform Commission, he has also held senior academic posts in Australia, Canada and the US, and has been a consultant to government and international bodies including the UN, ILO and Commonwealth. He is currently a member of Australia’s National Cultural Heritage Committee, and teaches in the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA) annual post graduate art crime program
Duncan Chappell has researched and published widely on a range of crime and criminal justice topics, including art crime and trafficking in cultural property. Among his most recent publications on this subject are two books- Crime in the Art and Antiquities World: Illegal Trafficking in Cultural Property (2011) published by Springer, New York, and co-edited with Stefano Manacorda of the University of Paris, and Contemporary Perspectives on the Detection, Investigation and Prosecution of Art Crime: Australasian, European and North American Perspectives (2014) published by Ashgate, London and co-edited with Saskia Hufnagel of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).