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Carolyn McKay

Lecturer in Law
University of Sydney Law School

Dr Carolyn McKay is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney Law School. Her research examines the impacts of technologies on criminal procedure and access to justice. Carolyn teaches Criminal Law and Civil & Criminal Procedure and in 2020 she will present a new unit Digital Criminology: Technologies and Crime.

Biography

Dr Carolyn McKay is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney Law School. Her research examines the impacts of communication technologies on prisoners’ court appearance and access to justice. Carolyn’s research interests include technologies in justice, prisons and prisoners, visual criminology, surveillance, policing and interdisciplinary research methodologies. At Sydney Law School Carolyn teaches Criminal Law and Civil & Criminal Procedure. Over the years she has taught other courses including The Legal Profession, Legal Research, Research Methodologies and Professional Practice at the University of Sydney, University of Newcastle and Hunter Institute and acted as a research assistant on numerous projects and publications. In 2013, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain. Carolyn has previously consulted on anti-dumping trade disputes and indirect taxation in both Sydney and Tokyo and worked in digital media.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Criminal Law, Procedure, The Legal Profession (professional ethics), Legal Research

Personal Interests

    Digital media and visual arts http://www.carolynmckay.com/

Websites

Books

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Articles

Current Issues in Criminal Justice

Book Review: "In crime’s archive: The cultural afterlife of evidence." (2019): 1-3.


Published: May 28, 2019 by Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Authors: McKay, Carolyn.
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law, Art & Visual Culture

Book review of Professor Katherine Biber's "In crime’s archive: The cultural afterlife of evidence."

Criminal Law Journal

"Digital Access to Justice from Prison: Is There a Right to Technology?."


Published: May 28, 2019 by Criminal Law Journal
Authors: McKay, Carolyn.
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law

"Digital Access to Justice from Prison: Is There a Right to Technology?", 2018, 42:5, Crim LJ, 303.

International Journal for Crime, Justice & Social Democracy

Video Links from Prison: Permeability and the Carceral World


Published: Feb 12, 2017 by International Journal for Crime, Justice & Social Democracy
Authors: Carolyn McKay
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

In this paper, I draw on fieldwork interviews with prisoners to understand their subjective and sensorial experiences of using video links as a portal to the outside world. These interviews raised many issues including audio permeability and the soundtrack of incarceration.

The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research

Model Prison


Published: Feb 01, 2017 by The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research
Authors: Carolyn McKay
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Art & Visual Culture

In this paper, the author reflects on her involvement in a curated visual art exhibition premised on the concept of ‘doing time’. Extrapolating from her doctoral research into the use of audio visual links to prisoners with remote courtrooms for their legal proceedings, the author created an audio video installation to explore the possibilities of virtual imprisonment.

Law, Culture and the Humanities

Video Links from Prison: Court “Appearance” within Carceral Space


Published: Feb 12, 2015 by Law, Culture and the Humanities
Authors: Carolyn McKay
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice

This article examines prisoners’ sensorial experience of prison video studios and the impact such space has on their encounters with law. Law, Culture and the Humanities 2018, Vol. 14(2) 242–262.

Surveillance & Society

Covert: the artist as voyeur


Published: Feb 12, 2013 by Surveillance & Society
Authors: Carolyn McKay
Subjects: Art & Visual Culture

This paper probes artistic methodologies that implicate surveillance and the ethical tensions of appropriating the surveilled lives of strangers for creative pursuits.

Law Text Culture

Murder Ob/Scene: The Seen, Unseen and Ob/Scene in Murder Trials


Published: Feb 12, 2010 by Law Text Culture
Authors: Carolyn McKay
Subjects: Criminology and Criminal Justice, Art & Visual Culture

Tragedies and murder trials explore the relationship between the living and the dead; the present and absent; the seen, unseen and obscene.

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