Professor Suzanne Uniacke
Criminal Justice Ethics
Ethical Issues of Privacy, Security, Defence and Retaliation
Telephone +61 (02) 6272 6292
BA (La Trobe), MA (La Trobe), PhD (Sydney)
Suzanne Uniacke is Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra. Prior to taking up this position in July 2013, she worked in philosophy departments at a number of universities in Australia and England. She has also held research fellowships at the University of St Andrews, Harvard University, and the University of Stirling. She was Joint and then Chief Editor of the Journal of Applied Philosophy, 2001-2013, and Foundation Director of the Institute of Applied Ethics at the University of Hull (2003-2007).
She has been a visiting speaker in numerous countries including Australia, United Kingdom, USA, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland, and Croatia, and has published widely on issues of applied ethics, normative moral theory, philosophy of law and political and social philosophy. She is especially interested in the role of moral theory in the discussion of issues of practical concern.
Fields of special interest
- Applied ethics
- Philosophy of law
- Moral and legal justification and excuse
- Responsibility and obligation
Uniacke, S. 'The Value of Applied Philosophy', in k. Brownlee, D. Coady, and K. Lippert-Rasmussen (eds), The Blackwell Companion to Applied Philosophy (Oxford: Wiley), chapter 3 (in press).
Uniacke, S. ‘Terrorism’, in S. Lazar and H. Frowe (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War (Oxford University Press), chapter 26 (in press).
Uniacke, S. 'Responsibility, Expertise and Trust: Institutional Ethics Committees and Science', Humana.Mente: Journal of Philosophical Studies 28 (2015): 169-185
Uniacke S. 'Criminalising Unknowing Defence', Journal of Applied Philosophy (first published online 11 December 2015) doi: 10.1111/japp.12171
Uniacke, S. ‘Opportunistic Terrorism’, Journal of Moral Philosophy, 11 (2014): 395-410. Uniacke, S. 'Self-Defense', in Hugh LaFollette (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Ethics (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
Uniacke, S. 'Self-Defence, Just War and a Reasonable Prospect of Success', in Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang (eds.), How We Fight (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Uniacke, S. 'Punishment as Penalty', Criminal Law and Philosophy, [online ahead of print] (2013).
Uniacke, S. 'Respect for Autonomy, Medical Ethics', in David Archard, Monique Deveaux, Neil Manson, and Daniel Weinstock (eds.), Reading Onora O’Neill (London: Routledge, 2013).
Uniacke, S. 'Proportionality and Self-Defense’, Law and Philosophy 30, 3 (2011): 253-272.
Uniacke, S. 'Responsibility, Intention and Consequence', in John Skorupski (ed.), Routledge Companion to Ethics (London: Routledge, 2010).
Uniacke, S. 'On Getting One’s Retaliation in First', in Henry Shue and David Rodin (eds.), Preemption: Military Action and Moral Justification (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
Uniacke, S. 'Emotional Excuses', Law and Philosophy 26, 1 (2007): 95-117.
Uniacke, S. 'Responsibility and Obligation: Some Kantian Directions', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13, 4 (2005): 461-475.
Uniacke, S. 'A Critique of the Preference Utilitarian Objection to Killing People', Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 80, 2 (2002): 209-217.
Uniacke, S. 'Was Mary’s Death Murder?', Medical Law Review, 9, 3 (2001): 208-220.
Uniacke, S. 'Absolutely Clean Hands? Responsibility for what’s allowed in refraining from what’s not allowed', International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 7, 2 (1999): 189-209.
Uniacke, S. 'Replaceability and Infanticide', Journal of Value Inquiry, 31, 2 (1997): 153-166.