Leanne Weber is Professor of Criminology at the University of Canberra, Australia and Convenor of the ANZSOC Crimmigration and Border Control Thematic Group. She researches policing and border control using criminological and human rights frameworks. Her books include Place, Race and Politics: The anatomy of a law and order crisis, 2021 (Emerald, with Blaustein, Benier, Wickes and Johns); Handbook of Migration and Global Justice, 2021 (Elgar, with Claudia Tazreiter); Crime, Justice and Human Rights, 2014 (Palgrave, with Elaine Fishwick and Marinella Marmo); Policing Non-Citizens, 2013 (Routledge); Stop and Search: Police Power in Global Context, 2013 (Routledge, with Ben Bowling); and Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier, 2011 (Palgrave, with Sharon Pickering), which won the inaugural Christine M Alder Book Prize. She is Chief Investigator on a new Australian Research Council funded project, along with Prof Mary Bosworth, A/Prof Marinella Marmo, Prof Alison Gerard and Dr Faith Gordon that will identify interactions between the immigration control and criminal justice systems along the pathway to the deportation of non-citizens on character grounds.



Research Interests

Research interests include migration policing, racialized policing, theorisation of borders, border policing through welfare, and the relationship between criminology and human rights.

Research projects & programmes

Border Criminologies