Dr Faith Gordon is an Associate Professor in law and Deputy Associate Dean of Research at the ANU College of Law.

She has previously held academic positions at Queen’s University Belfast, University of Westminster and Monash University.

Faith is the Director of the Interdisciplinary International Youth Justice Network, which she established in 2016, and a co-founder and co-moderator of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology’s Thematic Group on children, young people and the criminal justice system. She is also an Associate Research Fellow at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London and the Justice and Technoscience Lab, ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance.

Faith has international expertise and research experience in youth justice; media representations; children’s rights; criminal law; digital technologies; media regulation; young people and politics; children, young people and climate action.

Fields of expertise



Democracy Sausage: the world of the pre-citizen

What should the age of criminal responsibility be? With younger generations becoming more politically engaged, should the voting…


Family vlogging is an ethical dilemma we can’t unsubscribe from

Imagine a childhood where every aspect of your life, both good and bad, is documented and uploaded online…


Diverting children from the justice system gives them a chance to ‘grow’ out of crime

Prison is no place for a child. Putting children in youth justice facilities can have long-lasting consequences for their physical,…

18 November 2022


Australia should lower the voting age

The 2022 federal election dominated our mainstream media for two months and we were bombarded with news polls,…


Experts call to lower voting age to 16

Dozens of experts are calling for the voting age in the ACT to be reduced to 16 and…


‘Kids are not alright online’: young people exposed to concerning content

Explicit and disturbing content is being “served up” to children online and the kids themselves are calling on adults…

11 November 2021

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