Duncan Chappell, an Australian lawyer and criminologist and former Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, has had a long standing interest in art crime including the prevention of the trafficking in cultural heritage. Currently based at the Institute of Criminology in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney he has researched and published quite widely on the topic while also participating in numbers of international initiatives to better inform policy makers and the public at large concerning the nature and scope of trafficking patterns, particularly in the South East Asian region. In his present role as the Chair of the Australian Research Council’s Center of Excellence in Policing and Security he has sought to stimulate more focussed research and allied effort into the building of expertise concerning art crime among Australian and regional law enforcement agencies.
Chappell, D., and Huffer, D. (2013) ‘Quantifying and Describing the South and South East Asian Illicit Antiquities Trade: Australia as an Overlooked Destination?’, CEPS Briefing 24
Alder, C., Chappell, D., and Polk, K. (2011), ‘Frauds and fakes in the Australian aboriginal art market’, Crime, Law and Social Change 56 (2), 189-207.
Chappell, D., and Polk, K. (2009), ‘Fakers and Forgers, Deception and Dishonesty: An Exploration of the Murky World of Art Fraud’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice 20 (3), 393-412.