Dr Spamers’ research interests are in the intersection between law and mental health. She is particularly interested in mental health in context of the criminal justice system and the multidisciplinary approach required to coordinate a best practice response to mental health issues in criminal law, policing, corrections and the health system. An overarching goal of her work is determining how criminal law and criminal justice policy can be utilised to ensure that human rights obligations are realised.
Marozane’s approach to research is based on the view that law does not operate in a vacuum and that the legitimacy of the criminal justice system can only be ensured if legislation and policy is evidence-based. Her studies and research combine criminal law and criminology, criminal procedure, human rights law, international law, medical law, and the regulation of policing and corrections.
- Ware J., Farley H. and Spamers M. (2023) Transitioning a Face-to-Face Criminal Justice Program in Aotearoa New Zealand to Online in a Post-COVID-19 World. In Bull D; Green J; Padró F (Ed.), Widening Participation in Higher Education (First ed.): 1-23. Singapore: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-9553-8_13-1.
- Spamers M. (2022) Youth Justice Practice. Brookers Family Precedents.
- Farley H., Ware J. and Spamers M. (2023) Trauma-Informed Criminal Justice Graduates: A Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Approach. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australasian Law Academics Association Conference, 6-8 Jul 2023.
- Spamers M. (2023) Mental Health Law Reform in New Zealand: Reflections on the Impact of the CRPD. Christchurch, New Zealand: Australasian Law Academics Association Conference, 6-8 Jul 2023.
- Spamers M. (2022) Criminal Justice Policy and Mental Health in New Zealand: The influence of culture, law and society. King's College London: Society of Legal Scholars’ Annual Conference, 6-9 Sep 2022.