Dr Rick Sarre is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the School of commerce, University of South Australia.
He was, from 1992 to 1998, the Head of the School of Law and Legal Practice, University of South Australia. He currently lectures in criminal justice, policing, media law, sport law and commercial law. His qualifications include an undergraduate degree in law (Adelaide University), undergraduate studies in religion and sociology (Graceland University, Iowa), and post-graduate degrees in criminology (University of Toronto, Canada) and law (University of Canberra, ACT).
He was Visiting Library Fellow, Newhouse Center, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA in 1990, spent time with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Hong Kong and Australian Lawyers for Refugees Port Hedland in 1992, was Visiting Professor, Graceland University, Iowa in 1997 and was Visiting Research Professor at Umeå University, Sweden in 2004. He and his wife and two children live in Adelaide, South Australia.