Eric Wilson is a senior lecturer of law at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. In 1991 he completed his Doctorate in the history of early modern Europe under the supervision of Robert Scribner, Clare College, Cambridge. In 2005 he received the degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) from the University of Melbourne. He is the author of The Savage Republic: De Indis of Hugo Grotius, Republicanism, and Dutch Hegemony in the Early Modern World System (c. 1600–1619), published by Martinus Nijhoff in 2008. He is the editor of a series of works on critical criminology, the first volume of which was published by Pluto Press in 2009 as Government of the Shadows: Parapolitics and Criminal Sovereignty. The second volume in the series, The Dual State: Parapolitics, Carl Schmitt and the National Security State Complex, was published by Ashgate in late 2012. In March 2015 he published his second monograph, The Spectacle of the False Flag: Parapolitics from JFK to Watergate (punctum books) which discusses the myriad linkages between covert intelligence and organized crime during the period of the Vietnam War. He is currently preparing a series of articles on Rene Girard and critical jurisprudence. His research interests include Law and Literature, the comparative law of Southeast Asia, critical jurisprudence, the history and philosophy of international law, and critical criminology.