Brief Bio

Professor Yeo joined the Faculty in late 2006 from Southern Cross University, Australia, where he was Head of the School of Law and Justice. His main teaching and research interests lie in the area of criminal law, especially comparative criminal law.

During his academic career spanning over 35 years, Professor Yeo has taught in Australia, Canada, Japan and Singapore and published extensively in the fields of criminal law and criminal justice. His major works include Compulsion in the Criminal Law (Law Book Co, 1990), Fault in Homicide (Federation Press, 1997), Unrestrained Killings and the Law (OUP, 1998), Criminal Defences in Australia (LexisNexis, 4th ed, 2005), Criminal Law in Malaysia and Singapore (LexisNexis, 3rd ed, 2018) and Australian Criminal Justice (OUP, 5th ed, 2014).

In 2003, Professor Yeo was awarded a Doctor of Laws by Sydney University for his substantial contribution to legal scholarship in the area of criminal defences in the common law world. While in Australia, Professor Yeo was co-editor of the Criminal Law Journal, the leading Australian journal on criminal law, evidence and procedure. He was Chief Editor of the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies from 2008 to 2011.

Courses taught at CTLS

  • Comparative Criminal Law (Fall 2012)
  • Perspectives on Crime and Criminal Justice (Fall 2012)