Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30

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The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Children, Young People and the Criminal Justice System Thematic Group, the British Society of Criminology Youth Criminology/Youth Justice Network (YC/YJN) and the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice (CCLJ) invite you to the launch and discussion of Youth Justice and Penality in Comparative Context (Routledge, 2021), co-authored by Professor Barry Goldson (University of Liverpool), Professor Chris Cunneen (UTS), Professor Eileen Baldry, Professor David Brown, Melanie Schwartz, Sophie Russell (UNSW) and Dr Damon Briggs (Frontline, UK).

The book is the culmination of a major multi-jurisdictional research project, the Comparative Youth Penality Project, which analysed policy and practice developments over a 40-year period and comprised the first international comparative study of youth justice and penality in Australia and in England and Wales.

More information about the book.

This event will be moderated by Professor Eileen Baldry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity Diversity and Inclusion, University of New South Wales.

Author speakers

Chris Cunneen, Professor of Criminology, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.

Barry Goldson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology, University of Liverpool.


- Taylor Price, is a Peer Mentor at Youth Ink in London. He is 21 years old and has lived experience of police stations, youth offending services, probation and prison.

- Val Weldon, is a 16 year old Wiradjuri and Gamilaraay woman, living in Waterloo, Sydney. Val has spent the last 4 years on bail conditions and on the 9 June 2021 she will be graduating from the Youth Koori Court after 7 months.

Dr Faith Gordon, Senior Lecturer in Law, Australian National University.

Loraine Gelsthorpe, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge.