Three prominent Indigenous women speak about one of the biggest social movements in the world and how it matters in Australia
"The government should first be required to provide evidence that building more prisons and incarcerating more people works to reduce crime, rehabilitate or makes the community safer."
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and CCLJ member, Eileen Baldry writes for the SMH.
A major multi-year and multi-jurisdictional research project involving Centre members Eileen Baldry, David Brown, Barry Goldson, Sophie Russell, and Mel Schwartz, along with Chris Cunneen (Jumbunna Institute UTS, Honorary Professor UNSW), has made an important contribution to Australian and international youth justice research.
The number and rate of people imprisoned in Australia has, with some exceptions, risen rapidly over the past three decades. The largest rates of increase have been in remand, women, and Indigenous prisoners.
By Robert Werth, Ph.D. , Senior Lecturer , Rice University , email@example.com .
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More than 300 criminologists, lawyers and other academics from across Australia have signed an open letter calling on all Australian governments to take urgent action to address the over-criminalisation and over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Speaker: Dr Alistair Fraser, Director, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
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The Centre for Crime, Law and Justice stands in solidarity with the Aboriginal Lives Matter and Black Lives Matter movements and calls out the systemic racism of the Australian criminal justice system.