CCLJ Intern Maddison Buchholz examines three recent sexual assault reform inquiries in Australia and reflects on the relationship between government intentions and community responses in the #MeToo era.
The results of a survey of Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC) members of what they considered to be the publications “which most profoundly shaped criminological scholarship in Australia and New Zealand” over the fifty year period 1967-2017 show UNSW criminologists ranking highly.
Click here to read the July 2021 edition of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice Newsletter.
As we approach the 40th anniversary of the landmark book in Australia penology, The Prison Struggle: Changing Australia's Penal System (Penguin Books, 1982), CCLJ Intern Isaac Kwong had the opportunity to interview one of the authors – David Brown, Emeritus Professor, UNSW Faculty of Law and Justice. Click through for the transcript of the insightful interview.
Combining the disparate areas of green criminology, environmental crime and restorative justice, center member Mark Hamilton seeks to explore what role restorative justice conferencing can play in giving victims and offenders of environmental crime voice, interaction and input into the sentencing of environmental offenders.
On 25 May 2021, the CCLJ hosted a special HDR event on ‘Demystifying Thesis Examination’. CCLJ HDR members were joined by other HDR candidates from the Faculty of Law & Justice as they listened to four experienced examiners discuss their approach to examining PhD theses.
Centre member Professor Luke McNamara was recently involved in the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s (PIAC) ‘Policing Public Space’ Forum concerning the experiences of people sleeping rough and their interactions with police officers. Luke was part of a panel of law and policy experts providing expertise on the matter to celebrate the recent launch of the ‘Policing Public Space: The Experiences of People Sleeping Rough’ report.
In March 2021, UNSW Law alumni, Dr Melissa Jardine traveled to Afghanistan to conduct an assessment of progress regarding the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security since the fall of the Taliban 20 years ago.
CCLJ Centre Member Dr Andy Kaladelfos is blunt in their assessment of how Australia's justice system deals with sexual offences. "It is demonstrably not working in every way."
The Norm Smith Publication in Social Work Research Award is awarded to the author of the best research article that is judged to make a significant contribution to the advancement of social work knowledge and/or a significant contribution to social work professional practice published during the year in a print edition of Australian Social Work.