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.
“It is an absolute honour to work and collaborate with the most marvellous UNSW colleagues and community advocates. This award belongs to all of us. It is also an opportunity to elevate the important work we do as academics in trying to build a fair and just society.”
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.