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.
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.