Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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By Robert Werth, Ph.D. , Senior Lecturer , Rice University , .


Published on Thursday, August 20, 2020

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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.

Published on Friday, July 31, 2020

Speaker: Dr Alistair Fraser, Director, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

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Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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.

Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020

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Published on Thursday, May 28, 2020

There is mounting concern about the risks of COVID19 to prisoners and prison staff across Australia.  Public health officials and the WHO have identified prisoners as especially vulnerable to the virus, and prisons as likely vectors of the virus into the community.  

Despite vigorous advocacy intended to reduce prison numbers, across Australia prison numbers remain high.

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020

One of the many issues raised by the measures introduced to address the pandemic is the operation of public health orders restricting presence in public places, including offences with heavy penalties.  As with many long-standing ‘public order’ offences, police officers have significant discretion when it comes to the enforcement of public health order offences.

Published on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Centre Co-Director Luke McNamara is a Chief Investigator on a new project funded by an ARC Discovery Project grant (DP200100101): Intoxication Evidence in Rape Trials: A Double-Edged Sword? Led by Associate Professor Julia Quilter (School of Law, University of Wollongong) this project will investigate the operation of Australian statutory reforms designed to shape the operation and impact of evidence of complainant and/or defendant intoxication in sexual assault trials.

Published on Friday, April 24, 2020

Weave’s intensive support service for young people leaving custody or involved in the criminal justice system. April 2020.
Melanie Schwartz and Mareese Terare

Published on Friday, March 27, 2020

The potential conditional release of some NSW prisoners as soon as early April may prove an important move to boost community safety, UNSW Professor of Criminology Eileen Baldry says.