criminal justice

baroness_corston_photo.jpg

Australia could end its decade-long trend of incarcerating more women by copying initiatives adopted in the United Kingdom, a former British politician suggests.  

prison

Australia's female prison population has soared, with the increase significantly greater than that for men, writes Ruth McCausland.

shutterstock_318389888.jpg

The influence of tabloid media campaigns is threatening the proper functioning of the criminal justice system, writes David Brown.  

bars

Early support could save lives and allow Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disability to live with dignity in their communities, writes Ruth McCausland.

14_syrian_refugees.jpg

US Ambassador-at-Large Stephen Rapp will give a public lecture on the "challenge of Syria" at UNSW Law next week.

Pat oshane crop 1

Is ‘retributive justice’ an effective form of punishment or just an excuse for vengeance? And what are the social costs? Australia's first Indigenous magistrate Pat O'Shane delivers UNSW Law's Justice Talks Lecture.

Homelessness

Early intervention to prevent homelessness could save taxpayers millions of dollars, an Australian-first study has found.

Drugs

UNSW legal experts, drug researchers and health professionals have backed a call by a group of eminent Australians for an overhaul of the approach to illicit drugs.