criminology

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Dr Phillip Wadds says early intervention can challenge toxic masculinity that may have led to the recent unprovoked knife attack on a man in Sydney.

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Sharing footage of crimes and natural catastrophes on social media can be both beneficial and detrimental to the wider community, says criminology expert Alyce McGovern.

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Releasing prisoners will protect community, says a UNSW Professor of Criminology.

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ANZSOC’s Adam Sutton Award for 2019 recognises the impact of the Safety, Sexual Harassment and Assault at Australian Music Festivals project.

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The Safety, Sexual Harassment and Assault at Australian Music Festivals report is the first national study to investigate sexual violence at music festivals.

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Children are still being held in police cells and juvenile detention for low-range offences, under alarming conditions. Here's how their mental health and future prospects suffer.

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Evidence shows restorative justice can help fix environmental crime – so why isn't Australia using it more?

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Aboriginal mothers in prison feel intergenerational trauma and the forced removal of their children are the most significant factors impacting their health and well-being.

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In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.

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A recent decision not to hand down a life sentence to a man found guilty of burning his wife alive highlights the way domestic violence is often treated differently in the criminal justice system.

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