David Brown

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Deterrence is sentencing’s dirty secret, says UNSW Law expert.

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A UNSW Law report is a clear call to action for the NSW Government and relevant departments and agencies to ensure people are adequately supported in their transition from prison to the community.


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


Prisoner numbers in NSW have little connection with crime rates, which in most categories are falling, writes David Brown. 

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Constantly changing the law after media outcries over particular cases produces distortions in the law for short-term political gain, writes David Brown.

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UNSW researchers have already discovered a molecule that holds promise as a drug target for progressive MS, now they hope to put the research into practice, thanks to new funding.