Early childhood emotional and behavioural problems can increase the risk of later contact with the criminal justice system.
There are four significant drivers of crime that must be addressed to reduce the victimisation and incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians, write Marcia Langton and Josephine Cashman.
Former High Court judge Michael Kirby will headline a UNSW panel debate on the health and social consequences of Indigenous incarceration, to mark NAIDOC week.
Changing public opinion away from imprisonment and towards its alternatives requires informed and considered debate, write Paul Simpson and Tony Butler.
A study by US and UNSW researchers has found prisoners forced to withdraw from methadone are less likely to seek community treatment.
Australia can learn lessons from America's decade-long experience of justice reinvestment when considering how to reduce the prison population, write Melanie Schwartz and Chris Cunneen.
If the UN thinks indefinite detention of asylum seekers on the Australian mainland is cruel, inhuman and degrading, we can only imagine what it might say about Nauru and PNG, writes Jane McAdam.
With Indigenous women making up almost a third of female inmates in NSW, UNSW researchers are working to break the cycle of social disadvantage which leads to ongoing high rates of incarceration.