There is an old truism about prisons: if you build them, you will fill them. But there are better ways to invest in a better, safer society, write Sarah Hopkins and Gino Vumbaca.
UNSW will lead a world-first study to evaluate the effectiveness of a one tablet per day hepatitis C treatment as a means of preventing the spread of the virus in prisons.
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.
People with disabilities face extraordinary barriers to justice, experts have warned at an Australian Human Rights Commission meeting held at UNSW.
The plight of around 50 Indonesian boys currently being held in Australian adult prisons awaiting criminal prosecution for people smuggling will be outlined at a free public forum at UNSW Law School next week (Monday 17 October).
The prevalence of hepatitis is dropping among prison entrants, but infection rates could fall even faster through better immunisation and treatment, new research shows.
The image of the typical sex offender as an insecure loner has been turned on its head by research from a UNSW criminologist.