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Michael Legg, Vicki Sentas and Michael Grewcock

The inaugural and highly competitive Australian Legal Research Awards have recognised three UNSW Law researchers.

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In a non-policing context, having to perform such acts would be a serious assault. This is why strip searches are meant to be a last resort and only used in serious and urgent circumstances.

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A report by UNSW Law academics Michael Grewcock and Vicki Sentas says the law does not give police clear guidance on conducting strip searches.

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Young people are experiencing patterns of oppressive policing that are harmful to them, their families and the community, writes Vicki Sentas.

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Research led by UNSW has found that the NSW Police policy known as STMP is causing serious harm to young people and undermines the objectives of the NSW youth justice system.

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Police accountability and transparency will be the focus of a debate at NSW Parliament House next Thursday 30 July, hosted by UNSW Law and the Redfern Legal Centre.

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Police raids without charge and compulsory detention and questioning rarely register as state-sanctioned terror because we're told they keep us safe, writes Dr Vicki Stentas.