For too long justice and punishment have been seen as interchangeable terms. Retribution, not rehabilitation has been the focus of the justice system, spurred on by public outcry and political pressure, according to former magistrate Pat O’Shane.
Is the idea of ‘retributive justice’ an effective form of punishment or an excuse for vengeance? Is the long-term social cost of retribution really equal to the crime?
Join Pat O’Shane, UNSW Law’s first Indigenous graduate, Australia's first Indigenous magistrate, and 2013 Deadly’s Lifetime Achievement award winner, as she delivers the fourth Justice Talks lecture for 2013.
What: An eye for an eye – an oxymoron or real justice? Justice Talks lecture
Where: UNSWLaw Building, UNSW Kensington
When: Thursday, 19 September 2013 6:00pm–7:30pm
Media contact: Steve Offner, UNSW Media, 02 9385 1583, 0424 580 208