New CJRC research on Public views about Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA)

Crime and Justice Research Centre member Dr Kelly Richards has recently published a study with Associate Professor Kieran McCartan (University of the West of England) on public views about Circles of Support and Accountability (COSA). COSA are an innovative measure designed to reintegrate child sex offenders into the community following a period of incarceration, and aim to reduce offenders’ risk of reoffending. COSA emerged in Canada in the 1990s and are well-established in North America and Europe. While the effectiveness of COSA has been researched previously, little has been documented about what the public think about this criminal justice program. Read more

Last chance to register for upcoming symposium: “Identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending”

The Crime and Justice Research Centre invites guests to attend an upcoming research seminar focusing on identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 2-5pm in QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

To register for this event, please click here.

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Register now for upcoming seminar: “Identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending”

The Crime and Justice Research Centre invites guests to attend an upcoming research seminar focusing on identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 2-5pm in QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

To register for this event, please click here.

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Upcoming CJRC Seminar – “Identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending”

The Crime and Justice Research Centre invites guests to attend an upcoming research seminar focusing on identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 2-5pm in QUT Gardens Theatre Foyer, X Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

To register for this event, please click here.

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Upcoming CJRC Seminar – “Identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending”

The Crime and Justice Research Centre invites guests to attend an upcoming research seminar focusing on identifying, understanding and responding to child sex offending.

The seminar will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 2-5pm in U-214, U Block, Level 2, QUT Gardens Point Campus, 2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000.

To register for this event, please click here.

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Indigenous young people and the NSW Children’s Court: Magistrates Perceptions of the Court’s Criminal Jurisdiction

What do Children’s Court magistrates perceive as the main challenges in responding to Indigenous young people who break the law? This question has recently been examined by Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC) researcher Dr Kelly Richards, with colleagues Associate Professor Lorana Bartels (University of Canberra) and Dr Jane Bolitho (University of New South Wales). As part of Dr Bolitho’s et al’s Australian Research Council-funded study (the ‘National Assessment of Australia’s Children’s Courts), all Children’s Court magistrates in New South Wales were interviewed about a range of relevant issues, including the ongoing problems faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The over-representation of Indigenous young people in the justice system is an urgent social justice issue, with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting that Indigenous young people are 24 times as likely to be in youth detention as non-Indigenous young people (see http://aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129557387). Read more

Grant Success for CJRC Researcher Dr. Kelly Richards

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Senior Lecturer Dr. Kelly Richards from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently been successful in securing a QUT Engagement Innovation Grant with fellow researchers Dr. Bronwyn Ewing (School of Curriculum, Faculty of Education, QUT), and Associate Professor Lorana Bartels (Head of the School of Law and Justice, University of Canberra) in partnership with Queensland Corrective Services. Read more

In the News: Dr Kelly Richards Discussing Age of Criminal Responsibility in Queensland

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Dr Kelly Richards from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently spoken to ABC Radio about the issues surrounding the current age of criminal responsibility in Queensland. To listen to the podcast, click here.