Latest Special Edition of International Journal of Crime, Justice & Social Democracy – Available Now!

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The International Journal of Crime, Justice & Social Democracy has just released the first issue for 2017 which is a special edition on Southern Criminology.

Knowledge is a commodity and knowledge production does not occur in a geo-political vacuum. The geo-politics of knowledge is unequally skewed, privileging the global north – Anglophone social sciences. Southern criminology as a democratising project aims to address this. This special issue provides a space for interaction between diverse global voices – read on and share widely. Its free to download. Read more

Recently Published: “Exploring seniors’ attitudes towards identity crime”

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CJRC researcher Dr Cassandra Cross from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently published an article in the Security Journal titled “‘But I’ve never sent them any personal details apart from my driver’s licence number…’: Exploring seniors’ attitudes towards identity crime”. Read more

Recently Published: “An analysis of the Australian illicit tobacco market”

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CJRC researcher Associate Professor Mark Lauchs from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently co-authored an article titled “An analysis of the Australian illicit tobacco market” published in the Journal of Financial CrimeRead more

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

Recently Published – ‘They’re Very Lonely’: Understanding the Fraud Victimisation of Seniors

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CJRC researcher Dr Cassandra Cross, from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, has recently published an article in the CJRC’s International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. The article was included in the journal’s most recent issue (Vol 5, No 4) and looks at the fraud victimisation of seniors. Read more

QUT Law Review – Special Issue on “Current Issues in Therapeutic Jurisprudence”

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QUT Law Review

Special Issue: Current Issues in Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Volume 16, No 3 (2016)

This year’s final issue of the QUT Law Review with papers from prominent and highly influential authors in the field of therapeutic jurisprudence including David B Wexler, Michael L Perlin and Ian Freckelton. According to Wexler, TJ had its genesis in the early 1990s as a new interdisciplinary approach to mental health law in the US, but has expanded remarkably in scope, reach and influence since then. TJ sees law as a social force which inevitably gives rise to unintended consequences, which may be either beneficial or harmful (what we have come to identify as therapeutic or anti-therapeutic consequences). These consequences flow from the operation of substantive rules, legal procedures, or from the behaviour of legal actors (such as lawyers and judges). It is in this sense that we conceive of the role of the law as a ‘therapeutic agent’. Read more