A new issue of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy has been released. This second issue for 2020 features diverse articles from scholars in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago and Australia. This international, open access journal publishes four issues a year and is support by the QUT Centre for Justice, Faculty of Law.
Included in this issue:
Sharynne Hamilton and co-authors (mainly from the Telethon Kids Institute in Western Australia) investigate fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and report on a qualitative study that used a ‘social yarning’ approach for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in Australian youth detention centres. The global provenance of Australian Islamophobia in the light of New Zealand’s 2019 Christchurch massacre is discussed by Scott Poynting, while Ariel Yap and Shih Joo Tan focus on Singapore’s death penalty regime and associated official discourse that seeks to justify state power to exercise such penalties. Michelle Carrigan and Myrna Dawson look at Femicide legislation in Latin America and assess concepts that are taken for granted within policies to uncover what has been silenced through problem representations.
Policing and policy are the topics of several articles: Transnational Crime and its Trends in the Southeast Asian Region: An Overall Analysis in Vietnam, Hai Thanh Luong and; The Politics of Crime and Militarised Policing in Brazil, Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti and Jeff Garmany. Roxana’s recent book, A Southern Criminology of Violence, Youth and Policing: Governing Insecurity in Urban Brazil (2020), is also reviewed in this issue by Omar Khan.
Additionally, David Brown presents a ‘Review Essay’ on the recent publication Pervasive Punishment by Fergus McNeill (2019). This article reviews McNeill’s argument on penal sanctions within the community and assesses its applicability in the Australian context.
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