Sentencing Reform and Penal Change

The Victorian experience

Author: Arie Freiberg AM,Stuart Ross

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862873322

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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An examination of the relationship between sentencing law and policy as it has evolved in Victoria over more than a century. In this major addition to the Australasian Studies in Criminology Series, the authors outline the relationship between sentencing reform and penal change: how sentencing systems develop and operate; how and why certain sanctions are created, how they are implemented and how they interact with each other. The authors argue that legislative sentencing reform and its effects can only be understood as one element in a larger set of institutional, political and demographic factors which influence the criminal justice system as a whole. They draw comparisons with other Australian States and experience overseas where their findings and analysis have great relevance.


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Category: Law

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Crime, Victims and Policy

International Contexts, Local Experiences

Author: D. Wilson,S. Ross

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137383933

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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This book provides critically examines how recent international developments in victims theory and policy are experienced within specific local contexts. The chapters approach key criminological issues including the experience of criminal justice agencies, policy formulation, the construction of victim identities and the 'discovery' of new victims.

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

Author: Sandra M. Bucerius,Michael H. Tonry

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199859019

Category: Law

Page: 960

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This title provides comprehensive analyses of current knowledge about the unwarranted disparities in dealings with the criminal justice system faced by some disadvantaged minority groups in all developed countries.

New Directions for Law in Australia

Essays in Contemporary Law Reform

Author: Ron Levy,Molly O’Brien,Simon Rice,Pauline Ridge,Margaret Thornton

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1760461423

Category: Law

Page: 661

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For reasons of effectiveness, efficiency and equity, Australian law reform should be planned carefully. Academics can and should take the lead in this process. This book collects over 50 discrete law reform recommendations, encapsulated in short, digestible essays written by leading Australian scholars. It emerges from a major conference held at The Australian National University in 2016, which featured intensive discussion among participants from government, practice and the academy. The book is intended to serve as a national focal point for Australian legal innovation. It is divided into six main parts: commercial and corporate law, criminal law and evidence, environmental law, private law, public law, and legal practice and legal education. In addition, Indigenous perspectives on law reform are embedded throughout each part. This collective work—the first of its kind—will be of value to policy makers, media, law reform agencies, academics, practitioners and the judiciary. It provides a bird’s eye view of the current state and the future of law reform in Australia.

Police Leadership and Management

Author: Margaret Mitchell,John Peter Casey

Publisher: Federation Press

ISBN: 9781862876491

Category: Leadership

Page: 290

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The challenges for police leaders and managers worldwide are surprisingly consistent. This volume presents fresh and unusual perspectives from Australia on the new contexts and challenges of contemporary police leadership and management. It provides practitioners, researchers and students with a breadth and depth of background that enables them to understand the often politically complex environment of crime and disorder management faced by those in leadership roles. The contributors to the volume recognise that modern operational policing must embrace partnership models in order to manage crime and disorder, and that, while command and control models are still an essential of many aspects of policing, managing police officers and staff increasingly depends on their professional development and encouraging enthusiasm and innovation. The authors also write against a background of intense political, media and community scrutiny of police work. The wide range of topics explores what is changing, what is known about the impact of these changes and what leaders and managers now need to be able to do or anticipate as a consequence.

Doing Justice, Doing Gender

Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations

Author: Susan Ehrlich Martin,Nancy C. Jurik

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452236666

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Doing Justice, Doing Gender: Women in Legal and Criminal Justice Occupations is a highly readable, sociologically grounded analysis of women working in traditionally male dominant justice occupations of law, policing, and corrections. This Second Edition represents not only a thorough update of research on women in these fields, but a careful reconsideration of changes in justice organizations and occupations and their impact on women's justice work roles over the past 40 years.

When Parents Kill Children

Understanding Filicide

Author: Thea Brown,Danielle Tyson,Paula Fernandez Arias

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319630970

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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This edited collection addresses a substantial gap in the existing literature on filicide by presenting the latest research from empirical investigations around the world. Despite its low occurrence, little is known about the incidences, causes and circumstances of filicide nationally and globally, and this international volume address the challenges associated with explaining and understanding filicide. Additionally, the authors also outline the role of professionals in assessing risk, and the importance of support for, and advocacy of, families of victims in the aftermath of these tragic events. Exploring a truly diverse range of countries, from various English speaking countries, to Chile, and Japan, this book presents an authoritative look at research on filicide, and crucially, examines the programs currently being developed for both intervention and prevention. An important and well-researched collection, this book will be of particular interest for scholars of do mestic violence and filicide, as well as professionals such as social workers.

Homophobic Violence

Author: Gail Mason,Stephen Tomsen

Publisher: Hawkins Press

ISBN: 9781876067045

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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This book originates from the Australian Institute of Criminology. The common thread running through it is not just the problem of violence, but the concept of homophobia - the disapproval of homosexual desire and an animosity to homosexual identities, politics and lifestyles.There are chapters on the differential impact of harassment and violence on young people, on gay men and on lesbians; on police responses to this violence in South Australia and New South Wales; on the constructed deviant status of homosexual homicide victims; on criminology's description of lesbians and gay men as deviants marked out from heterosexuals; on HIV-related violence and its impact on victims; and a detailed analysis of the relevant law throughout Australia."Gay, lesbian and transgender communities in Australia continue to be disproportionately and unacceptably the victims of high, perhaps even increasing levels of violence. Moreover that violence is perpetrated against them for no other reason than that of their sexuality. ... We know that gay men are four times more likely to be the victims of assault, and lesbians six times more likely, than other men and women. ... There must be wider acceptance that the level of continuing violence against this group of our fellow Australians constitutes a national disgrace which cannot be tolerated. Homophobic Violence will serve to focus attention upon an issue too long ignored and too often concealed."Chris Puplick, former President, Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales

Imprisonment worldwide

The current situation and an alternative future

Author: Coyle, Andrew,Fair, Helen

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144733177X

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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How many people are imprisoned across the globe? What factors can help explain variations in the use of imprisonment in different countries? What ethical considerations should apply to the way imprisonment is used? Providing a comprehensive account of prison populations worldwide, this new work links prison statistics from the last 15 years with considerations of how prisons and prison populations are managed. With commentary from its well-known, respected authors on what is meant by an ethical approach to the use of imprisonment, and how this can be sustained in ever more challenging social, economic and political environments, this book is a major contribution to the knowledge of those currently debating prisons and the use of imprisonment, whether from academic, policy, practitioner, activist or lay perspectives. Its accessible, informative infographics also make it an engaging read and a valuable teaching resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminology, law, political science and public policy.

Sex, Culpability, and the Defence of Provocation

Author: Danielle Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415560179

Category: Law

Page: 223

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The partial defence of provocation is one of the most controversial doctrines within the criminal law. It has now been abolished in a number of international jurisdictions. Addressing the trajectory of debates about reform of the provocation defence across different jurisdictions, Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation considers the construction and representation of subjectivity and sexual difference in legal narrations of intimate partner homicide. Undeniably, the most vexing exculpatory cultural narrative of our times is that of a woman 'asking for it'. This book explores how the process of judgment in a criminal trial involves not only the drawing of inferences from the facts of a particular case, but also operates to deliver a narrative. Law, it is argued, constructs a narrative of how the female body incites male violence. And, pursuing an approach that is informed by socio-legal studies, literary theory and feminist theories of the body, Sex, Culpability and the Defence of Provocation considers how this narrative is constructed via a range of discursive practices that position woman as a threat to masculine norms of propriety and autonomy. Once we have a clear understanding of the significance of narrative in legal decision-making, we can then formulate textual strategies of resistance to the violence of law's victim-blaming narratives by rewriting them.

JV Barry

A Life

Author: Mark Finnane,John Myrtle

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868408453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Biography of J.V. Barry, jurist and founder of criminology in Australia.