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Connecting with Prisoners and Their World - Harvard Magazine

Connecting with Prisoners and Their World Harvard Magazine Seeking to bridge this gap, Western and others are bringing Harvard students and scholars face to face with inmates and into the disadvantaged neighborhoods that feed their residents into...
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Detectives took on paedophile's identity in 'dark net' abuse sting

Detectives took on paedophile's identity in 'dark net' abuse sting | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Scores of children are saved from abuse by an elaborate sting from a secret Queensland Police taskforce.
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Young adults are using more Ecstasy and legal highs

Young adults are using more Ecstasy and legal highs | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Young people’s choice of substances changes rapidly in response to fashion and availability (and price). It will be interesting to see whether the current generation of young drug users reduce their usage as they get older to the same extent as previous generations appear to have done.…
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NSW to examine chemical castration of child sex offenders

NSW to examine chemical castration of child sex offenders | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A New South Wales Government taskforce considers the use of anti-libido drugs to chemically castrate child sex offenders.
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Criminal justice reformers await holy ally: Pope Francis

Criminal justice reformers await holy ally: Pope Francis | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Pope Francis is coming to America, much to the delight of criminal justice reformers who have waged a growing bipartisan battle to scale back and remake the mammoth United States penal system.
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Helping young adult prisoners

Helping young adult prisoners | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The SPCR study has spawned a new MoJ report on the characteristics and needs of young adult (18-20 years old) prisoners and helps to inform resettlement planning.…
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District Court delays point to need for justice system overhaul

District Court delays point to need for justice system overhaul | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The criminal justice system in NSW needs a major overhaul to tackle the growing backlog of cases and improve the efficiency of the courts, a former Supreme Court judge and law reform commissioner has warned.
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Priest 'grabbed boys by genitals', child abuse inquiry hears

Priest 'grabbed boys by genitals', child abuse inquiry hears | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A former NSW priest was shifted out of the priesthood and the state after complaints he was grabbing boys by the genitals and squeezing, an inquiry hears.
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Preventing violence: maybe communities know better

Preventing violence: maybe communities know better | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Many communities struggle with crime, violence and abuse, but they are not all the same. Those that look to local expertise for solutions offer hope in a world where success in preventing violence is rare.
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Effective interventions for women offenders

Effective interventions for women offenders | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
It is surprising that in 2015, there is almost no British research of sufficient high quality to inform best practice in reducing women’s offending. There is a particular need to develop an effective evidence base around what works in helping women to desist from violent crime.…
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Why addiction isn't a disease but instead the result of 'deep learning'

Why addiction isn't a disease but instead the result of 'deep learning' | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Marc Lewis' new book challenges long-held beliefs about addiction and how it should be treated.
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Comment: How Grayling encouraged innocent people to plead guilty

Comment: How Grayling encouraged innocent people to plead guilty | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The impact of new mandatory court charges
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Forgotten Inmates: Can Technology Help Prisons Remember? - Government Technology

Forgotten Inmates: Can Technology Help Prisons Remember? - Government Technology | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
As the prison-industrial complex booms with the incarceration of low-risk, nonviolent offenders, those incarcerated go ignored. Can tracking software help?
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Australian police detainees using ice at record rates: survey

Australian police detainees using ice at record rates: survey | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Of the nearly 4,000 prisoners surveyed, 37% tested positive to amphetamines, compared with 24% in the previous year
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Why Europe Is Exploring Drug Decriminalization

Why Europe Is Exploring Drug Decriminalization | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Fourteen years in, Portugal’s strategy of treating overdoses as a health issue could serve as a blueprint for other countries.
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Proposed social security cuts pass huge cost to forensic patients

Proposed social security cuts pass huge cost to forensic patients | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
How we manage our forensic patients is something that most people know little and, sadly, care even less about.
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After 15 Years On Death Row, Michelle Byrom Can Forgive, But Not Forget

After 15 Years On Death Row, Michelle Byrom Can Forgive, But Not Forget | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In the tranquil town of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, there's a small house with an inviting backyard. There's a sheepdog, Chelsea, who lovingly greets guests as soon as they get out of the car. There's a porch full of garden knickknacks; faux frogs hidden in succulents, some tomatoes lined up
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Experiences of restorative processes - new research published | Restorative Justice Council

The first piece of research from the UK pilot of the Europe-wide programme, Restorative justice at post-sentencing level; supporting and protecting victims, has been released. Consisting of a series of detailed, in-depth interviews, the results offer an insight into the practical and operational barriers denying victims access to restorative justice meetings.
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Lindt Cafe siege: DPP solicitor did not appeal Monis bail decision even though it was 'screaming out for review,' inquest hears

Lindt Cafe siege: DPP solicitor did not appeal Monis bail decision even though it was 'screaming out for review,' inquest hears | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The decision to grant Man Monis bail on an accessory to murder charge a year before the Lindt Café siege was "screaming out" for a Supreme Court appeal after the prosecutor neglected to put a series of crucial matters before the court, an inquest has heard.
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Woman who served a decade in jail wins more than $2m compensation

Woman who served a decade in jail wins more than $2m compensation | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Roseanne Beckett, who was wrongfully jailed for attempting to kill her husband, has described public prosecutors as monsters after winning more than $2 million compensation.
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FactCheck: is ice more dangerous and addictive than any other illegal drug?

FactCheck: is ice more dangerous and addictive than any other illegal drug? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said ice is far more potent, far more dangerous, and far more addictive than any other illegal drug. Is that supported by the data?
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Health groups including AMA Victoria throw support behind medicinal marijuana

Health groups including AMA Victoria throw support behind medicinal marijuana | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
HEALTH experts have backed the introduction of medicinal marijuana in Victoria.
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Sex Offenders Locked Up on a Hunch

Sex Offenders Locked Up on a Hunch | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Public safety would be better served if resources were directed toward community supervision and other services.
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Suzi Wizowaty: How to create hardened criminals and increase crime - vtdigger.org

Suzi Wizowaty: How to create hardened criminals and increase crime - vtdigger.org | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Things are not going well for Vermont inmates at North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin, Michigan. But they’re improving.
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