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Study offers incarcerations rate solution - spiritofjefferson (blog)

Study offers incarcerations rate solution - spiritofjefferson (blog) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Study offers incarcerations rate solution spiritofjefferson (blog) Earl Ray Tomblin to ask the nonprofit Council of State Governments for help to conduct a thorough review of the state's jails and prisons via its Justice Reinvestment Initiative — a...
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How Adelaide plans to reach 'zero homelessness' within two years

How Adelaide plans to reach 'zero homelessness' within two years | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Australia’s venue for public sector leaders
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'No specific concerns' before alleged rape of toddler in Tennant Creek, Territory Families says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'No specific concerns' before alleged rape of toddler in Tennant Creek, Territory Families says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
More than 20 notifications were made about the Tennant Creek household where a two-year-old girl was allegedly raped, but the NT Government maintains they were not substantial enough.
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Three officers left injured after an unprovoked attack in Supermax facility

Three officers left injured after an unprovoked attack in Supermax facility | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Three corrective officers were attacked unexpectedly by a Supermax inmate.
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Helping child witnesses: 'One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap' | Society | The Guardian

Helping child witnesses: 'One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap' | Society | The Guardian | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
They might be victims of rape, or witnesses to murder. But can they really be relied upon to tell the truth at trial?

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Shaun Barker's killers sentenced to life in prison over 'horrific' murder - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Shaun Barker's killers sentenced to life in prison over 'horrific' murder - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
When homicide detectives turned up to Stephen Armitage's door, he wasn't fazed. But eventually his cover-up would be exposed, and the truth would come out about a horrific murder he carried out with his son and another man.
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The Daily Examiner: We're For You

The Daily Examiner: We're For You | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
GENERATIONS of families have come to us for the past 159 years as the trusted source for unique and exclusive news.
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Prison expansion to boost Macleay, officials say | The Macleay Argus

Prison expansion to boost Macleay, officials say | The Macleay Argus | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The Aldavilla jail project, to begin in March, will bring many benefits to Kempsey Shire, officials say.
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Why police in schools won't reduce youth crime in Victoria

Why police in schools won't reduce youth crime in Victoria | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The police in schools model abolished in Victoria in 2006 represents an outdated, paternalistic approach to youth crime and would not likely reduce youth crime rates if we brought it back now.
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Cannabis to become legal? Weed bill set for UK parliament this week

Cannabis to become legal? Weed bill set for UK parliament this week | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The legalization of cannabis UK will be debated by the Government in Parliament on Friday. Campaign groups are calling for a decriminalization of the drug for medicinal purposes.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, February 19, 8:01 PM

Second reading of medicinal cannabis bill to occur on Friday.

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FDA labels kratom an opioid. What is it?

FDA labels kratom an opioid. What is it? | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Research on the history, pharmacology and toxicology of kratom, a "herbal high" that's new to the U.S.
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Ahmed Elomar denied parole | Daily Telegraph

Ahmed Elomar denied parole | Daily Telegraph | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
AHMED Elomar, the brother of slain Islamic State jihadist Mohamed Elomar, will remain behind bars after his application for parole was dismissed.
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Graphic crime scene images could help loved ones deal with grief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Graphic crime scene images could help loved ones deal with grief - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Artist Juliet Darling, the partner of Nick Waterlow — who was stabbed to death in 2009 alongside his daughter Chloe Heuston — says viewing crime scene photos from his murder helped her understand his death.
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Updating victim liaison work post-Worboys – Russell Webster

Updating victim liaison work post-Worboys – Russell Webster | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
HMI Probation finds high levels of commitment but a slightly creaky and out-of-date victim liaison system. Should police or probation be responsible for victim liaison?
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Islamic State: What will the hard-line jihadist group look like in 2018? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Islamic State: What will the hard-line jihadist group look like in 2018? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Now that the Islamic State caliphate across Syria and Iraq has been largely dismantled, the question remains as to what shape and form the group will take in 2018 and how it will manifest itself throughout the region.
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Supermax jail, Goulburn: ‘Extreme high risk’ inmate attacks guards | Daily Telegraph

Supermax jail, Goulburn: ‘Extreme high risk’ inmate attacks guards | Daily Telegraph | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
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Police extend use of drones – Russell Webster

Police extend use of drones – Russell Webster | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
West Yorkshire Police trial handheld scanners which allow them to identify people in less than a minute with potential massive efficiency boost.
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Former drug user Leslie Chandler: ‘I had many overdoses and near-death experiences’ (UK)

Former drug user Leslie Chandler: ‘I had many overdoses and near-death experiences’ (UK) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Leslie Chandler, a former heroin and crack cocaine user who is now clean, studying at university and volunteers for the drug and alcohol charity Addaction, and Scotland's Minister for Health, Aileen Campbell, discuss drugs.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, February 20, 7:17 PM

Leslie provides a terriffic example of the importance of overdose prevention and harm reduction methods that help keep people alive (and the ongoing need to challenged stigma). The first half of this video also considers some of the particular overdose risks in Dundee (which leads the UK in overdose death numbers:https://www.channel4.com/news/scotlands-drug-deaths-crisis) and the need for a holistic response that addresses the social and structural determinants of health.

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Home Truths: The dangerous year of family violence that Canberra won't soon forget - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Home Truths: The dangerous year of family violence that Canberra won't soon forget - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
In a city that sees one or two murders a year, 2015 was definitely out of the ordinary with five untimely deaths. But Tara Costigan's murder in particular proved a catalyst for change, writes Elizabeth Byrne.
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Prison visitor risks all to conceal contraband | Daily Telegraph

Prison visitor risks all to conceal contraband | Daily Telegraph | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
A MAN visiting a female inmate at a NSW prison has been hospitalised for rapid intoxication after he allegedly swallowed contraband rather than hand it over to guards.
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Australia's consumer laws still don't cover e-books and many other digital products

Australia's consumer laws still don't cover e-books and many other digital products | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
The digital world moves fast, and when it comes to digital products, Australia's consumer laws haven't kept up.
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Latino, Native American prisoners least likely to get early-release option

Latino, Native American prisoners least likely to get early-release option | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Judges are less likely to give Latinos and Native Americans the option of getting out of prison early for good behavior.
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Action plan to tackle failing HMP Nottingham – Russell Webster

Action plan to tackle failing HMP Nottingham – Russell Webster | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
MoJ issues public action plan in response to Chief Prison Inspector's first urgent notification of a failing prison.
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Netherlands becoming a narco-state, warn Dutch police | World news | The Guardian

Netherlands becoming a narco-state, warn Dutch police | World news | The Guardian | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
Officers say many victims do not report incidents and organised gangs have a free rein
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Paedophile Matthew Falder jailed in UK for encouraging child rape on dark web - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Paedophile Matthew Falder jailed in UK for encouraging child rape on dark web - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Library@CSNSW | Scoop.it
UK authorities reveal the Australian Federal Police formed part of an international investigation that caught the cunning 29-year-old who fantasised about seeing a child's bones being broken, with police saying his sole motivation was to inflict such profound anguish and pain.
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