Mental health courts work to reduce reoffending, enhance public safety and improve the well-being of individuals with mental illness.
New plans will speed students through an intensive training course, that will see them working cases in 12 weeks.
In many legal jurisdictions of the world, including Australia, an offender’s remorse is a mitigating factor at sentencing. And yet how judges evaluate such expressions is unclear.
Remorse is a vital, but often overlooked and underused aspect of justice, for both the victim and the offender.
The women who called for an inquiry into the actions of undercover police have since walked out of proceedings they see as unjust.
Big data and algorithmic applications could transform how our legal institutions work, but the digital revolution must keep the needs of judges, attorneys and especially citizens at its heart.
The accounts of survivors of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge show how they were able to find justice and healing by breaking their silence and speaking on behalf of those who were killed.
Remembrance days and memorials provide people the opportunity to share stories with a community. An expert explains how that can make a difference.
Government and judicial interventions into the decisions of parole boards display a progressive loss of faith in these independent bodies.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
Implementing the Don Dale royal commission's recommendations will test the capacity to redress the 'systemic and shocking failures' it identified.
Critics say that #MeToo has turned the legal principle of innocent until proven guilty on its head, but such comments privilege the rights of perpetrators over justice for victims.
In the acquittal of Gerald Stanley we must remember how one-sided systematic remembering in Canada has been. We must remember how Canadian-state law created the myth of the homesteader as Wheat King.
A succession of leaders have failed to address its problems.
Speaking with: Professor David Field about unusual crimes that have changed the law.
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Sleepwalking murders and 'battered wife' syndrome are unique precedents set by extraordinary cases. David Field talks about unusual cases that have shaped Australian law.
America's understanding of justice may be compromised, which is a more fundamental issue than enforcing the law.
The Don Dale royal commission's capacity to make lasting change lies with the government implementing its recommendations.
The reconviction rates of children put in institutions was lower than it is today, new research shows.
Seeking justice, not peace, in our world changes the conversation about conflict. Conflict has proven integral to achieving a more equitable and secure society.
A loophole robs children of their right to privacy, exposing them to long-term consequences.