Dr Ruth McCausland is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Her research focuses on women, people with disabilities and Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system, with a particular interest in evaluation and cost-benefit analysis of alternatives to incarceration. Her PhD was on evaluation and the diversion of Aboriginal women from prison in NSW, and she also has a Masters in International Social Development. Ruth has worked as an evaluation consultant for government and non-government agencies. She was previously a senior research fellow at Jumbunna, UTS, and policy advisor at the Australian Human Rights Commission and NSW Anti-Discrimination Board. Ruth is Vice-President of the Board of the Community Restorative Centre.