People with disability in prison may need help with personal hygiene, reading, filling in forms, understanding rules, participating in criminal justice proceedings, or making complaints.
A host of problems are behind police failures, including poor evidence gathering and the mistreatment of witnesses.
Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s elevation to the highest court in the land.
Scholars discuss the meaning of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s potential elevation to the highest court in the land.
Statistics on rape and sexual assault show an abysmal prosecution rate, and that cases can drag on for years.
A cornerstone of the First Step Act, passed with bipartisan support, is the PATTERN risk-assessment tool.
A constitutional law professor provides insight on what Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court, could mean for how that court works.
People who have had interactions with the criminal justice system as defendants continue to face barriers, even after paying their debt to society.
Finding out what goes on behind jury decisions and the biases that influence them is hugely important if the criminal justice system is to work properly.
Researchers estimate around half of the adults who end up in prison are parents.
As the royal commission investigates the risk factors around veterans’ mental health it needs to look at contact with the criminal justice system.
The 13th Amendment is given credit for freeing an estimated 4 million enslaved people during the Civil War era. It also enabled a prison system of free labor and involuntary servitude.
Opportunities to give voice to Aboriginal people in prison have the potential to address the growing impacts of racism in the justice system in Australia.
While guilty people are more receptive to plea offers, innocent defendants can also see pleading guilty as an attractive option.
New research confirms that unfair police treatment is psychologically damaging and that the consequences are decidedly worse for certain racial and ethnic groups.
A quarter of prisoners report a cognitive, intellectual or developmental disability. But the true figure could be even higher.
Many people do not realise victims do not have access to their own lawyers to protect their privacy and individual interests at trial.
Victim-survivors want to have their experiences heard and the wrong against them acknowledged — sadly, the opposite often occurs.
In the wake of high-profile allegations of sexual assault, it is important people know there are informal avenues for survivors to report their stories.
Research shows giving the commissioner greater oversight of complaints could help deliver justice for those failed by the system.