We are actively engaged in high-profile, high-impact research projects that contribute to legal advocacy, law reform, and criminal justice policy.
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Three Bathurst justice experts have laid their experiences before at least 200 law students from Charles Sturt University (CSU) to help them learn about punishment and ... read more
Through an exploration of the processes and policies of the NSW child welfare system, Dr Kath McFarlane explores the manufacturing of delinquency and children’s involvement in the criminal justice system ... read more
In this research project, Dr Francesco Vecchio and Associate Professor Alison Gerard are editing a collection of papers from international scholars that advance comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of the contemporaneous human ... read more
Charles Sturt University (CSU) researchers have been awarded a national grant to investigate why the Australian welfare and justice systems are turning some of the most vulnerable children into criminals.
Dr ... read more
Alison Gerard and Tracey Kerr, in Walklate, S & Fitzgibbon, K. (Eds) Murder, Gender and Responsibility, Routledge: London, 2016
This chapter examines intersections of gender, race and sovereignty in official responses to the death of Iranian asylum seeker, Reza Barati, in the Australian-funded, offshore detention centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. The securitisation of migration has become the dominant theme in refugee and asylum seeker policy, not just ... read more
Alison Gerard (2014) The Securitisation of Migration and Refugee Women, London: Routledge.
Humanised accounts of restrictions on mobility are rarely the focus of debates on irregular migration. Very little is heard from refugees themselves about why they migrate, their experiences whilst entering the EU or how they navigate reception conditions upon arrival, particularly from a gendered perspective. The Securitization of Migration and ... read more