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Navigating the political landscape of Australian criminal justice reform: senior policy-makers on alternatives to incarceration

Lovell, Melissa; Guthrie, Jill; Simpson, Paul; Butler, Tony


Political ideology and populism are often thought to be major impediments to criminal justice reform. Our research has attempted to deconstruct these ideas so that the robustness of the 'punitive turn' in criminal justice policy can be better understood. This article reports upon in-depth interviews conducted with five very senior criminal justice policy-makers, each of whom was broadly sympathetic to reforming criminal justice policy to achieve the goal of lower incarceration levels. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Issues in Criminal Justice
DOI: 10.1080/10345329.2018.12036099


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