Paternal imprisonment creates a significant risk for the intergenerational transmission of offending but there is little research on the mechanisms underpinning this risk. Culturally relevant research is also essential in […]

Authors: Keenan, Sarah

This article interrogates Australia’s ‘post-coloniality’ in light of the death in custody of Mulrunji Doomadgee and its legal and political aftermath. While Prime Minister Rudd recently called for an end […]

Authors: Hudson, Sara

Alcohol abuse has a corrosive effect on individuals and whole communities, increasing violence, abuse, unemployment, debt and ill health. This monograph starts by looking at the harms excessive alcohol consumption […]

Authors: Cunneen, Chris

This report addresses the issue of whether the legal system is responding adequately to domestic and family violence against Indigenous people. The aims of the research were to: determine what […]

This report, undertaken by the Crime and Misconduct Commission, describes the key findings of the Offending Persons Across the Lifecourse (OPAL) project which examines the risks and needs of Queensland’s […]

Authors: Weber, Leanne

The appointment of liaison officers to act as bridges to vulnerable or hard to reach communities is a standard application of a community policing philosophy, and one that would seem […]

Authors: Fitzgerald, Tony

This article summarises the findings of the Cape York Justice Study, conducted by Justice Fitzgerald, and sets out many of its recommendations. The study was required to examine the causes, […]


This chapter provides details of an important crime prevention initiative, the Local Justice Initiatives Program, which is already operating in over 30 Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal communities in Queensland. […]

A clear message that came out of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was that for policy to be developed successfully, input from the Indigenous community was indispensable. […]

The presentation discusses the introduction of a dispute resolution service to the Yarrabah community in Queensland. In reducing the barriers to the use of mainstream legal services, the program aimed […]