Justice Reinvestment

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Melanie Schwartz, Emeritus Prof. David Brown and Prof. Chris Cunneen. The Australian Justice Reinvestment Project was funded by the Australian Research Council, at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

This research brief examines the concept of Justice Reinvestment as it was developed and is currently understood in Australia, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. It highlights examples of Justice Reinvestment frameworks and programs which have been implemented in selected jurisdictions, and the views of policy makers and the community views about the benefits of adopting Justice Reinvestment measures to reduce crime and Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system.