Redressing over-incarceration, addressing human rights: what can justice reinvestment do in Australia?

Schwartz, Melanie, and Cunneen, Chris (2014) Redressing over-incarceration, addressing human rights: what can justice reinvestment do in Australia? Right Now, 16 September 2014.

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Abstract

Justice reinvestment (JR) emerged in the US in 2004 as a strategy for reversing the crisis of over-incarceration. Its central idea is to make savings in the corrections budget, and then reinvest those savings in localities that produce high numbers of offenders. Reinvestment might be in such things as redeveloping abandoned housing, providing job training and education, treatment for substance abuse and mental health services. Examples of ways to realise savings in the corrections budget include removing bail and probation/parole revocations for technical breaches, or ensuring that, where appropriate, prisoners are paroled at an early opportunity. JR is not about abolishing imprisonment; rather, it works on the assumption that many more people are incarcerated than is necessary for public safety.

Item ID: 37316
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2015 23:04
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 30%
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220104 Human Rights and Justice Issues @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160204 Criminological Theories @ 30%
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