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Sydney Institute of Criminology

09 July 2020

Sydney Law School student wins best idea at law without walls global initiative

Master of Criminology student, Charlotte Hanson and her team have been awarded ‘best idea’ at the 2020 LawWithoutWalls (LWOW) initiative – a virtual experiential program designed to address real-life challenges faced by legal education and the profession.

28 May 2020

Open Science in the age of COVID-19

In the face of the most pressing public health crisis in recent memory, the importance of generating and communicating reliable knowledge has never been more important. To do this, scientists are increasingly turning to open science. Dr Jason M. Chin explains.

07 May 2020

COVID-19 and hate crime in Australia

An organisation co-run by Professor Gail Mason from the University of Sydney Law School, the Australian Hate Crime Network (AHCN), has called for greater vigilance in countering racism and other forms of bigotry that is erupting amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic.

19 December 2018

Global push for Australia’s leading criminal justice and law journal

From 2019 The Sydney Institute of Criminology will partner with world-leading academic publisher Taylor and Francis to publish its 'Current Issues in Criminal Justice' law journal.
17 December 2018

Our First Nations people in custody

Leading senior criminal barrister Phillip Boulten SC addresses the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australian prisons.
06 December 2018

Criminologist and artist Carolyn McKay highlights injustice through innovative exhibition

Artists exploring criminal injustices is not a new genre, but lawyers taking the lead in collaborating with artists in an exhibition that exposes these injustices definitely is.
27 August 2018

Grant to address systemic injustices against women in domestic violence cases

Sydney Law School’s Associate Professor Rita Shackel has been awarded an international project grant from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
14 August 2018

Institute advocacy informs public debate on sexual assault and consent

More than 80 policy makers, legal professionals, academics, criminal justice agency representatives and public attended the Sydney Institute of Criminology’s public forum to discuss sexual assault and consent law in NSW.
20 July 2018

Conference raises visibility of challenges for queer Indigenous community

The Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South conference brought together researchers, community members, and organisations working at the intersections of sexuality, gender diversity and justice.
26 February 2018

10 questions with Associate Professor Rita Shackel

In celebration of International Women’s Day, SOAR Fellow, Associate Professor Rita Shackel shares her personal thoughts on career success, inspirational women, and the need for society to step up to sexual abuse and violence.