August 2018

08
Aug
2018

Just Interests: Victims, Citizens and the Potential for Justice

Robyn Holder

Just Interests: Victims, Citizens and the Potential for Justice contributes to extended conversations about the idea of justice – who has it, who doesn’t and what it means in the everyday setting of criminal justice. It challenges the usual representation of people victimized by violence only as victims, and re-positions them as members of a political community. Departing from conventional approaches that see victims as a problem for law to contain, Robyn Holder draws on democratic principles of inclusion and deliberation to argue for the unique opportunity of criminal justice to enlist the capacity of citizens to rise to the demands of justice in their ordinary lives.

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14
Aug
2018

Criminal Justice and Regulation Revisited: Essays in Honour of Peter Grabosky

Russell Brewer, Lennon Chang, John Braithwaite, Rod Broadhurst

This edited volume celebrates the significant contributions of Peter Grabosky to the field of Criminology, and in particular, his work developing and adapting regulatory theory to the study of policing and security.

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21
Aug
2018

The role of Geographic Information Services (GIS) in governance and regulation and CartoGIS Services supporting research and education

Kay Dancey and Sandy Potter

This seminar will examine how governments are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping to facilitate and support regulation. It will examine the GIS and mapping resources available to academics in CAP through CartoGIS Services. Finally, it will explore the ways that GIS can be used to engage with issues and answer questions at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

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23
Aug
2018

The Great Unhinging: The Erosion of Rule of Law in the Philippines

Marites Vitug

Under President Duterte, the rule of law is fast eroding, as the three pillars of his strongman rule show. First is his centerpiece program, the war on drugs, the rock on which his strongman rule stands. Annihilating suspected drug users will not solve the problem of illicit drug use. But that is not the point of Duterte’s war. It is meant to intimidate and sow fear in the public, a means of control. More than 4,000 have been killed in what the police claim are  “legitimate” operations. Cases questioning the constitutionality of the drug war are pending in the Supreme Court which is dominated by pro-Duterte justices.

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28
Aug
2018

The influence and consequences of ‘securitizing’ pandemic prevention and response in Australia (Mid Term Review)

Tim Vines

In this mid-term review, Tim will present preliminary findings from his research into the securitisation of infectious diseases in Australian law-making and the response to the 2014-16 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and pandemic influenza. The presentation will highlight early insights from Tim’s analysis of legislative history and interviews with senior officials, life-science researchers and politicians.

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31
Aug
2018

Is there collaborative governance in the health sector in Timor-Leste? (Mid Term Review)

Belinda Lawton

Is there collaborative governance in the health sector in Timor-Leste? In this mid-term review, Belinda Lawton will discuss her preliminary findings after three field trips to Timor-Leste. The presentation will highlight early insights from Belinda’s analysis of family planning policy in Timor, from interviews across the government and non-government sectors and observation of debate around the proposed policy changes in 2017.

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