Justice Reinvestment as Social Justice

Weber, L., Fishwick, E. and M. Marmo, (Eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights, Routledge, Milton Park. 2017 ISBN 9781138931176, Pp 309-318

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 17-21

16 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2016 Last revised: 13 Jul 2018

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Chris Cunneen

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney; University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

David Bentley Brown

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Melanie Schwartz

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Julie Stubbs

University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia) - Faculty of Law

Courtney Young

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: December 20, 2016

Abstract

This chapter draws on the work of the Australian Justice Reinvestment Project (AJRP) (Brown et al., 2015). The AJRP examined the development of justice reinvestment particularly in the context of it’s alignment with broad social justice values. We are also specifically interested in how and whether justice reinvestment can meet the needs of those social groups that have been adversely affected by mass imprisonment and hyper-incarceration, particularly racial and Indigenous minorities, women and people with mental health issues and cognitive impairment (Cunneen et al., 2013). We argue that justice reinvestment was in its early development strongly tied to civil rights, particularly with the focus on imprisonment and racialization, and social justice for communities where large numbers of residents were recycled in and out of prison.

Keywords: social justice, justice reinvestment, minority groups

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris and Brown, David Bentley and Schwartz, Melanie and Stubbs, Julie and Young, Courtney, Justice Reinvestment as Social Justice (December 20, 2016). Weber, L., Fishwick, E. and M. Marmo, (Eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights, Routledge, Milton Park. 2017 ISBN 9781138931176, Pp 309-318; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 17-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2888187

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney ( email )

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University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences ( email )

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James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

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David Bentley Brown

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Australia
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Melanie Schwartz

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Kensington
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Australia

Julie Stubbs

University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington
High St
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Courtney Young

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

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