Law lecture - Parole, Politics and Penal Policy

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Law lecture - Parole, Politics and Penal Policy


Law lecture parole politics and penal policy

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Time: 5pm to 7pm
Venue: Innovation Centre

In February 2017, Mr Walter Sofronoff QC released a major report on the Queensland parole system that recommended a large number of changes to that system. It was one of many recent reports on parole in Australia which had resulted from failures of those systems leading to the deaths of innocent victims.

 In this seminar Professor Freiberg examines the most recent changes in Australian parole laws, policies and practices in the context of the changing relations between legislatures, the courts and parole authorities.

Register to attend by Tuesday 13th March, 2018

5pm Doors open and light refreshments
5:30pm Welcome by Head, USC Law School - Professor Pamela O'Connor
5:40pm Address by Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg AO
6:30pm Questions and close
Register here
Keynote presenter
Professor Arie Freiberg AM

Professor Arie Freiberg AM is an authority on sentencing issues and the criminal justice system, and has over 150 publications. He was a Professor of Criminology and Dean of Arts at Melbourne University, before leading Monash University’s Faculty of Law as Dean for nine years.

He has chaired the Sentencing Advisory Councils of Victoria (13 years) and Tasmania (4 years), and has advised the Australian, Queensland, South Australian and Western Australian governments on sentencing matters. In 2009 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to law, particularly in the fields of criminology, sentencing reform, legal education and academic leadership.

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