Imprisonment and Penal Culture: The Australian Prisons Project
David Brown is emeritus Professor in the Law Faculty at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and currently visiting fellow at the Centre of Criminology at Oxford University. David will discuss the Australian Prisons Project, funded by the Australian Research Council, which is exploring the expanding use of prison in Australia, in order to understand the defining features of contemporary penal culture(s) across Australian states. In particular, it is concerned with exploring how penal cultures impact on particular vulnerable groups including indigenous people, women and people with mental illness.
Further information on The Australian Prisons Project