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Schwartz, Melanie

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Works: 21 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 1,121 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: KUC379.5, 345.944
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Publications about Melanie Schwartz
Publications by Melanie Schwartz
Most widely held works by Melanie Schwartz
Justice reinvestment : winding back imprisonment by David Brown( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Justice reinvestment was introduced as a response to mass incarceration and racial disparity in the United States in 2003. This book examines justice reinvestment from its origins, its potential as a mechanism for winding back imprisonment rates, and its portability to Australia, the United Kingdom and beyond. The authors analyze the principles and processes of justice reinvestment, including the early neighborhood focus on 'million dollar blocks'. They further scrutinize the claims of evidence-based and data-driven policy, which have been used in the practical implementation strategies featured in bipartisan legislative criminal justice system reforms. This book takes a comparative approach to justice reinvestment by examining the differences in political, legal and cultural contexts between the United States and Australia in particular. It argues for a community-driven approach, originating in vulnerable Indigenous communities with high imprisonment rates, as part of a more general movement for Indigenous democracy. While supporting a social justice approach, the book confronts significantly the problematic features of the politics of locality and community, the process of criminal justice policy transfer, and rationalist conceptions of policy. It will be essential reading for scholars, students and practitioners of criminal justice and criminal law
Criminal laws : materials and commentary on criminal law and process in New South Wales by David Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
This fourth edition maintains the distinctive features which have established the book as the leading work since its first publication in 1990. It includes critical, thematic, contextual and interdisciplinary perspectives so that it continues to be a textbook, handbook and reference work
Background paper : customary law, human rights and international law : some conceptual issues by Chris Cunneen( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Indigenous legal needs project : NT report by Fiona Allison( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The civil and family law needs of indigenous people in Queensland by Chris Cunneen( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Brown, Farrier, Neal, and Weisbrot's criminal laws : materials and commentary on criminal law and process in New South Wales by David Brown( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This fourth edition maintains the distinctive features which have established the book as the leading work since its first publication in 1990. It includes critical, thematic, contextual and interdisciplinary perspectives so that it continues to be a textbook, handbook and reference work
The civil and family law needs of Indigenous people in Victoria by Melanie Schwartz( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Building communities, not prisons : justice reinvestment and Indigenous over-imprisonment by Melanie Schwartz( Article )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Background and value of justice reinvestment; need for penal reform in Australia and the problem of Indigenous over-represention; nation and state justice policy; factors favouring justice reinvestment in Indigenous communities - disadvantage, remoteness, partnerships and victims issues
Policing the territory : a comment on the emergency response to Little Children are Sacred by Melanie Schwartz( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Indigenous justice agreements : the current policy framework by Chris Cunneen( Article )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discusses the reasons why imprisonment rates for Indigenous women and men are increasing; overviews the background to Indigenous Justice Agreements and discusses whether they make a difference
The promise of justice reinvestment by David Brown( Article )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Examines the notion and practice of justice reinvestment (JR); justice and asset mapping, budgetary devolution and localism, bipartisanship; application in United States, United Kingdom; Australian context; relevance for reducing high imprisonment rates of Indigenous Australians; problems and potential benefits
Opening a circle of hope the NSW government review of circle sentencing by Melanie Schwartz( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discusses a government review of circle sentencing at Nowra, New South Wales; describes the way in which circle sentencing differs from an ordinary magistrate's court
Access to justice for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory by Chris Cunneen( Article )
1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
Discusses research in the Northern Territory on Aboriginal civil and family law needs; focus group discussions, interviews with legal services providers and associated organisations; key areas of legal need: discrimination, housing, child protection, social security, credit/debt, consumer law; effect of welfare conditionality on need for legal assistance and advocacy
The NSW Bail Act and Aboriginal defendents by Melanie Schwartz( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
2001 the Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee (AJAC) reviewed the way that the NSW bail regime operates for Aboriginal defendants; two case studies examined; Solicitors of the Sydney Regional Aboriginal Corporation Legal Service (SRACLS) identify two bail sureties that are problematic for Aboriginal defendants; recommendations for reform
Civil and Family Law Needs of Indigenous People in New South Wales : the Priority Areas by Chris Cunneen( Article )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
From crisis to crime : the escalation of civil and family law issues to criminal matters in Aboriginal communities in NSW by Melanie Schwartz( Article )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Discusses research in New South Wales which indicates that Aboriginal people not knowing about how to access civil law services can lead to criminal matters
Customary law, human rights and international law some conceptual issues by Chris Cunneen( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The family and civil law needs of Aboriginal people in New South Wales : final report by Chris Cunneen( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"This research seeks to provide a greater understanding of the civil and family law needs of Aboriginal people in New South Wales. Its purpose is to benefit Aboriginal communities by improving access to and effective provision of civil and family law services to Aboriginal clients. The report addresses two broad research questions: The first is an analysis of the civil and family law needs of Aboriginal people in New South Wales; The second arises out of this legal needs analysis and explores how Legal Aid NSW might improve the services that they provide to Aboriginal clients in the areas of civil and family law."--Executive summary
Penal culture and hyperincarceration : the revival of the prison by Chris Cunneen( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Using penal culture as a conceptual and theoretical vehicle, and Australia as a case study, this book analyses international developments in penality and imprisonment. Authored by some of Australia's leading penal theorists, the book examines the historical and contemporary influences on the use of the prison, with analyses of colonialism, post colonialism, race, and what they term the 'penal/colonial complex', in the construction of imprisonment rates and on the development of the phenomenon of hyperincarceration. Comparative, contemporary and historical in its approach, the book provides a n
 
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