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State of imprisonment: out one day, back the next in Queensland

Queensland’s rate of imprisonment has recently undergone a reversal,following several years of what appeared to be a declining trend. Contraryto other states and territories, from 2002 to 2012 the rate of imprisonmentin Queensland from 168 to 159 prisoners per 100,000 adults. In 2013 thistrend reversed and by 2014 the rate […]

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Crime and punishment and rehabilitation: a smarter approach

Although criminal justice agencies in Australia have, in recent years,adopted an increasingly , responses to crime that rely on punishment alonehave failed to make our communities Instead, they have produced an Thishas the potential to and places considerable strain on government budgets.Increasing prison sentences criminal behaviour. Longer sentences areassociated with […]

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Why the global survey onsafety is deeply flawed

There has been a rise in global statistical initiatives that measure and rankcountries in terms of various aspects of the human condition. Some of themore prominent examples include the World Governance, the Global Peaceand the Corruption PerceptionsEach ranks countries according to a series of indicators, or a compositeindicator, and tracks […]

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Explained: How does mental illness affect sentencing?

Just last week, the significance was given to Akon Guode, a mother whokilled three of her children after driving her car into a lake in Melbourne.The main reason for the 81⁄2 year sentence reduction was that the trialjudge had not sufficiently taken Guide’s major depression into account.While the circumstances of […]

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Extinction Rebellion protesters might be annoying.But they have a point

Their protest actions may make us feel uncomfortable, annoyed or worse.But it is important that the general public understands the reasoning thatunderpins civil disobedience and why this radical strategy is being deployedthis week.Law-abiding citizens are right to be concerned about others deliberatelybreaking the law to advance their social, political or […]

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CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Geographic, cultural differencesConsidering that populations may be widely dispersed among urban areasand rural, remote and very remote areas, it’s reasonable to considerwhether these geographic and cultural differences impact how people viewthe role of punishment in the criminal justice system. To explore this, we examined data from 2004, 2008, 2011 and […]

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South Africa fails to get to the bottom of killings in KwaZulu-Natal

The assassination of political figures in South Africa has a long and horriblehistory. That the practice has continued since the country became ademocracy is deeply disturbing.by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime between2000 and 2017 ranked one province in South Africa – KwaZulu-Natal –well ahead of the other eight […]

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CULTIVATING RESILIENCE DURING YOUR JOB SEARCH

As students’ undergraduate careers come to an end, many are realizing that they will not meettheir goal of having a job lined up before graduation. For some, this may represent the veryfirst time they did not reach an important milestone they had set out to achieve. For thosewho will be […]

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HOW TO TURN YOUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP INTO JOB

We are now in July, peak internship season. If you are interning this summer, now is a greattime to review your performance and success thus far. If you approach this process the rightway, hopefully you can parlay this internship opportunity into an offer of full-timeemployment after college graduation.To position yourself […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL

The start of any new school year is the perfect time to develop yourself in new ways that willcontribute to your future success in life. Preparing for college in a thoughtful way is far moreinvolved than stocking up on dorm room essentials. As you get ready for your move toschool, […]

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A CAREER GUIDE FOR EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT

Fall semester is the time to organize your thinking; not only about your academics, but alsoyour career plan. Whether you’re a Freshman with the opportunity to thoughtfully approachcollege with a career in mind, a Senior who needs to get serious about the job search, or astudent somewhere in between – […]

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BUILDING 21 CENTURY SKILLS

For students in the midst of Fall Semester, as well as graduates targeting employmentopportunities, it’s vital to consider the kinds of skills that will increase employability.Students must think intentionally about how academic work needs to be coupled withtargeted skill-building outside the classroom to help them become job-search ready, andgraduates must […]

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BRIDGING THE NETWORKING GAP TO GET HIRED

Next week is Thanksgiving, which marks the beginning of holiday festivities that will carryus through the New Year. The upcoming holidays, and the many gatherings that typicallyoccur, present a good opportunity to evaluate your networking approach and find ways to getstarted or improve in this area. Developing a network is […]

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OUR 10-STEP HOLIDAY CHECKLIST TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

The end of the calendar year usually means a little well-earned relaxation. Students wrap upthe fall semester – putting exams, papers, and projects behind them – and many youngprofessionals will have some time to recuperate as well. While it’s great to enjoy some timerelaxing with family and friends, and to […]

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MAXIMUM NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

The New Year is filled with new opportunities, and many college students and graduates arekicking off 2020 with new classes, capstone internships, and full-time jobs. These newexperiences are exciting, and each provides an opportunity for strategic students andgraduates to effectively maximize the outcomes in order to position themselves for careersuccess.At […]

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THE CHANGES OF JOB SEEKING

A job search sometimes feels like a juggling act, and keeping the balls in the air – includingjob-search tasks, as well as the continuing demands of school/work and day-to-day living –can oftentimes feel like a struggle. For neurodiverse individuals, the thought of embarkingon a job search can be overwhelming, as […]

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