Date / Time

10:15 am 14/03/2017 -

12:00 pm 29/06/2018


Seminar 201, Level 2 - Cycad Building #1018, Long Pocket


The University of Queensland Long Pocket Campus

The University of Queensland Long Pocket Campus

Australia and the United States, countries with significantly diverse racial histories, find themselves afflicted with similarly high levels of racial disparity within their justice systems. In an effort to share knowledge and insights across the two countries, the Life Course Centre has brought together a panel of local and international experts to examine the racial disparity affecting the justice systems and discuss a way forward. The presenters will discuss findings around transitions from prison to community, criminal justice reform, and domestic violence in Australian Indigenous communities. There will also be a screening of the short film Voices from Boston and the Territory, including a Q&A with team members involved in making the film.

Bruce Western – Professor of Sociology, Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, Harvard University
Vincent Schiraldi – Senior Research Fellow, Director of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School
Catherine Sirois – Project Manager on the Boston Re-entry Study
Prof Heather Douglas – ARC Future Fellow, TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland
Natalie Smith – Project Manager for New York Re-entry Study, Harvard Kennedy School
John Tavares – Boston Re-entry Study

There will be an opportunity to meet with the presenters one-on-one after the symposium over a light lunch and refreshments.