Lorana Bartels

Person's affiliation

Lorana Bartels joined UC in 2011 and was appointed an Associate Professor in 2014. She has previously held research and policy positions at the Family Court of Australia, the NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the NSW Attorney-General’s Department, the NSW Public Defenders Office, the University of Tasmania, the Australian National University and the Australian Institute of Criminology. She teaches and researches in a wide range of criminology and criminal justice areas, with a particular focus on sentencing and corrections, as well as the treatment of women and Indigenous people in the justice system.

Recently added resources


5 Jul 2018

This paper examines sentencing and treatment practices for juvenile sex offenders in Australia and the challenges of reconciling the imperatives of rehabilitation, accountability and community protection.


19 Oct 2017

An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences, writes Lorana Bartels.


7 Jun 2017

Rick Sarre and Lorana Bartels ask if there's a case for an overhaul of nationwide parole laws?

Journal article

2 Aug 2015

Indigenous offenders are heavily over-represented in the Australian and Canadian criminal justice systems. In the case of R v Gladue, the Supreme Court of Canada held that sentencing judges are to recognise the adverse systemic and background factors that many Aboriginal Canadians face and consider...

Briefing paper

4 Apr 2015

Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse Research Brief 17 highlights some current initiatives in operation in Australian courts which seek to make the court process more responsive to the needs of Indigenous participants, along with some examples from New Zealand and Canada. Further sources of support, for example...

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