Lorana Bartels

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.

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For First Nations people, coronavirus has meant fewer services, separated families and over-policing: new report

This article makes clear the treatment of First Australians during the COVID-19 outbreak is not the same as for non-Indigenous Australians.

Sentencing and treatment of juvenile sex offenders in Australia

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.

Is Victoria’s sentencing regime really more lenient?

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

Tougher national parole laws won’t end the violence

Rick Sarre and Lorana Bartels ask if there's a case for an overhaul of nationwide parole laws?
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Lessons lost in sentencing: welding individualised justice to Indigenous justice

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...