Sophie Trevitt

Discussion paper

Raising the age of criminal responsibility

In every state and territory in Australia, children as young as 10 years old can be arrested by police, taken to a police station, questioned, held in police custody and remanded or sentenced to imprisonment. This paper argues that Australia’s age of criminal responsibility should...

Critical condition: the impact of COVID-19 policies, policing and prisons on First Nations communities

This report highlights the ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been disproportionately affected by the more punitive and restrictive policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.