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Archived videos

  • TedTalk with Kevin Bales: How to Combat Modern Slavery
    In this talk Kevin Bales explains the business of modern slavery, a multibillion-dollar economy that underpins some of the worst industries on earth. He shares stats and personal stories from his on-the-ground research -- and names the price of freeing every slave on earth right now.
  • Young lives trapped inside the system
    Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre is the only home some boys know, such is the level of reoffending.
    Published by NSW Prison Watch on April 27, 2012.
  • Magna Carta 800 years
    A short video created at Barker to celebrate Magna Carta's 800th anniversary

Why do Legal Studies



ABC Law Report 5/4/16

Law reforms to stem family violence : In Victoria the Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down its findings and the state government promised to implement all 227 recommendations.

ABC Canberra

Don Weatherburn
Don Weatherburn has been director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in Sydney since 1988. He has written a new book about Indigenous imprisonment. called Arresting Incarceration.

Life matters
18/4/13 Fractured parents, damaged child: how to protect children in separation and divorce


 Campaign to stop juveniles re-offending


Rehabilitation and prisoners' rights: Organised by Liberty Victoria, the panel in Beyond Bars: Reflecting on the Rights of Victoria’s Prisoners explores the balance between community safety and the protection of prisoners' human rights. (28 minutes)


The death penalty in South East Asia: Reprieve Australia, an organisation committed to ending capital punishment, has held a forum on the region's diverse attitudes and policies about the death penalty.


Tackling crime: Over the last 12 months the number of prisoners in Australia rose by 11%. In a forum organised by Australian Human Rights Law Centre & Smart Justice, four panellists agree there’s no question fighting crime is a complicated task and requires a range of strong responses. But does locking up more and more people build a safer community? (28 minutes) 


Plea bargains: putting in a good word to the judge
In a serious criminal matter, if the prosecution and defence strike a deal, can prosecutors be allowed to tell the judge what they think is an appropriate sentence? The High Court has just said, 'No way'.


Sentencing reforms Professor Andrew Ashworth, one of the United Kingdom’s most respected experts in sentencing, says prison should be kept only for those who commit violent crimes. He believes the right to liberty overshadows the right to property and thieves and fraudsters should not be jailed.


Advances in DNA profiling of criminals


Young people in detention - Panel discussion
Each year in Australia, 14,500 young people get drawn into the court system and many end up in detention. How does that experience affect them and alter their lives? The annual Bail Out events, organised by the charity Whitelion, aim to give people just a taste of life in detention.


ABC Law Report

The Law Report on ABC Radio National focuses on analysing law reform, legal education, test cases, miscarriages of justice and examining legal culture.  Recognising the complexities and frustrations of the legal system, the program aims to provide listeners with clear, jargon-free information.

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