Rejecting criminal justice as the starting point for a conversation about reducing harms for women is destabilising. How can we take this challenging agenda forward?
Most people will be familiar with ‘Lady Justice’ – a statue or picture of a woman often blindfolded, holding a set of scales. Lady Justice is intended to represent objectivity...
Laurel Townhead and Rebecca Roberts highlight the systemic failings of criminal justice in responding to criminalised women.
Rebecca Roberts and Helen Mills ask what downsizing criminal justice could mean for women.
What is Justice Matters for Women about?
Criminal justice fails women.
Current responses to criminalised women are seriously flawed and harmful to women. Prioritising the criminal justice system in our response to violence against women has undermined the development of more effective ways to address the harms women face.
Rebecca Roberts highlights the parallels between criminal justice harm and violence against women.