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Law and Justice

SACOSS believes that to tackle the deep-rooted issues of law and justice, there are a range of approaches which are fairer and more effective than the so-called “tough on law and order” policies that generally fail to address the causes of crime. Better approaches place emphasis on (and investment in) prevention and early intervention strategies, principles of restorative justice for victims of crime and proper rehabilitation for offenders, and tackling offending behaviour in tandem with efforts to eliminate disadvantage and poverty. Further, the punishment for offending should be considered in context and not punish poor people more simply because they are poor.

In 2021, SACOSS is calling for:

Policy Brief on Aboriginal Incarceration

And as part of our Anti-Poverty package, SACOSS is calling for: