Professor Lorana Bartels

BA LLB LLM (UNSW) PhD (UTas) GDLP (CoL) GCTE (UC)
Criminology Program Leader, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 02 6125 1279

Areas of expertise

  • Access To Justice 180102
  • Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment And Rehabilitation 160202
  • Courts And Sentencing 160203
  • Criminal Law And Procedure 180110
  • Law And Society 180119
  • Legal Institutions (Incl. Courts And Justice Systems) 180120

Research interests

Professor Bartels’ research focuses on various aspects of the criminal justice system. Her key areas of interest are:

  • courts and sentencing, including therapeutic jurisprudence; 
  • prisons, community corrections and correctional policy; and 
  • the treatment of women and Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system. 

 

 

Biography

Lorana Bartels is Professor and Program Leader of Criminology at the ANU. She was previously Head of the School of Law and Justice at the University of Canberra and has also worked at the Australian Institute of Criminology, Family Court of Australia,  NSW Attorney-General's Department, NSW Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and NSW Public Defenders Office.

Professor Bartels is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Canberra and University of Tasmania, a Life Member of Clare Hall at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and 2018 ACT Woman Lawyer of the Year - Community & Academic.

She is a member of the ACT Law Society Criminal Law Committee; ACT Reducing Recidivism Advisory Group; Australian and New Zealand, British and European Society of Criminology; After Prison Network (ACT representative); Australian Lawyers for Human Rights; International Mainstreaming Therapeutic Jurisprudence Advisory Group; International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence Global Advisory Council; National Sentencing Network Leadership Committee (ACT representative); Prisoners Aid ACT Management Committee; SHINE for Kids Research Practice and Advocacy Advisory Group; and Women Lawyers Association ACT. She is also a member of the editorial boards of the Alternative Law JournalCriminal Law Journal (ACT Editor and Sentencing Editor), International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology and SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence. 

Professor Bartels’ publications include three books and over refereed 80 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers, as well as consultancy reports for the ACT Chief Magistrate, ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate, Corrections Victoria, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse and Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council. 

 

 

 

Researcher's projects

Recent and current projects include the first evaluation of a prison yoga program in Australia; evaluation of the Family Violence Act 2016 (ACT); an Australian Research Council project on parole and public opinion; an Australian Research Council project on public opinion on sentencing for sex offences; consideration of the role of compassion in criminal justice policy and practice; and in-depth examination of Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) probation program.

Publications

Books 

Authored 

  • Bartels L (2017), Swift, certain, and fair: Does Project HOPE provide a therapeutic paradigm for managing offenders? Palgrave. 

Edited 

  • Stobbs N, Bartels L and Vols M (eds) (2019), The methodology and practice of therapeutic jurisprudence, Carolina Academic Press. 
  • Bartels L and Richards K (eds) (2011), Qualitative criminology: Stories from the field, Hawkins Press.

Book chapters 

  • Anthony T, Sentance G and Bartels L, ‘Transcending colonial legacies: From criminal justice to Indigenous women’s healing’, in L George et al, Neo-colonial criminal justice: The mass imprisonment of Indigenous women, Palgrave. Under review.
  • Bartels L and Hopkins A, ‘Engaging head and heart: An Australian story on the role of compassion in criminal justice reform’, in J Madeira et al (eds), Research Handbook on law and emotion. Edward Elgar. Forthcoming.
  • Hopkins A and Bartels L (2019), ‘Paying attention to the person: Compassion, equality and therapeutic jurisprudence’ in N Stobbs, L Bartels and M Vols (eds), The methodology and practice of therapeutic jurisprudence, Carolina Academic Press, 107-127. 
  • Stobbs N, Bartels L and Vols M (2019), ‘Therapeutic jurisprudence: A strong community and maturing discipline’, in N Stobbs, L Bartels and M Vols (eds), The methodology and practice of therapeutic jurisprudence, Carolina Academic Press, 15-28. 
  • Bartels L (2017), ‘Criminal justice law reform challenges for the future: It’s time to curb Australia’s prison addiction’ in R Levy et al (eds), New directions for law in Australia: Essays in contemporary law reform, ANU Press, 119-132.
  • Bartels L and Sarre R (2017), ‘Law reform targeting crime and disorder’, in R Sarre and A Deckert (eds), Palgrave handbook of Australian and New Zealand criminology, crime and justice, Palgrave, 95-109.
  • Bartels L and Boland J (2016), ‘Human rights and prison: A case study from the Australian Capital Territory’, in E Fishwick, M Marmo and L Weber (eds), Routledge international handbook of criminology and human rights, Routledge, 556-567.
  • Bartels L (2013), ‘Sentencing statistics, sentencing councils and the quest for data in the Australian Capital Territory’, in P Easteal (ed), Justice connections, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 60-84. 
  • Lewis C, Hopkins A and Bartels L (2013), ‘The relevance of Aboriginality in sentencing: Findings from interviews in the ACT’, in P Easteal (ed), Justice connections, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 37-59. 
  • Bartels L (2012), ‘Twenty years on: Indigenous deaths in custody and lessons from the frontline’, in I Bartkowiak-Théron and N Asquith (eds), Policing vulnerability, Federation Press, 181-197.
  • Bartels L and Richards K (2012), ‘Vulnerabilities in the courtroom’, in I Bartkowiak-Théron and N Asquith (eds), Policing vulnerability, Federation Press, 233-246.
  • Richards K and Bartels L (2011), ‘The story behind the stories: Doing qualitative criminology research’ in L Bartels and K Richards (eds), Qualitative criminology: Stories from the field, Hawkins Press, 1-10.

Refereed journal articles     

  • Henshaw M, Bartels L and Hopkins A, ‘To COMMIT is just the beginning: Applying therapeutic jurisprudence to reform parole in Australia’, University of NSW Law Journal. Forthcoming. 
  • Hopkins A, Bartels L and Oxman L ‘Lessons in flexibility: Introducing a prison yoga program in Australia’, International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social DemocracyForthcoming.
  • Bartels L, Easteal P and Westgate R (2019), ‘Understanding women’s imprisonment in Australia’, Women and Criminal Justice: Special Issue on International Law, Criminal Justice and Gender. DOI: 10.1080/08974454.2019.1657550.
  • Bartels L and Freiberg A (2019), ‘Street time is no sweet time: Credit for time on parole in Australia’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice. DOI:10.1080/10345329.2019.1623154.
  • Bartels L, Oxman L and Hopkins A (2019), ‘“I would just feel really relaxed and at peace”: Key findings from a pilot prison yoga program in Australia’, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.DOI: 10.177/0306624X19854869.
  • Henshaw M, Bartels L and Hopkins A (2019), ‘Set up to fail? Examining Australia’s approach to parole compliance through a therapeutic jurisprudence lens’, University of Western Australia Law Review, 45: 107-136.
  • Ludlow A, Armstrong R and Bartels L (2019), ‘Learning Together: Localism, collaboration and reflexivity in the development of prison and university learning communities’, Journal of Prison Education and Reentry: Special Issue on the International Landscape of Higher Education in Prison, 6: 6-26.
  • Bartels L (2019), ‘HOPE-ful bottles: Examining the potential for Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) to help mainstream therapeutic jurisprudence’, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry: Special Issue on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, 63: 26-34.
  • Bartels L, Walvisch J and Richards K (2019), ‘More, longer, tougher… or is it finally time for a different approach to the post-sentence management of sex offenders in Australia?’ Criminal Law Journal, 43: 41-57.
  • Easteal P, Mittal R and Bartels L (2019), ‘The importance of understanding victims’ ‘reality’ of domestic violence’, Alternative Law Journal, 44(1): 11-16.
  • Bartels L (2018), ‘Sentencing review 2017-18’, Criminal Law Journal, 42: 392-410.
  • Bartels L, Fitzgerald R and Freiberg A (2018), ‘Public opinion on sentencing and parole in Australia’. Probation Journal: Special Issue on Punishment, Sentencing and Probation, 65: 269-284.
  • Bartels L, Gelb K, Spiranovic C, Sarre R and Dodd S (2018), ‘Bail, risk and law reform: A review of bail legislation across Australia’, Criminal Law Journal, 42: 91-107.   Blackley R and Bartels L (2018), ‘The sentencing and treatment of juvenile sex offenders in Australia’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 555: 1-15. 
  • Fitzgerald R, Freiberg A and Bartels L (2018), ‘Redemption or forfeiture? Understanding diversity in Australians’ attitudes to parole’, Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1748895818800738.
  • Freiberg A, Bartels L, Fitzgerald R and Dodd S (2018), ‘Parole, politics and penal policy’,Queensland University of Technology Law Review, 18: 191-215.
  • Warner K, Spiranovic C, Freiberg A, Davis, J and Bartels L (2018), ‘Aggravating or mitigating? Comparing judges’ and jurors’ views on four ambiguous sentencing factors’, Journal of Judicial Administration, 28: 51-66.
  • Bartels L (2017), ‘HOPE Probation: A new path to desistance?’, European Journal of Probation: Special Issue on Innovation, 9: 248-266.
  • Bartels L (2017), ‘Sentencing review 2016-17’, Criminal Law Journal, 41: 338-361.
  • Bartels L and Martinovic M (2017), ‘Electronic monitoring: The experience in Australia’, European Journal of Probation, 9: 80-102.
  • Budworth B, Ryan T and Bartels L (2017), ‘Reigniting the lamp: The case for including people who are blind and deaf as jurors’, University of Western Australia Law Review, 42: 29-55. 
  • Lynch S and Bartels L (2017), ‘Transgender prisoners in Australia: An examination of the issues, law and policy’, Flinders Law Journal, 19: 185-231.
  • Richards K, Bartels L and Bolitho J (2017), ‘Children’s Court magistrates’ views of restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence measures for young offenders’, Youth Justice, 17: 22-40.
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing review 2015-16’, Criminal Law Journal, 40: 325-347
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Hawaii’s Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program: Looking through a therapeutic jurisprudence lens’, Queensland University of Technology Law Review: Special Issue on Therapeutic Jurisprudence, 16: 30-49.
  • Bartels L and Easteal P (2016), ‘Women prisoners’ sexual victimisation: Ongoing vulnerabilities and possible responses’, Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, 2: 206-216.
  • Bartels L, Bolitho J and Richards K (2016), ‘Indigenous young people and the New South Wales Children’s Court: Magistrates’ perceptions of the Court’s criminal jurisdiction’, Australian Indigenous Law Review, 19: 34-44.  
  • Fitzgerald R, Bartels L, Freiberg A, Cherney A and Buglar S (2016), ‘How does the Australian public view parole? Results from a national survey on public attitudes towards parole and re-entry’, Criminal Law Journal 40: 307-324  
  • King C, Bartels L, Easteal P and Hopkins A (2016), ‘Did defensive homicide in Victoria provide a safety net for battered women who kill? A case study analysis’, Monash University Law Review, 32: 138-178. 
  • Anthony T, Bartels L and Hopkins A (2015), ‘Lessons lost in sentencing: Welding individualised justice to Indigenous justice’, Melbourne University Law Review, 39: 1-28.
  • Bartels L (2015), ‘Sentencing review 2014-15’, Criminal Law Journal, 39: 326-350.
  • Bartels L (2015), ‘Swift and certain sanctions: Is it time for Australia to bring some HOPE into the criminal justice system?’ Criminal Law Journal, 39: 53-66. 
  • Bartels L (2015), ‘The ACT prison: Human rights rhetoric versus crowded and bored reality’, Court of Conscience, 9: 14-19.
  • Bartels L, McGovern A and Richards K (2015), ‘Degrees of difference? A preliminary study of “criminology” degrees at Australian universities’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48: 119-146.
  • Bill E and Bartels L (2015), ‘Suspended sentences in Tasmania: An analysis of the impact of recent breach reforms’, University of Tasmania Law Review, 34: 6-33.
  • Easteal P, Bartels L, Fitch E and Watchirs H (2015), ‘Females in custody in the ACT: Gendered issues and solutions’, Alternative Law Journal, 40: 18-22.
  • Easteal P, Bartels L, Nelson N and Holden K (2015), ‘How are women who kill portrayed in newspaper media? Connections with social values and the legal system’, Women’s Studies International Forum, 51: 31-41.
  • Easteal P, Caligari A, Bartels L and Fitch E (2015), ‘Flexible work practices and private law firm culture: A complex quagmire for Australian women lawyers’, Queensland University of Technology Law Review, 15: 30-50. 
  • Spiranovic C, Clare J, Bartels L, Clare M and Clare B (2015), ‘Aboriginal young people in the Children’s Court of Western Australia: Findings from the National Assessment of Australian Children’s Courts’University of Western Australia Law Review, 38: 86-116.
  • Warner K and Bartels L (2015), ‘Juvenile sex offending: Its prevalence and the criminal justice response’, University of NSW Law Journal, 38: 44-71. 
  • Wren E and Bartels L (2015), ‘“Guilty, Your Honour”: Recent legislative developments on the guilty plea discount and an ACT case study on its operation’, Adelaide Law Review, 35: 361-384. 
  • Bartels L, Warner K and Zdenkowski G (2014), ‘National research with jurors on sentences for sexual offenders’, Judicial Officers’ Bulletin, 26(2): 9-12.
  • Gray L, Easteal P and Bartels L (2014), ‘Immigrant women and family violence: Will the new exceptions help or hinder victims?’ Alternative Law Journal, 39: 167-171.           
  • Poynton S, Weatherburn D and Bartels L (2014), ‘Good behaviour bonds and re-offending: The effect of bond length’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 47: 25-43. 
  • Bartels L (2013), ‘Parole and parole authorities in Australia: A system in crisis?’, Criminal Law Journal, 37: 357-376.
  • Bartels L and Easteal P (2013), ‘Mothers who kill: The forensic use and judicial reception of postnatal depression and other psychiatric disorders in Australian filicide cases’, Melbourne University Law Review, 37: 297-341.
  • Bartels L and Lee J (2013), ‘Jurors using social media in our courts: Challenges and responses’, Journal of Judicial Administration, 23: 35-57. 
  • Bartels L and Richards K (2013), ‘Talking the talk: Therapeutic jurisprudence and oral competence’, Alternative Law Journal, 38: 31-33.
  • Snowball L and Bartels L (2013), ‘Community service orders and bonds: A comparison of reoffending’, Crime and Justice Bulletin, 171: 1-12. 
  • Ailwood S, Easteal P, Sainsbury M and Bartels L (2012), ‘Connecting research and teaching: A case study from the School of Law, University of Canberra’, Legal Education Review, 22:317-338. 
  • Bartels L (2012), ‘Painting the picture of Indigenous women in custody in Australia’, Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal, 2: 1-17.
  • Bartels L (2012), ‘Safe haven laws, baby hatches and anonymous hospital birth: Examining infant abandonment, neonaticide and infanticide in Australia’, Criminal Law Journal, 36: 19-37.
  • Bartels L (2012), ‘Sentencing scammers: Principles and practice’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 443: 1-7. 
  • Bartels L (2012), ‘Violent offending by and against Indigenous women’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8(1):19-22.
  • Bartels L and Rice S (2012), ‘Reviewing reforms to the law of suspended sentences in the Australian Capital Territory’, Flinders Law Journal, 14:253-292.
  • Easteal P, Bartels L and Bradford S (2012), ‘Language, gender and “reality”: Violence against women’, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, 40:324-337. 
  • Kennedy J, Easteal P and Bartels L (2012), ‘How protected is she? ‘Fairness’ and the rape victim witness in Australia’, Women Studies International Forum, 35: 334-342.
  • Weatherburn D, McGrath A and Bartels L (2012), ‘Three dogmas of juvenile justice’, University of NSW Law Journal, 35:781-809. 
  • Bartels L (2011), ‘Knife crime: Recent data on carriage and use’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 417: 1-6. 
  • Bartels L (2010), ‘An examination of the arguments for and against the use of suspended sentences’, Flinders Law Journal, 12:119-172. 
  • Bartels L (2010), ‘Unexplained wealth laws in Australia’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 395: 1-6. 
  • Bartels L and Otlowski M (2010), ‘A right to die? Euthanasia and the law in Australia’, Journal of Law and Medicine, 17: 532-555. 
  • Bartels L (2009), ‘Challenges in mainstreaming specialty courts’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 383: 1-6.
  • Bartels L (2009), ‘Suspended sentences – A judicial perspective’, Queensland University of Technology Law and Justice Journal, 9: 44-63.
  • Bartels L (2009), ‘Suspended sentences in Tasmania: Key research findings’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 377: 1-6.
  • Bartels L (2009), ‘Sword or butter knife? A breach analysis of suspended sentences in Tasmania’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 21: 219-241.
  • Bartels L (2009), ‘The weight of the Sword of Damocles: A reconviction analysis of suspended sentences in Tasmania’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 41: 72-100. 
  • Bartels L (2009), ‘To suspend or not to suspend – A qualitative analysis of sentencing decisions in the Supreme Court of Tasmania’, University of Tasmania Law Review, 28:23-62.
  • Lulhum R, Weatherburn D and Bartels L (2009), ‘The recidivism of offenders given suspended sentences: A comparison with full-time imprisonment’, Crime and Justice Bulletin, 136: 1-16. 
  • Weatherburn D and Bartels L (2008), ‘The recidivism of offenders given suspended sentences in New South Wales, Australia’, British Journal of Criminology, 48: 667-683.
  • Bartels L (2007), ‘The use of suspended sentences in Australia: Unsheathing the Sword of Damocles’, Criminal Law Journal, 31: 113-132.

Refereed conference papers

  • Bartels L (2011), ‘Domestic violence: A research agenda’ in Lee M, Mason G and Milivojevic S (eds), Australian and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2010 Conference Proceedings, University of Sydney, 1-7. 
  • Bartels L (2009), ‘Mainstreaming problem-oriented justice: Issues and challenges’ in Segrave M (ed), Australia and New Zealand Critical Criminology Conference 2009 Conference Proceedings, Monash University, 31-40. 

Encyclopaedia entries

  • Bartels L, ‘Indigenous female offenders’ in F Bernat and K Frailing (eds), The Encyclopaedia of Women and Crime, Wiley. Forthcoming.
  • Bartels L and Doyle C (2018), ‘Prisons and community corrections’ in M Worthington (ed), ACT Law Handbook, AustLII.
  • Bartels L and Hopkins A (2018), ‘Sentencing’ in M Worthington (ed), ACT Law Handbook, AustLII. 
  • Bartels L (2014), ‘Euthanasia’ in B Arrigo (ed), Encyclopaedia of Criminal Justice Ethics, Sage Publications. 

Book reviews

  • Bartels L (2018), ‘Sentencing as practical wisdom’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 52: 308-310.
  • Richards K and Bartels L (2012), ‘Researching crime and justice: Tales from the field and Conducting law and society research: Reflections on methods and practices’, British Journal of Criminology, 52: 1024-1029.

Non-refereed articles and reports 

  • Walvisch J, Richards K and Bartels L (2019), ‘3 ways to help sex offenders safely reintegrate back into the community’, The Conversation, 3 September.
  • Bartels L (2019), The growth in remand and its impact on Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, 8pp.
  • Hopkins A, Oxman L and Bartels L (2019), ‘First-ever Australian study shows how yoga can improve the lives of prisoners’, The Conversation, 17 July. 
  • Bartels L (2019), ‘Australian governments should follow the ACT's lead in building communities, not prisons’, The Conversation, 21 February. 
  • Freiberg A and Bartels L (2018), ‘Serial killers’ fates are in politicians’ hands. Here’s why that’s a worry’, The Conversation, 20 December. 
  • Bartels L (2018), ‘“Learn to trust in what works for you”: Professor Lorana Bartels’, The Crime Conversation blog, 4 June.
  • Freiberg A, Bartels L, Dodd S and Fitzgerald R (2018), ‘Political interventions have undermined the parole system’s effectiveness and independence’, The Conversation, 10 April.
  • Bartels L (2017), ‘Is Victoria’s sentencing regime really more lenient?’ The Conversation, 19 October.
  • Bartels L (2017), ‘Swift, certain, fair: Does Project HOPE provide a therapeutic paradigm for managing offenders? New book out now’, Therapeutic Jurisprudence in the Mainstream blog, 22 August.
  • Sarre R and Bartels L (2017), ‘Tougher national parole laws won’t end the violence’, The Conversation, 7 June.
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Opinion: Curing our addiction to prison’, Canberra Times, 24 April. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Opinion: Tougher laws no antidote to violence’, Canberra Times, 12 January. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 1: Exceed prescribed content of alcohol’, ACT Government, 6pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 2: Common assault’, ACT Government, 6pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 3: Assault occasioning actual bodily harm’, ACT Government, 3pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 4: Theft and minor theft’, ACT Government, 11pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 5: Drug possession’, ACT Government, 8pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 6: Drive while disqualified or suspended’, ACT Government, 7pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 7: Burglary and aggravated burglary’, ACT Government, 10pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 8: Damage or destroy property’, ACT Government, 10pp. 
  • Bartels L (2016), ‘Sentencing snapshot No 9: Contravene contravention order’, ACT Government, 7pp. 
  • Bradfield R and Bartels L (2016), Phasing out of suspended sentences,Final report No 6, Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council, 148pp. 
  • Bartels L (2015), ‘State of imprisonment in Australia: Can the ACT achieve a “human rights” prison?’, The Conversation, 17 April.
  • Bartels L (2015), ‘Swift and certain sanctions: Does Australia have room for HOPE?’, The Conversation, 17 June.
  • Bartels L (2015), Indigenous-specific court initiatives to support Indigenous defendants, victims and witnesses, Brief No 17, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, 1-8.
  • Bartels L and Bradfield R (2015), Phasing out of suspended sentences – Background paper, Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council, 94pp. 
  • Bradfield R and Bartels L (2015), Phasing out of suspended sentences – Consultation paper, Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council, 160pp. 
  • Walker J and Bartels L (2015), Exploring the costs of alternatives to suspended sentences in Tasmania, prepared for the Tasmanian Sentencing Advisory Council, 47pp. 
  • Bartels L (2014), Literature review on intensive supervision orders – A report prepared for the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate, 85pp. 
  • Bartels L (2013), ‘Juries and social media: Is there a solution?’ The Conversation, 31 July.
  • Bartels L (2012), ‘Safe haven: Preventing women from harming their babies’,The Conversation, 7 February. 
  • Bartels L (2012), Sentencing of Indigenous women, Brief No 14, Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse, 1-8. 
  • Bartels L and Easteal P (2012), ‘Domestic violence: How the law treats women who kill a violent partner’, The Conversation, 31 July. 
  • Bartels L (2011), ‘Prisons, injecting drug use and blood-borne viruses: Continuing challenges’, HIV Australia, 9(1):15-17.
  • Bartels L (2011), Crime prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia,Research in Practice No 18, AIC, 1-14.
  • Bartels L (2011), Knife crime: Incidence, aetiology and responses, Technical and Background Paper No 45, AIC, 56pp. 
  • Bartels L (2011), Police interviews with vulnerable adults, Research in Practice No 21, AIC, 1-13. 
  • Bartels L and Gaffney A (2011), Good practice in women’s prisons: A literature review, Technical and Background Paper No 41, AIC, 92pp.
  • Bartels L (2010), A review of confiscation schemes in Australia, Technical and Background Paper No 36, AIC, 46pp. 
  • Bartels L (2010), Diversion programs for Indigenous women, Research in Practice No 13, AIC, 1-12.
  • Bartels L (2010), Emerging issues in domestic and family violence research, Research in Practice No 10, AIC, 1-11. 
  • Bartels L (2010), Indigenous women’s offending patterns: A literature review, Research and Public Policy Series No 107, AIC, 47pp. 
  • Bartels L (2010), The status of laws on outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia, Research in Practice No 2, 2nded, AIC, 1-12. 
  • Bartels L and Rice S (2010), A report on suspended sentences in the ACT, Report prepared for the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, 48pp. 
  • Bartels L (2009), The status of laws on outlaw motorcycle gangs in Australia,Research in Practice No 2, AIC, 1-9.
  • Bartels L (2005), ‘Crown appeals in NSW’, Criminal Law News, 12(3): 39-40.
  • Bartels L (2001), ‘Key features of the Criminal Procedure Amendment (Pre-trial Disclosure) Act 2001 (NSW)’, Criminal Law News, 8(6): 53-55.
  • Bartels L (2001), ‘Suspended sentences in NSW’, Criminal Law News, 8(9) 81-83.

Confidential consultancy reports 

  • Bartels L (2018), Analysis of ACT prison population and imprisonment trends to help reduce demand on the Alexander Maconochie Centre, prepared for the ACT Government, 94 pp.
  • Taplin S, Suomi A and Bartels L (2017), Report on the consultancy to review the role of therapeutic jurisprudence in the management of care and protection matters before the ACT Children’s Court,prepared for the ACT Chief Magistrate, 75pp.
  • Bartels L (2011), Research gaps in Indigenous sexual assault, prepared for the Criminology Research Council, 9pp.
  • Bartels L and Rice S (2010), Discussion paper: The rate of imposition of suspended sentences in the ACT, prepared for the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, 16pp.
  • Bartels L and Rice S (2010), Evaluation of the current ACT regime for suspended sentences, prepared for the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, 22pp.
  • Bartels L and Gaffney A (2010), A literature review on good practice in women’s prison systems, Report prepared for Corrections Victoria, 98pp.
  • Bartels L (2008), A review of breaches of court orders – Available data and best practice, prepared for the Criminology Research Council, 28pp.
  • Bartels L (2008), The challenges of mainstreaming specialty courts in the criminal justice system, prepared for the Criminology Research Council, 46pp.

Law and justice reform submissions 

  • Bartels L and Payne J (2019), Submission to the ACT Healthy Prison review, 7pp.
  • Boland J, Bartels L, Naylor B, Mackay A and Hopkins A (2018), Submission on the ACT Human Rights Standards for Corrective Services, 16pp. 
  • Bartels L (2017), Submission to the ACT Drug and Alcohol Court Consultation Paper, 3pp.
  • Bartels L (2017), Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry into the Incarceration Rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 11pp.
  • Bartels L (2017), Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs into the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2017 [Provisions], 8pp. 
  • Bartels L (2014), Supplementary submission to the ACT Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Inquiry into Sentencing, 8pp.
  • Bartels L (2013), Submission to the ACT Justice and Community Safety Directorate Review of Criminal Justice Statistics, 5pp.
  • Bartels L (2013), Submission to the ACT Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety Inquiry into Sentencing, 12pp.
  • Bartels L (2012), Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers and Offences) Bill 2011 (Cth), 3pp.
  • Wallace A, Bartels L and Hopkins A (2011), Submission to the ACT Standing Committee on Justice and Community Safety on the Criminal Proceedings Legislation Amendment Bill 2011 (ACT), 3pp.
  • Tomison A, Bartels L and Choo K-KR (2010), Submission to the Inquiry on theCrimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Offences against Children) Bill 2010 (Cth), 5pp. 

Notes

  • Bartels L and Hopkins A (2015), ‘Down Under All Over: Sentencing in the ACT’, Alternative Law Journal, 40: 139.
  • Bartels L (2014), ‘Down Under All Over: ACT reforms to sentencing’, Alternative Law Journal, 39: 273-274.
  • Bartels L (2013), ‘Down Under All Over: A sentencing council for the ACT?’, Alternative Law Journal, 38:55.
  • Bartels L (2013), ‘Down Under All Over: New criminal laws for the ACT’, Alternative Law Journal, 38:129. 

Available student projects

  • sentencing law, policy and practice
  • therapeutic jurisprudence
  • correctional policy
  • prison management
  • community corrections, including parole 
  • family and sexual violence
  • the treatment of women in the criminal justice system
  • the treatment of Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system

Current student projects

  • Nina Hudson, Family violence and the law: New directions (University of Tasmania).

Past student projects

PhD theses 
  • Rhiannon Davies, Stories of pervasive uncertainty: A victim-focused analysis of victim impact statements and sentencing in sexual offence cases (University of Tasmania)
  • Anthony Hopkins, Equal justice – The importance of understanding the subjective experiences of participants in the adversarial criminal justice system (University of Canberra (UC))

Postgraduate research theses (UC)

  • Personality disorders and sentencing: An analysis of the implications of O’Neill and the application of the Verdins principles
  • Cleaning up Kings Cross: Can the mandatory minimum penalties for intoxicated offenders be justified?
  • Motivations of abuse of police powers in the Indigenous community

 Honours and undergraduate theses (UC)

  • Are our bail laws too tough, too soft or about right?
  • The health outcomes of Australian prisoners and the implications on offending and social outcomes 
  • How have the specific issues faced by Australian Indigenous women been addressed in the cases that have applied Bugmy v The Queen?
  • Is it time to revisit doli incapax?
  • The sentencing and imprisonment of transgender people in Australia
  • Defensive homicide for battered women who kill: A safety net or not?
  • An examination of prostitution laws in the ACT
  • Is the NSW ‘one punch’ legislation a suitable response to public and media pressure to remedy the short sentences being given to perpetrators?
  • Why do Indigenous women who are victims of violence inflict violence upon other people? 
  • ‘Guilty, Your Honour’: An analysis of guilty pleas in the ACT Supreme Court and across Australia
  • Forced adoption and baby trafficking in Australia and overseas: Lessons from the past and present
  • Public opinion, sentencing and the new media
  • A comparison between sentencing laws in California and NSW: What can NSW learn from California?
  • Jurors using social media in Australian courts: How does it affect the administration of justice and what strategies can overcome this issue?
  • Does Aboriginality affect a person’s sentence in the Australian Capital Territory? If so, how?
  • Industrial manslaughter in Australia: Are Australian corporations being held accountable?

 

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