Current Issues in Criminal Justice

Current Issues in Criminal Justice is produced by the Institute of Criminology Press and is the major Australian journal on criminal justice.

Contributors include academics, researchers and professionals, who provide expert analysis of the many aspects of criminal justice.

The Journal covers national and international issues, and has subscribers from many different countries and disciplines. It features 'Contemporary Comments' which are at the cutting edge of the crime and justice debate, as well as reviews of recently released books.

Editor: Associate Professor Murray Lee
Book Review Editor: Associate Professor Rita Shackel
Managing Editor:
Journal Directors: Associate Professor Thomas Crofts and Dr Rebecca Scott Bray

Latest Issue: Volume 26 Number 1, July 2014

Special Issue: Responding to Historical Child Sex Abuse

Issue Editors

Associate Professor Judy Cashmore AO, Sydney Law School
Associate Professor Rita Shackel, Sydney Law School


Responding to Historical Child Sexual Abuse and the Needs of Survivors
Judy Cashmore and Rita Shackel

  • Conceptualising Responses to Institutional Abuse of Children
    Kathleen Daly
  • A New Model for Seeking Meaningful Redress for Victims of Church-related Sexual Assault
    John Ellis and Nicola Ellis
  • Historical Child Sexual Abuse Investigations: A Case for Law Reform
    Michael Newbury
  • Responding to Historical Child Sexual Abuse: A Prosecution Perspective on Current Challenges and Future Directions
    Kara Shead
  • Gender Differences in the Context and Consequences of Child Sexual Abuse
    Judy Cashmore and Rita Shackel
  • The Effect of Delay on Historical Child Sex Abuse Cases: Commentary on the Irish Experience
    Yvonne Murphy
Smith Lecture

Child Sexual Abuse and the Churches: A Story of Moral Failure?
Patrick Parkinson

Book Review

Good Practice in Promoting Recovery and Healing for Abused Adults edited by Jacki Pritchard
Lesley Laing