There are now more legally innocent people in jail in Victoria than there were convicted prisoners in 2005.
In this webinar, Dr Marilyn McMahon will explain that a key driver of the increasing prison population is the number of people not granted bail and held in prison before trial. The increase is largely due to a shift in the function of bail, from concerns about the person seeking bail attending court to a focus on community protection.
Is it possible to protect the community and reduce the number of people held in prison before trial?
About the speaker
Dr Marilyn McMahon is a Professor at Deakin Law School. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws, obtained a Master of Psychology (Forensic) from Monash University and was awarded a PhD (with Distinction) from La Trobe University. Her research is primarily in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence.
Date and time
Wednesday 4 December 2019