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Naming and shaming

Subtitle A report on media shaming for minor crimes in Victoria

This baseline study examines the power of the news media to publically name and shame ordinary people who receive non-convictions for committing minor crimes and highlights inequalities in this process, It also explores concerns about online reporting of these matters leaving 'lasting marks of shame'.

CLC/Agency Deakin University
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Area of Law
  • Arrest, bail and going to court
  • Courts
  • Crime and offences
  • Going to court
  • Media and internet law
  • Educational institution
  • General public
  • Lawyers
  • Rural, Regional or Remote people
  • State government
  • VIC
Method of Delivery
  • Media campaign
  • Publication
  • Research, survey or needs analysis
  • Website, social media or application
  • Workshop/s, seminar or forum
Project Type
  • Community Development
  • Law Reform
Project uploaded to CLEAR 1st August 2014
Contact Person Dr Lisa Waller
Contact Position Senior Lecturer
Contact Email
Contact Phone 0412 273 749
Production/Delivery Date 31/08/2014
Evaluation Not Stated

This is a PDF file of the project report, which includes academic and mainstream media articles as appendices


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Victoria Law Foundation

Review Date 1st August 2015

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