Research Associate, UNSW
Sophie Russell (BSLS, MCrim) is the Research Associate for the Comparative Youth Penality Project and the Rethinking Community Sanctions Project at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Prior to this position, Sophie worked as Research Officer at the Sydney Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney. Sophie also works in Research, Policy and Advocacy for the Community Restorative Centre and is involved in a voluntary capacity with other community sector agencies including as a mentor with the Women's Justice Network and as a Director on the Board of Glebe House, a residential therapeutic community. Sophie’s research interests include young people, imprisonment, community based alternatives to custody and social justice matters including mental health and cognitive disability and complex support needs in the criminal justice system.
Homeless people are over-represented in Australias prisons, and previously incarcerated people are over-represented among the homeless. Experiencing homelessness increases the risk of criminal justice system involvement,...