My Reaction to Naming & Shaming Young Offenders

In reaction to the Queensland Government’s move to name & shame young offenders as young as ten, I wrote this piece for the ABC.

Being seen to be tough on crime is Politics 101. It’s a guaranteed vote-winner. It creates good copy for the tabloids, and “naming and shaming” is the bread and butter of any self-respecting shock jock. It’s even better if you can blame your opponents for the apparent crime wave.

You can read the full article here.

You can also listen to a radio interview I gave on Melbourne’s SYN 90.7FM

0 thoughts on “My Reaction to Naming & Shaming Young Offenders

  1. Angie Piubello Reply

    Love Dan Haesler. He speaks wisdom, intelligience and solid understanding of the issues around juvenile justice, Qld gov is the true juvenile in this issue and the youth have been left behind once again by adults that have really no idea of the impact and consequences of these destructive policy decisions. Those of us like Dan are working to encourage social engagement and self worth of youth and meanwhile weve got govt undermining all the hard work we do. Very frustrating1

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