The Prosecution Project: Digitising Australia's Criminal Records

Tuesday 8 May 2018 - The Prosecution Project: digitising Australia's crime and punishment records

Lunchtime Seminar for the Australian Heritage Festival

Speaker: Dr Andy Kaladelfos, Senior Research Fellow with ‘The Prosecution Project’ at Griffith University Criminology Institute (Qld)

Griffith University's Prosecution Project is creating a database about the history of the criminal trial in Australia. Hear and learn about this ground breaking project which includes digitisation of WA Supreme Court records held by the State Records Office.

Dr Andy Kaladelfos, is an historian and Senior Research Fellow with the ‘The Prosecution Project’ at Griffith University. ‘The Prosecution Project’ is investigating the history of the criminal trial in Australia. The project’s aims are to analyse patterns of crime, prosecution and punishment over long periods of time, with more intensive archival studies of particular crimes, regions, eras, and legal and policing policies and practices. This project will produce a rich understanding of how crime has been prosecuted in Australia. It will also tell us much about Australian history – how people lived, how they behaved, how they dealt with conflict and tragedy, how legal and political institutions responded to crime and its consequences.

This project is supported by the Australian Research Council.

Time and venue: 12.30 - 1.30pm in the South West Room, next to the SRO's Search Room. Entrance via south west corner of the Alexander Library Building, Perth Cultural Centre: Map

Tea, Coffee will be provided.

Numbers are limited and you need to book to secure your place by emailing sro@sro.wa.gov.au or phoning 94273600.