Select Publications

Book Chapters

Baldry E; McCausland R; McEntyre E, 2018, 'Institutions of Default and Management: Aboriginal women with mental and cognitive disability in prison', in Mental Health in Prisons, Plagrave Macmillan, pp. 185 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94090-8

McCausland R; McEntyre E; Baldry E, 2018, 'Institutions of Default and Management: Aboriginal Women with Mental and Cognitive Disability in Prison', in Mental Health in Prisons, Springer International Publishing, pp. 185 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94090-8_8

McCausland R; Baldry E, 2017, 'Understanding women offenders in prison', in The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings, Routledge, pp. 25 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315673073-3

McCausland R; Baldry E, 2017, 'Understanding women offenders in prison', in The Routledge International Handbook of Forensic Psychology in Secure Settings, pp. 25 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315673073

Baldry E; Mccausland R, 2013, 'Incarcerated Indigenous Australian Mothers: Maintaining Patriarchal Colonization', in Eljdupovic G; Bromwich RJ (ed.), Incarcerated Mothers: Oppression and Resistance, edn. 1, Demeter Press, Bradford UK, pp. 121 - 136, http://www.demeterpress.org/incarceratedmothers.html

Journal articles

Yashadhana A; Howie A; Veber M; Cullen P; Withall A; Lewis E; McCausland R; Macniven R; Andersen M, 2022, 'Experiences and perceptions of ageing among older First Nations Australians: A rapid review', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 41, pp. 8 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13031

McCausland R; Dowse L, 2022, 'From ‘at risk’ to ‘a risk’: The criminalisation of young people with cognitive disability in residential care', Incarceration, vol. 3, pp. 263266632110216 - 263266632110216, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/26326663211021687

Hart AC; Rosewarne E; Spencer W; McCausland R; Leslie G; Shanthosh J; Corby C; Bennett-Brook K; Webster J, 2021, 'Indigenous community-led programs to address food and water security: Protocol for a systematic review', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 6366 - 6366, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18126366

McCausland R; Spencer W; MacGillivray P; Robinson V; Hickey V; Baldry E; McEntyre E, 2021, 'CommUNIty-Led development: A partnership to realize Aboriginal Elders’ vision for change', Community Development, vol. 52, pp. 573 - 591, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15575330.2021.1923044

McCausland R; Dowse L, 2020, 'The need for a community-led, holistic service response to Aboriginal young people with cognitive disability in remote areas: A case study', Children Australia, vol. 45, pp. 326 - 334, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cha.2020.49

McCausland R; Reeve R; Gooding P, 2019, 'The economic case for improving legal outcomes for accused persons with cognitive disability: An Australian study', International Journal of Law in Context, vol. 15, pp. 367 - 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1744552319000338

McCausland R, 2019, '‘I’m sorry but I can’t take a photo of someone’s capacity being built’: Reflections on evaluation of Indigenous policy and programmes', Evaluation Journal of Australasia, vol. 19, pp. 64 - 78, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035719X19848529

McCausland R; Baldry E, 2017, '‘I feel like I failed him by ringing the police’: Criminalising disability in Australia', Punishment and Society, vol. 19, pp. 290 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1462474517696126

Baldry E; McCausland R; Dowse L; McEntyre E; MacGillivray P, 2016, '‘It’s just a big vicious cycle that swallows them up': Indigenous people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 8, pp. 10 - 16

Mccausland R; Vivian A, 2010, 'Why Do Some Aboriginal Communities Have Lower Crime Rates Than Others?: A Pilot Study', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, vol. 43, pp. 301 - 332, http://dx.doi.org/10.1375/acri.43.2.301

McCausland R; Vivian A, 2009, '‘A Tale of Two Towns: A Comparative Study of Wilcannia and Menindee’', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 7, pp. 7 - 11, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/IndigLawB/2009/27.html

Baldry E; Mccausland R, 2009, 'Mother: seeking safe home. Aboriginal women post-release', Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 21, pp. 288 - 301

Williams G; Behrendt L; McCausland R; Reilly A; McMillan M, 2007, 'The Promise of Regional Governance for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities', Ngiya: Talk the Law, vol. 1, pp. 126 - 166

McCausland R, 2006, ''Agreement-Making under the New Arrangements in Indigenous Policy'', Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 10, pp. 3 - 13, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AILR/2006/43.txt/cgi-bin/download.cgi/download/au/journals/AILR/2006/43.pdf

McCausland R, 2006, ''Trickle Down or Rights Way Up? Development, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples'', Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism, vol. 9, pp. 26 - 57, https://opus.lib.uts.edu.au/bitstream/10453/1525/1/2006005516.pdf

McCausland R; Levy M, 2006, 'Indigenous Policy and Mutual Obligation: Shared or Shifting Responsibility Agreements?', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 41, pp. 277 - 294, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1839-4655.2006.tb00016.x

McCausland R, 2005, ''Shared Responsibility Agreeements: practical reconciliation or paternalistic rhetoric?'', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 6, pp. 9 - 11, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/ILB/2005/35.html

McCausland R, 2004, 'Special treatment: the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the media', Journal of Indigenous Policy, vol. 16, pp. 84 - 98, http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/JlIndigP/2004/16.pdf

Conference Presentations

McCausland R, 2019, 'Yuwaya Ngarra-li: a community-led partnership responding to the criminalisation of Aboriginal peoples', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, 09 September 2019 - 11 September 2019, https://www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/node/36/paper/2265

McCausland R, 2019, 'Yuwaya Ngarra-li: Evaluating an Aboriginal community-led partnership working towards systemic change in Walgett', presented at Australasian Evaluation Society Conference, Sydney, 01 September 2019 - 03 September 2019, https://aes19.sched.com/speaker/ruthmccausland

McCausland R, 2019, 'A Community-Led Partnership to Improve Wellbeing and Pathways out of the Criminal Justice System for Aboriginal People', presented at Reintegration Puzzle Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory, 26 June 2019 - 28 June 2019, http://rpc2019.conferenceworks.com.au/presentations/yuwaya-ngarra-li-a-community-led-partnership-to-improve-wellbeing-and-pathways-out-of-the-criminal-justice-system-for-aboriginal-people/

McCausland R, 2018, 'Conceptualising and responding to the systemic criminalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with mental and cognitive disability', presented at Critical Criminology and Social Justice Conference, UNSW, 26 September 2018 - 28 September 2018, https://www.cclj.unsw.edu.au/sites/cclj.unsw.edu.au/files/Program%20Abstracts%20%2021%20Sep_0.pdf

McCausland R, 2018, 'Economic Evaluation of the Intellectual Disability Rights Service Criminal Justice Support Network', presented at Australasian Evaluation Society, 18 September 2018 - 20 September 2018, https://www.aes.asn.au/images/images-old/stories/files/conferences/2018/25McCauslandRebecca.pdf

McCausland R, 2017, 'Conceptualising the social determinants of justice', presented at Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference, Canberra, 06 December 2017 - 08 December 2017, https://anzsoc.org/files/conferencearchives/2017/2017-conference-program.pdf

McCausland R, 2017, 'Community-Led Pathways out of the Criminal Justice System for People with Complex Needs', presented at University of Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice International Criminological Research Seminar, Liverpool, UK, 25 October 2017, https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/livacuk/law-and-social-justice/3research/Ruth,McCausland,and,Mindy,Sotiri,Abstract.pdf

McCausland R, 2017, '‘I’m sorry, but I can’t take a photo of someone’s capacity being built’: the need for better evaluation metrics', presented at Australasian Evaluation Society conference, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017, https://www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/node/38/paper/2073

McCausland R, 2017, 'From ‘at risk’ to ‘a risk’: the costs of unsupported transitions for disadvantaged young people with complex needs', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 25 September 2017 - 27 September 2017, https://www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/sites/www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/files/uploads/files/aspc_2017_program_and_abstracts_booklet.pdf

McCausland R, 2017, '‘What are the benefits to costing alternatives to unfitness to plead?’ People with Cognitive Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System: Addressing the Legal Barriers and Creating Appropriate Alternative Supports in the Community Panel', presented at Reintegration Puzzle Conference, Sydney, 20 June 2017

McCausland R, 2016, 'The need for a new approach to people with mental and cognitive disability in custody', presented at Corrective Services NSW Psychology Conference, 16 September 2016

McCausland R, 2016, '‘What gets measured gets managed’: The problem with evaluation of post-release diversionary program', presented at ANZSOC, Hobart, 13 August 2016 - 15 August 2016, http://anzsocconference.com.au/3675

McCausland R, 2016, 'A predictable and preventable path: Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system', presented at Reintegration Puzzle conference, Geelong, 26 June 2016, http://www.reintegrationpuzzle.com.au/2016/04/2016-reintegration-puzzle-conference-program-now-available-2/

McCausland R, 2016, 'A predictable and preventable path: Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system', presented at Reintegration Puzzle Conference, Geelong, Victoria, 20 June 2016

McCausland R, 2015, 'The economic costs of the over-representation of people with disability in the criminal justice system', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 28 September 2015, https://www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/sites/www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/files/uploads/ASPC%202015%20Program%20and%20Abstracts.pdf

McCausland R, 2015, 'The role of evaluation in reducing the over-representation of Indigenous Australian women in prison', presented at Australasian Evaluation Conference, 18 September 2015, https://aes.asn.au/annual-conference-papers/100842-2015-aes-international-conference-melbourne-presentations

McCausland R, 2015, 'Aboriginal women’s access to diversionary programs', presented at NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research Applied Research in Crime and Justice Conference, Sydney, 16 February 2015, https://www.bocsar.nsw.gov.au/Documents/2015_Conference/2A-1_McCausland.pptx

McCausland R, 2014, '‘Using evaluation to reduce the numbers of Indigenous Australian women in prison’', presented at 11th EES Biennial Conference: Evaluation for an Equitable Society: Independence, Partnership, Participation, Dublin, Ireland, 01 October 2014, https://europeanevaluation.org/events/international-energy-policies-programmes-evaluation-conference-ieppec/

McCausland R, 2005, '‘Petrol bowsers for washing kids’ faces: a ‘new conversation’ in Indigenous policy’', presented at Australian Social Policy Conference, Sydney, 30 September 2005, https://www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/sites/www.aspc.unsw.edu.au/files/uploads/aspc_historical_conferences/2005/paper125.pdf

Reports

Martin C; Reeve R; McCausland R; Baldry E; Burton P; White R; Thomas S, 2021, Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance, AHURI Ltd, Melbourne, 361, http://dx.doi.org/10.18408/ahuri7124801, https://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/361

The Healing Foundation ; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ; McCausland R; Nettheim A; Kang C, 2021, Make Healing Happen, The Healing Foundation, Canberra, https://healingfoundation.org.au/app/uploads/2021/05/Make-Healing-Happen-Report-FINAL-May-2021.pdf

McCausland R, 2020, Supporting Aboriginal People to Age Well: Community Report

McCausland R, 2019, Yuwaya Ngarra-li Food Forum Report, Dharriwaa Elders Group and UNSW, UNSW, https://www.dharriwaaeldersgroup.org.au/images/downloads/YuwayaNgarra-liFoodForumReport27June.pdf

McCausland R, 2018, Yuwaya Ngarra-li Walgett Youth Justice Forum Report, Dharriwaa Elders Group and UNSW, UNSW, https://www.dharriwaaeldersgroup.org.au/images/downloads/Walgett-Youth-Justice-Forum-Report-June18.pdf

McCausland R; Reeve R; Gooding P; Baldry E, 2017, Cost Benefit Analysis of Support Workers in Legal Services For People with Cognitive Disability, https://socialequity.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/2477046/Unfitness-to-Plead-Project-Cost-Benefit-Analysis.pdf

McCausland R; McSherry B; Baldry E; Arstein-Kerslake A; Gooding P; Arabena K, 2017, Unfitness to Plead and Indefinite Detention of Persons with Cognitive Disabilities:Addressing the Legal Barriers and Creating Appropriate Alternative Supports in the Community, https://socialequity.unimelb.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/2477031/Unfitness-to-Plead-Main-Proj

Reeve R; McCausland R; Dowse L; Trofimovs J, 2017, Economic Evaluation of the Intellectual Disability Rights Service Criminal Justice Support Network, Intellectual Disability Behaviour Support Program, UNSW Sydney, https://idrs.org.au/site18/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Economic-Evaluation-of-Criminal-Justice-Support-Network_2017.pdf


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