Articles by: Lora Chapman

Author Biography:

Lora is a writer and practicing social worker. She holds a PhD in anthropology and is passionate about social issues that impact children and young people.

The Mask of Curfew in Alice Springs

The recent execution and looming possibility of a reinstated youth curfew are unlikely to quell well-established divisions between the town’s Aboriginal and settler-Australian populations.

‘Breaking the Cycle’?: Criminalising youth in Alice Springs‘

Government approaches that frame young street-walkers as ‘anti-social’ individuals who have followed the wrong ‘path’ are inherently divisive.