Inequities, alternatives and future directions: Inside perspectives of Indigenous sentencing in Queensland.

Bond, Christine E.W., Jeffries, Samantha, and Loban, Heron (2013) Inequities, alternatives and future directions: Inside perspectives of Indigenous sentencing in Queensland. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 20 (6). pp. 812-823.

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Abstract

In Australia, sentencing researchers have generally focused on whether there is statistical equality/inequality in outcomes by reference to Indigenous status. However, contextualizing the sentencing process requires us to move away from a reliance on statistical analyses alone, as this approach cannot tell us whether sentencing is an equitable process for Indigenous people. Consultation with those working at the sentencing "coal face" provides valuable insight into the nexus between Indigenous status and sentencing. This article reports the main themes from surveys of the judiciary and prosecutors, and focus groups with Indigenous community justice groups undertaken in Queensland. The aim is to understand better the sentencing process for Indigenous Queenslanders. Results suggest that while there have been some positive developments in sentencing (e.g. the Murri Court, community justice groups) Indigenous offenders still face a number of inequities.

Item ID: 25857
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1934-1687
Keywords: indigenous fisheries; native title; sea rights
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 23:33
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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