Beyond mere deterrence: rethinking criminal justice policies for North Queensland

Chong, Mark David, Fellows, Jamie, and Kocsis, Richard (2018) Beyond mere deterrence: rethinking criminal justice policies for North Queensland. James Cook University Law Review, 24. pp. 209-221.

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Abstract

The role that Townsville plays in the process of developing and implementing criminal justice policies for other regional centres throughout Queensland (and regional Australia generally) cannot be discounted, notwithstanding its relatively small population or even its 'outer regional Australian' status. In fact, Townsville has recently become a crucible for some of the most cutting-edge and substantive developments in criminal justice policy-making in the state. What is particularly noteworthy is that despite the 'popular punitivism' that seems to have dominated this discourse in the political and media spheres, many, if not all, of the policies have eschewed an exclusively deterrent response to crime. This paper will attempt to explain: (l) why criminal justice policy makers should not limit themselves simply to formulating determent measures; (2) why Townsville has, in recent years (2016-18), been such a significant site in relation to developing and implementing municipal and regional criminal justice policies; and (3) what direction the Queensland criminal justice system should take in the foreseeable future.

Item ID: 57655
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-2792
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 06:21
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified @ 70%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure @ 30%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform @ 50%
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