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Indigenous status and sentencing : tentative theoretical explanations for disparity

Jeffries, Samantha & Bond, Christine (2008) Indigenous status and sentencing : tentative theoretical explanations for disparity. In Majoribanks, T., Barraket, J., Chang, J.S., Dawson, A., Guillemin, M., Henry-Waring, M., et al. (Eds.) The annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association 2008: Re-imagining Sociology, 2-5 December 2008, The University of Melbourne.

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Abstract

This paper briefly summarises1 findings from a South Australian study that examined whether Judges' decisions to sentence offenders to imprisonment differed between Indigenous and non-Indigenous offenders when they appeared before the court under similar circumstances. Results showed that Indigenous offenders were less likely than their non-Indigenous counterparts to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment when appearing before the court under seemingly similar circumstances. Focal concerns (attribution) perspectives are used to explore these findings.

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ID Code: 17554
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Indigenous Peoples, Sentencing
ISBN: 978-0-7340-3984-2
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Criminal Law and Procedure (180110)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law (180101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Correctional Theory Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation (160202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Access to Justice (180102)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2009 12:19
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:45

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