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.
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.
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
Repository Staff Only: item control page