Does indigeneity matter? Sentencing Indigenous offenders in South Australia’s Higher Courts
Jeffries, Samantha & Bond, Christine (2009) Does indigeneity matter? Sentencing Indigenous offenders in South Australia’s Higher Courts. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 42(1), pp. 47-71.
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In Australia, research investigating Indigenous differences in sentencing is limited. This study examines the impact of offenders’ Indigenous status on the decision to imprison and length of imprisonment in South Australia’s Higher Courts. Results indicate 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 similar circumstances. However, when sentence length was decided, Indigenous offenders were sentenced to longer periods of imprisonment. The theoretical implications of these research findings are explored including conflict and focal concerns (attribution) perspectives.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Indigenous people, Sentencing|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Australian Academic Press|
|Deposited On:||31 Mar 2009 05:39|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:56|
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