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Sentencing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Women in Western Australia’s Higher Courts

Bond, Christine & Jeffries, Samantha (2009) Sentencing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Women in Western Australia’s Higher Courts. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 99999(1), pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

This article presents results from an exploratory study seeking to examine the role of sentencing in the continuing overrepresentation of Indigenous women in Western Australia’s prisons. Sentencing data from Western Australia’s higher courts indicate that Indigenous women were less likely than non-Indigenous women to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment when appearing before the court for comparable offending behaviour and histories.

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ID Code: 28127
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: criminal courts, Indigenous status, women, sentencing
DOI: 10.1080/13218710903089253
ISSN: 1321�8719
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Courts and Sentencing (160203)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
Deposited On: 22 Oct 2009 14:51
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:56

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