Self-determination in the criminal justice system

RB/CIP Number: 28
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Doreen TF Chen

Self-determination has long appeared in Indigenous criminal justice policy as a conceptual foundation underpinning policy applications. However, few policy discussions have focused on the contours of self-determination as a concept or legal right. This research brief accordingly seeks to do so, as well as to outline several current policy initiatives that demonstrate varied applications of self-determination in Australia and New Zealand.