Marchetti, Elena

Authors: Marchetti, Elena

This article examines the ethical considerations that need to be addressed when conducting research with Indigenous (and other marginalised) communities, including a need to ensure that appropriate cultural protocols are […]

Authors: Marchetti, Elena

The use of Indigenous sentencing courts and cases of family violence received criticism in ‘The Australian’ for being too lenient in R v Morgan. The criticisms related to the Court […]

Since 1999, a number of Indigenous sentencing courts have been established in Australia that use Indigenous community representatives to talk to a defendant about their offending and to assist a […]

Authors: Marchetti, Elena

In April 1991, the final national report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) was released. This report was the result of a lengthy and detailed investigation […]

Authors: Marchetti, Elena

In the previous issue of this journal, the extent to which the official reports of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) addressed the problems of Indigenous women […]

Publishers: Griffith University

The directions that responses to crime are moving are discussed: the first being innovative, promising to change established forms of criminal justice; the second being repetitive, to intensify established forms […]


In common law countries that have been colonized, the colonized peoples are overrepresented in criminal justice statistics and in rates of incarceration. Sentencing laws and court processes have, for some […]