Views on alternatives to imprisonment: A Citizens Jury Approach


This study by a team of Indigenous and non- Indigenous researchers aimed to explore, through Citizens Juries, the opinions and views of a critically informed public towards offenders, incarceration and alternatives to incarceration. The research focused on a range of non-punitive approaches to addressing offenders, including Justice Reinvestment. The study used a qualitative research methodology, with the research comprising three Citizens Juries (held in Sydney, Canberra and Perth), an evaluation of the jury processes in each city and also semi-structured interviews with policymakers.

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