Criminal justice system

Authors: Debus, Bob

This is an edited version of the Hon. Bob Debus’ Society of Labor Lawyers Annual lecture in memory of Frank Walker. In it, Mr Debus reflects on changes in the […]

This article critically analyses the role that criminological theory and specific policy formulations of culture play in the New Zealand state’s response to the over-representation of Maori in the criminal […]

In 2010, five white men were convicted of manslaughter for their part in an attack on an Aboriginal man that led to his death. Each was sentences to custodial terms […]

This study examines the incidence of Indigenous driving offending in the Northern Territory since 2006 and assesses the effectiveness of law enforcement in addressing this crime. The research method has […]

Authors: Cunneen, Chris

It is argued that there are many points of critique to current federal policies in relation to Indigenous people in Australia. In this opinion piece, the author focuses on one […]


The Australian Government released a Progress Update on its consideration of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission) final report. The […]

The Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council is leading the development of an Aboriginal Justice Plan for New South Wales, which will aim to reduce the over representation of Aboriginal people coming […]

This resource proposes a whole of government strategy to drive solutions to Australia’s high Aboriginal imprisonment rates and high levels of experienced violence. It proposes principles and policy responses in […]

Authors: Siegel, Natalie
Publishers: Monash University ,

Over a six-month period beginning July 2000, the author researched eight different Bush Courts in remote communities throughout the Northern Territory and Western Australia, and evaluated the level of legal […]

Authors: Nelson, Paul

This report outlines research undertaken to identify prolific offenders and their characteristics. It identified Indigenous offenders as a group significantly more likely to be prolific offenders. As prolific offenders make […]