Criminal justice system

While police cautioning and police referred conferencing are widely used throughout Australia, there has been little research on their impact on Indigenous young people. Limited evidence suggests that Indigenous young […]

The Full Court of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory can agitate and ventilate issues in the Northern Territory. With particular reference to two well covered media cases – […]

Authors: Cappo, David

The South Australia Police Operation Mandrake highlighted the very significant issue of serious repeat offending by a small number of young people. This report considers serious youth repeat offending in […]

Authors: Martin, Joanna

This paper describes the work of the Top End Women’s Legal Service (TEWLS), a community legal centre, fully funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, providing legal advice and representation to […]

Authors: Loban, Heron

These are the PowerPoint slides used as the basis of a conference paper presented at the ‘Cultural healing in criminal justice service delivery: an identification of best practice and innovation […]

Publishers: Queensland Government

This document consists of ten information sheets (each with separate title) published electronically and bound together. The information sheets describe the Ten Year Partnership, which is a Queensland Government proposal […]

This report identifies the key trends in the New Zealand Ministry of Justice’s Child and Youth Prosecution Statistics 2011. The report focuses on the characteristics and outcomes for children and […]

Underlying causes of Aboriginal over-representation

Resources Department of Justice and Community Safety (VIC),2019

Authors: Allard, Troy

The data available is reported on regard Indigenous offending patterns, finding that overrepresentation is particularly severe with regard to acts intended to cause injury, public order offences, offences against justice […]

Indigenous over-representation is the most significant social justice and public policy issue for the Australian and New Zealand criminal justice systems. Closing the gap on Indigenous overrepresentation has been identified […]

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