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The paper analyses the use of community conferencing for young people in various jurisdictions in Australia in the light of its impact in Indigenous communities. It argues that the manner in which these programs have been introduced has ignored Aboriginal rights to self-determination and has...
The over representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system is very well established. Further, the role of the police as an organ playing a key role in this over representation — as distinct from essentially passive respondents to a presumably criminal Aboriginal population — has...
Following the opening of the first privately managed prison in the UK, Wolds Remand Prison, the authors were commissioned to conduct a comparative evaluation. Studies in the USA and Australia suggest that, compared with similar prisons in the public sector, privately managed prisons appear to...
Each year, in Australia, property estimated to be valued at between two and three billion dollars is stolen from homes, shops, cars, factories and warehouses. Little of this property is recovered and returned to its owners or retained by burglars and thieves for their personal use. The remainder...
This paper presents the findings of a survey of 489 defendants appearing in Queensland Magistrates Courts. The survey was designed to collect information about police arrest, questioning and searching practices from the perspective of people who had been subject to the exercise of these powers....
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