Does Indigeneity matter? Sentencing Indigenous offenders in South Australia's higher courts

Jeffries, Samatha and Bond, Christine (2009) Does Indigeneity matter? Sentencing Indigenous offenders in South Australia's higher courts. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 42 1: 47-71. doi:10.1375/acri.42.1.47


Author Jeffries, Samatha
Bond, Christine
Title Does Indigeneity matter? Sentencing Indigenous offenders in South Australia's higher courts
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0157-1532
Publication date 2009-04
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1375/acri.42.1.47
Volume 42
Issue 1
Start page 47
End page 71
Total pages 25
Editor Paul Mazerolle
Place of publication Bowen Hills Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
C Society
940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
940402 Crime Prevention
160203 Courts and Sentencing
169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Abstract In Australia, research investigating Indigenous differences in sentencing is limited.This study examines the impact of offenders' Indigenous status on the decision to imprison and length of imprisonment in South Australia's Higher Courts. Results indicate that Indigenous offenders were less likely than their non-Indigenous counterparts to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment when appearing before the court under similar circumstances. However, when sentence length was decided, Indigenous offenders were sentenced to longer periods of imprisonment. The theoretical implications of these research findings are explored including conflict and focal concerns (attribution) perspectives.
Keyword sentencing
Indigenous people
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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