The shifting moral compass: Post-sentence detention of sex offenders in Australia

Douglas, Heather (2011) The shifting moral compass: Post-sentence detention of sex offenders in Australia. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 17 1: 91-116.

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Author Douglas, Heather
Title The shifting moral compass: Post-sentence detention of sex offenders in Australia
Journal name Australian Journal of Human Rights
ISSN 1323-238X
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 91
End page 116
Total pages 26
Editor Michele Nichols
Place of publication Chatswood, NSW, Australia
Publisher LexisNexis Butterworths
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Subject C1
180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
Abstract In April 2010, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) handed down its decision in relation to complaints lodged by Robert Fardon and Kenneth Tillman. Fardon and Tillman complained that their continuing detention in a prison cell pursuant to legislation allowing preventive detention for serious sexual offenders in Queensland and New South Wales was punitive, and thus offended the principle of double jeopardy. In making its decision in favour of the complainants, the UNHRC discussed the nature of punitive detention and focused its attention on access to treatment and the type of accommodation provided to Fardon and Tillman. This article provides an overview of the decision of the UNHRC and then analyses recent Australian preventive detention cases to explore these two issues.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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