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Author Bennett, Paul, 1959- author

Title Specialist courts for sentencing Aboriginal offenders / Paul Bennett
Published Annandale, NSW : The Federation Press, 2016


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  340.5294 Ben/Scf  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 132 pages ; 21 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. How Aboriginal Courts Work -- 3. The Roles of the Participants -- 4. The Decision-making Process -- 5. What Do Aboriginal Courts Achieve? -- 6. Theory and Critiques -- 7. Conclusion.Introduction -- Specialist Courts for Sentencing Aboriginal Offenders -- Aboriginal Courts in Australia -- What are Aboriginal Courts? -- What is Their Significance? - Sources -- Limitations of the Research - Terminology - 2. How Aboriginal Courts Work - Introduction - The Magistrates Court - The Aboriginal Court: Jurisdictional Guidelines -- Plea Guidelines -- Locality Guidelines -- Offence and Jurisdictional Guidelines -- Eligibility Guidelines -- Aboriginal Court Models -- The Nunga Court Model -- Circle and Conferencing Courts -- Common Aims and Practices -- Aboriginal Court Aims -- Aboriginal Court Practices - Conclusion - 3. The Roles of the Participants - Introduction -- The Elders -- The Elders and the Aboriginal Community -- Conflict of Interest -- The Significance of the Elders -- Aboriginal Court Officers - Prosecution -- Defence Counsel -- The Defendant -- The Defendant's Family - Victims -- Service Providers - Conclusion - 4. The Decision-making Process - Introduction -- The Sentencing Process: Discussion and Decision -- The Role of the Magistrate in the Sentencing Process -- The Magistrate/Elders Relationship -- The Nature of Decision-making in the Aboriginal Court -- Is a Collaborative Approach 'Power-Sharing'? -- Sentencing Law and Aboriginality in the Aboriginal Court -- A Different Sentencing Approach - Conclusion - 5. What Do Aboriginal Courts Achieve? - Introduction -- An Overview of the Studies -- Limitations of the Research Data -- Some Aims Achieved -- Aboriginal Participation and a Culturally Relevant Court -- Better Sentencing Information -- Attendance Rates Reducing Recidivism Rates - Conclusion - 6. Theory and Critiques - Introduction -- Defining Features -- Aboriginal Courts: A Distinct Type of Court -- The Influence of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Restorative Justice -- Pragmatic Critiques -- Criticisms of Guilty Plea Guidelines -- Criticisms of Venue and Locality Guidelines -- Aboriginal Courts: Are They a 'Soft Option'? -- Research on Aboriginal Court Sentencing -- Family Violence and the Aboriginal Courts -- Radical Critiques -- Criticisms of a Separate Aboriginal Court: The 'Two Laws' - Critique -- Self-determination Critiques -- Conclusion - 7. Conclusion -- Theoretical Issues -- Aboriginal Court Structure: Formal and Informal Factors The Sentencing Dialogue -- The Decision-making Process -- Aboriginal Court Models -- What Do Aboriginal Courts Achieve? -- The Significance of Aboriginal Court Sentencing -- Conclusion - Glossary -- Appendix: Table of Aboriginal Courts - 31 July 2015
Summary The specialist Aboriginal Court is one of the most important and controversial measures introduced in recent decades to address the disadvantage and particular needs of Aboriginal people in the criminal courts of Australia. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of Aboriginal Courts and their relationship to the criminal justice system
Analysis Aboriginal courts
Notes "Aboriginal courts operate within the general criminal law, with Aboriginal cultural values and participation of Aboriginal community members influencing its structure, practices and sentencing approach. They do not apply customary law and are neither community-controlled nor diversionary courts"--Pages 4-5
Foreword by Justice Jenny Blokand
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Criminal justice system.
Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Courts of special jurisdiction -- Australia.
Courts -- Australia.
Criminal courts -- Australia.
Customary law -- Australia.
Law, Aboriginal Australian.
Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- Australia.
Author Blokand, Jenny, writer of foreword
LC no. 2015514157
ISBN 9781760020415
Other Titles Specialist courts for sentencing Aboriginal offenders : Aboriginal courts in Australia