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Sentencing Indigenous offenders of partner violence: a fundamental comparative analysis of Indigenous sentencing courts and specialist family violence courts

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Violence in Indigenous communities is a problem which has been widely documented. One of the most common forms of violence is violence between intimate partners. Indigenous sentencing courts and specialist family violence courts are used in Australia to sentence Indigenous partner violence offenders. Our project will study seven Indigenous sentencing courts and two specialist family violence courts to determine what each court process can contribute to changing an offender¿s behaviour. The research will provide recommendations for making court processes more meaningful for Indigenous offenders and victims of partner violence and will ultimately assist in breaking the cycle of violence.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0985987

Local Award Id


  • 101837

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • Violence in Indigenous communities is a problem which has been widely documented. One of the most common forms of violence is violence between intimate partners. Indigenous sentencing courts and specialist family violence courts are used in Australia to sentence Indigenous partner violence offenders. Our project will study seven Indigenous sentencing courts and two specialist family violence courts to determine what each court process can contribute to changing an offender¿s behaviour. The research will provide recommendations for making court processes more meaningful for Indigenous offenders and victims of partner violence and will ultimately assist in breaking the cycle of violence.

Date/time Interval


  • 2009

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0985987

Local Award Id


  • 101837