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Where are Indigenous women in the sentencing of Indigenous offenders?

Funding: 2016: $40,320
2017: $50,000
2018: $70,000

Project Member(s): Anthony, T., Behrendt, L.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2016

Summary: This research will examine, for the first time in Australia, how local courts represent Indigenous women's experiences such as family violence and family responsibilities in criminal sentencing principles, and the quality of information before sentencing courts.


Anthony, T 2017, 'Are Indigenous Australians the Most Incarcerated People in the World?' in Watson, J (ed), The Conversation Yearbook 2017: 50 Articles That Informed Public Debate, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

Keywords: criminal law, sentencing principles, rehabilitation, correctional services, indigenous women, access to justice

FOR Codes: Criminal Law and Procedure, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law, Access to Justice, Criminal Justice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare, Rehabilitation and Correctional Services