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Implementing restorative justice to address Indigenous youth recidivism and over-incarceration in the ACT: navigating law reform dynamics

Chua, Sarah; Foley, Tony


There is a recurrent and intensifying problem of over-incarceration and recidivism among Indigenous youths in Australia. Although less than five per cent of young Australians are Indigenous, they account for almost half of the youths in detention. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found that between 2009 and 2013 the level of Indigenous over-representation among detained youths increased from 26 to 31 times the non-Indigenous rate. The latest Indigenous disadvantage report...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Indigenous Law Review


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