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Set up to Fail? Examing Australian Parole Compliance Laws through A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Lens

Henshaw, Max; Bartels, Lorana; Hopkins, Anthony


With growing prisoner and parole numbers, Australia is demonstrably failing to reduce recidivism and facilitate desistance from crime. This paper examines Australia’s parole compliance regime through the lens of therapeutic jurisprudence (‘TJ’), which we argue provides a valuable perspective for understanding how these laws can operate to break or further entrench the cycle of recidivism. Our analysis indicates that these laws are not currently ‘TJ-friendly’, as parole boards have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: University of Western Australia Law Review


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