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Lessons Lost in Sentencing: Welding Individualised Justice to Indigenous Justice

Anthony, Thalia; Bartels, Lorana; Hopkins, Anthony

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Indigenous offenders are heavily over-represented in the Australian and Canadian criminal justice systems. In the case of R v Gladue, the Supreme Court of Canada held that sentencing judges are to recognise the adverse systemic and background factors that many Aboriginal Canadians face and consider all reasonable alternatives to imprisonment in light of this. In R v Ipeelee, the Court reiterated the need to fully acknowledge the oppressive environment faced by Aboriginal Canadians throughout...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/23998
Source: Melbourne University Law Review

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