Crime and justice issues

  title={Crime and justice issues},
  author={M. Dodson and B. Hunter},
  • M. Dodson, B. Hunter
  • Published 2006
  • Geography
  • The over-representation of Indigenous Australians in prison continues to be a serious problem, more than a decade after the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCADC) were handed down (Baker 2001; Williams 2001). 1 For example, Baker (2001) finds that the over-representation stems initially from the higher rate of appearance at court by Indigenous Australians, but is amplified at the point of sentencing, with Indigenous offenders sentenced to imprisonment… CONTINUE READING