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Aboriginal youth and the criminal justice system : the injustice of justice? / Fay Gale, Rebecca Bailey-Harris, Joy Wundersitz
Bib ID 1720662
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Gale, Fay, 1932-2008
 
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Description Cambridge, England ; Melbourne : Cambridge University Press, 1990 
156p. : ill., 1 map ; 23cm. 
ISBN 0521374642
Summary

In response to request from Aboriginal community leaders this study examines involvement of Aboriginal youth in criminal justice process in South Australia; presents statistics for types of offence, number of offences, prior offending records, geographical variations for types of offence in metropolitan, rural, remote areas; gives socio-economic profile of offenders; discusses Aboriginal/police relations; compares treatment of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth in terms of police discretion in either arresting or reporting offender and relationship between method of apprehension or/and Screening Panel referral; discusses system of diversion - Childrens Aid Panels; examines operation of Childrens Court - nature of pleas, legal representation, reports, magistrates and judges, penalties.

Full contents Machine derived contents note: List of figures and tables; List of appendices; Preface; Introduction; 1. Blacks and the law; 2. The ideals of juvenile justice; 3. Welfare and justice: ideal intentions but differential delivery; 4. Profile of the Aboriginal young offender; 5. Police: the initiators of justice?; 6. Diversion or trial: who decides?; 7. Panels and courts: what is resolved?; 8. Justice or differential treatment?; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography. 
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Includes index.

Bibliography: p.[145]-151.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Criminal justice system.  |  Juvenile justice, Administration of -- Australia.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Law enforcement - Police-youth relations.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Human classification.  |  Law - Legal system - Magistrates.  |  Socioeconomic conditions - Living conditions.  |  Law enforcement - Criminal law and procedure.  |  Law - Legal aid services.  |  South Australia (SA)  |  Aboriginal youth  |  Criminal justice  |  Discrimination  |  South Australia  |  Statistics
Other authors/contributors Bailey-Harris, Rebecca J  |  Wundersitz, Joy

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