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Indigenous courts and justice practices in Australia

24 Dec 2004
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The aim of Indigenous courts has been to make court processes more culturally appropriate, to engender greater trust between Indigenous communities and judicial officers, and to permit a more informal and open exchange of information about defendants and their cases.

Indigenous people, organisations, elders, family and kin group members are encouraged to participate in the sentencing process and to provide officials with insight into the offence, the character of victim-offender relations, and an offender's readiness to change.

Elena Marchetti and Kathleen Daly describe the range of practices used in different states and territories at year-end 2003.

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2004
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