Stephane M. Shepherd
Pre-sentence reports for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: an analysis of language and sentiment
Pre-sentence reports (PSRs) provide information to courts on an individual’s background, circumstances, risks, needs and plans. This study describes the language and sentiment in these reports. The authors studied PSRs written for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people sentenced by the mainstream County Court of...
Closing the (incarceration) gap: assessing the socio-economic and clinical indicators of Indigenous males by lifetime incarceration status
This article investigates the presence and extent of an ‘incarceration gap’ with Indigenous Australian males, and to uncover which social factors characterise the disparity.
Aboriginal prisoners with cognitive impairment: Is this the highest risk group?
This study sought to examine the prevalence of cognitive impairment in a representative sample of Indigenous offenders from Victorian prisons.