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A Just Measure of Shame? Aboriginal Youth and Conferencing in Australia

Blagg, Harry
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) British Journal of Criminology 37(4): 481-501. Reprinted in Restorative Justice. Declan Roche (2003), ed. Pp. 313-333. The International Library of Essays in Law & Legal Theory, Second Series. Aldershot, Hants, England: Dartmouth/Ashgate.

Explores the limits of `reintegrative shaming’ and family conferencing as encapsuled in the `Wagga Model’ popular in Australia in 1997. Argument against model used in reduction of over-representation of Aboriginal people incustody; What the model is based on; What assumptions was made about indigeneous people that can be dangerous; Indepth look at issue.


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