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Community initiative and reform in the administration of justice and corrections – Reflections on current and future opportunities for remote aboriginal communities in Queensland

Chantrill, Paul
June 4, 2015

Source: (1999) Paper presented at the Best Practice Interventions in Corrections for Indigenous People Conference convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with Department for Correctional Services SA and held in Adelaide, 13-15 October.

Chantrill discusses increasing community involvement in the administration of justice and rehabilitation of offenders in the state of Queensland (Australia). His discussion covers the prospects for consolidation of community involvement in corrections and local justice, and community involvement in the formulation of sentencing options. Particular aspects of this approach include community-based corrections officers, community networks of support for an emerging community justice movement, a culturally based framework of elder authority and support, and community visions for reform of justice and corrections.


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