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“What Works At One Arm Point? A Study In The Transportation Of A Penal Concept”

Worrall, Anne
June 4, 2015

Source: (2000) Probation Journal. 47: 243

The state of Western Australia, which has a Criminal Justice System
similar in many respects to that of England and Wales, has imported
and adapted the What Works orthodoxy developed in North America
and the UK. Drawing on exploratory research in this region, Anne
Worrall highlights the dangers of an ‘international trade in penal
ideas’which fails to take greater account of issues such as the loss of
traditional culture and breakdown of kinship systems in Aboriginal


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