Unjust Deserts: The Criminal Justice Wasteland of the NT
Murphy, Julian R. ‘Unjust Deserts: The Criminal Justice Wasteland of the NT,’ PacifiCrim, 12(2) (October 2015): 3.
1 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2016
Date Written: October 1, 2015
This short paper presents the authors reflections on his first 18 months working in an Aboriginal legal aid organisation in the Northern Territory of Australia. Included are descriptions of circuit or 'bush' courts; comments on sentencing practice and discussion of recent legislative expansion of powers of arrest and detention.
Keywords: bush courts, legal practice, convenience pleas, punitive sentencing, protective custody, mandatory detention, paperless arrests
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