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dc.contributor.authorPrenzler, T
dc.contributor.editorKieren Tranter
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:04:38Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:04:38Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2013-10-27T21:55:33Z
dc.identifier.issn1038-3441
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30038
dc.description.abstractThis article reviews the main recommendations and reforms emanating from the 1989 Fitzgerald Inquiry in Queensland. The ups and downs of the reform process are chronicled under the three headings of 'politics', 'criminal justice' and 'police'. In politics, there has been a retreat from Fitzgerald's vision for integrity in government, evidenced by bias in the electoral system, the failure to establish transparency in government decision-making, violations of appointment by merit, and the politicisation of policing. In criminal justice, major hypocrisies and inefficiencies remain in the operation of the law, with a regressive approach to crime reduction through over-reliance on imprisonment. In policing, the Fitzgerald vision for community policing was never implemented at the local level, and the pre-Fitzgerald model of police investigating police remains dominant. The article is focused on describing the nature and extent of the subversion of reform, with some reference to two contributing factors. The first is the gap between the general principles articulated in the Fitzgerald Report and the specific wording of its recommendations. The second concerns the power culture of the Australian Labor Party, whose winner-takes-all philosophy has triumphed over participatory democracy.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.format.extent318737 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGriffith University, Socio-Legal Research Centre
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.griffith.edu.au/criminology-law/griffith-law-review/previous-issues/volumes-12-19/volume1832009
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom576
dc.relation.ispartofpageto595
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGriffith Law Review
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolice Administration, Procedures and Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160205
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.titleReform in Politics, Criminal Justice and the Police in Post-Fitzgerald Queensland: An Assessment
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Griffith Law School. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorPrenzler, Timothy J.


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