Sentencing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Women in Western Australia's Higher Courts
This article presents results from an exploratory study seeking to examine the role of sentencing in the continuing overrepresentation of Indigenous women in Western Australia's prisons. Sentencing data from Western Australia's higher courts indicate that Indigenous women were less likely than non-Indigenous women to be sentenced to a term of imprisonment when appearing before the court for comparable offending behaviour and histories.
Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Courts and Sentencing