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dc.contributor.authorJeffries, Samanthaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBond, Christineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:20:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:20:39Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2013-09-19T23:03:37Z
dc.identifier.issn14407833en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1440783310365584en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/53246
dc.description.abstractIn their statistical analyses of higher court sentencing in South Australia, Jeffries and Bond (2009) found evidence that Indigenous offenders were treated more leniently than non-Indigenous offenders, when they appeared before the court under similar numerical circumstances. Using a sample of narratives for criminal defendants convicted in South Australia's higher courts, the current article extends Jeffries and Bond's (2009) prior statistical work by drawing on the 'focal concerns' approach to establish whether, and in what ways, Indigeneity comes to exert a mitigating influence over sentencing. Results show that the sentencing stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous offenders differed in ways that may have reduced assessments of blameworthiness and risk for Indigenous defendants. In addition, judges highlighted a number of Indigenous-specific constraints that potentially could result in imprisonment being construed as an overly harsh and costly sentence for Indigenous offenders.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltden_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom219en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto237en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of sociologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume46en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCourts and Sentencingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160203en_US
dc.titleNarratives of mitigation Sentencing Indigenous criminal defendants in South Australia’s higher courtsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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