Title

Indigenous partner violence, Indigenous sentencing courts, and pathways to desistance

RIS ID

109521

Publication Details

E. Marchetti & K. Daly, 'Indigenous partner violence, Indigenous sentencing courts, and pathways to desistance' (2017) 23 (12) Violence Against Women: an international and interdisciplinary journal 1513-1535.

Abstract

Mainstream sentencing courts do little to change the behavior of partner violence offenders, let alone members of more socially marginal groups. Indigenous offenders face a court system that has little relevance to the complexity of their relations and lived experiences. Assisted by respected Elders and Community Representatives, Australian Indigenous sentencing courts seek to create a more meaningful sentencing process that has a deeper impact on Indigenous offenders' attitudes and, ultimately, their behavior. Drawing from interviews with 30 Indigenous offenders, we explore the ways in which the courts can motivate Indigenous partner violence offenders on pathways to desistence.

Grant Number

ARC/DP0985987

Grant Number

ARC/FT140100313

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