Indigenous Courts, Culture and Partner Violence
Authors: Marchetti, Elena
- -Presents new insights into Indigenous-centred responses to partner violence
- -Examines criminal justice processes, innovative justice processes, Indigenous and non-Indigenous partner violence, and Indigenous-focused sentencing initiatives
- -Speaks to academics, researchers, policy makers, police, lawyers, family violence service providers and students
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This book examines the use and impact of Australian indigenous sentencing courts in response to indigenous partner violence. In operation in Australia since 1999, these courts were first established by a magistrate in South Australia who sought to improve court communication and understanding, and trust in the criminal justice system for indigenous people. Indigenous Courts, Culture and Partner Violence is the first book to consider how the transformation of a sentencing process into one that better reflects indigenous cultural values can improve outcomes for both victims and offenders of indigenous partner violence. It asks which aspects of the sentencing process are most important in influencing a change in attitude and behaviour of indigenous offenders who repeatedly engage in abusive behaviour towards their partner, and what types of justice process better meets the relationship, rehabilitative and safety needs of indigenous partner violence offenders and their victims?
Marchetti examines the adaptation of a formal sentencing process to make it more culturally meaningful when responding to indigenous partner violence, and gauges victim and offender views about how the court process has affected their lives and relationships, and elicits their views of violence within their communities. This innovative work will be of great interest to academics, researchers, policy makers, police, lawyers, family violence service providers and students.
- About the authors
Elena Marchetti is Professor of Law at Griffith University, Australia. She is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading scholars in the area of inter-sectional race and gender studies, and has been awarded two prestigious Research Fellowships by the Australian Research Council. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of indigenous sentencing courts, family and domestic violence.
- Bibliographic Information
- Book Title
- Indigenous Courts, Culture and Partner Violence
- Elena Marchetti
- Series Title
- Palgrave Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity and Criminal Justice
- Palgrave Macmillan UK
- Copyright Holder
- The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Limited
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- Number of Pages
- XI, 214
- Number of Illustrations
- 1 b/w illustrations