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How does the Australian public view parole? Results from a national survey on public attitudes towards parole and re-entry

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Fitzgerald, R and Bartels, L and Freiberg, A and Cherney, A and Bulgar, S, How does the Australian public view parole? Results from a national survey on public attitudes towards parole and re-entry, Criminal Law Journal, 40, (6) pp. 307-324. ISSN 0314-1160 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

Little is known about public understanding of parole and attitudes towards its use. Given recent high-profile parole violations and resulting changes to both the laws and practice governing parole in Australia, this information has become crucial to shaping criminal justice policy. This paper presents results from the first phase of a larger study on Australian public attitudes toward parole practices and re-entry, based on data from a national survey of 1,200 adults. The results show mixed support for parole and parole board decision-making. This article discusses the implications of findings for the role of the public and public opinion in parole policy and decision-making and future research.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Criminal Law and Procedure
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Author:Bartels, L (Ms Lorana Bartels)
ID Code:114682
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2017-02-23
Last Modified:2017-10-18
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