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Parole, politics and penal policy


Freiberg, A and Bartels, L and Fitzgerald, R and Dodd, S, Parole, politics and penal policy, QUT Law Review, 18, (1) pp. 191-216. ISSN 2201-7275 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5204/qutlr.v18i1.680


This article examines the most recent changes in Australian parole laws, policies and practices in the context of the changing relations between legislatures, the courts and parole authorities. It argues that legislatures, purportedly reflecting public opinion, have become less willing to trust either the courts or parole boards and have eroded their authority, powers and discretion. It provides examples of legislative changes that have altered the purposes of parole and introduced mandatory or presumptive non parole periods, as well as overriding, by-passing and restricting parole.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:politics, penal policy, parole
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Behavioural ecology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Bartels, L (Ms Lorana Bartels)
ID Code:151582
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2022-08-02
Last Modified:2022-09-30
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