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Indigenous (in)justice: sentencing Indigenous offenders in Victoria
June 22 @ 19:30 - 21:00 AEST
HV Public Presentation (hybrid)
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Indigenous Australians are disproportionately represented in Victoria’s prisons, either on remand or under sentence. This has long been the case and reflects long-standing social and political problems, including colonialism, socioeconomic disadvantage, substance abuse and systemic intergenerational trauma.
It’s an opportunity to meet other Humanists and discuss this important issue in person.
Arie Freiberg AM is Emeritus Professor, Monash University, and former chair of the Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council. Professor Freiberg will critically examine current sentencing principles, processes and sanctions that apply to Indigenous offenders and discuss a range of possible reforms that may reduce Indigenous incarceration rates and produce a fairer system of justice.