Sentencing – Aboriginal Offenders. Adam, Stewart & Katherine. Factors of Aboriginal Sentencing. Lack of educational opportunity High levels of unemployment High levels of drug/alcohol abuse All of which contribute to high rates of perpetrators and Aboriginal victims
Adam, Stewart & Katherine
The court recognizes the relationship between alcohol/drug abuse, violence and aboriginal communities. Other remedies are required other than imprisonment to solve the issue.
The court must avoid any hint of racism, paternalism, or collective guilt. However, the court must realistically and objectively asses the seriousness of the crime