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The Aurukun Rape Case, Indigenous Sentencing and the Normalisation of Disadvantage

Australian Indigenous Law Review
Volume 13 Issue 1 (2009)

Abstract: The issue of Indigenous sentencing initiatives, which acknowledge chronic disadvantage as an extenuating factor in the sentencing of Indigenous offenders, is discussed. The 2006 'Aurukun rape case' is used to explore what Indigenous sentencing is expected to accomplish. It is argued that the Australian judicial system, and its representation in the media, limits Indigenous concerns to colonial prejudice.

To cite this article: Storr, Caithleen. The Aurukun Rape Case, Indigenous Sentencing and the Normalisation of Disadvantage [online]. Australian Indigenous Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2009: 107-113. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=250564232313170;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1835-0186. [cited 06 May 16].

Personal Author: Storr, Caithleen; Source: Australian Indigenous Law Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2009: 107-113 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1835-0186 Subject: Rape; Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Sentences (Criminal procedure); Aboriginal Australians--Legal status, laws, etc.; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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