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Indigenous Australians, mental and cognitive impairment and the criminal justice system: A complex web

Indigenous Law Bulletin
Volume 8 Issue 9 (Nov/Dec 2013)

Abstract: The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with mental and cognitive impairment in the Australian criminal justice systems ('CJS'), particularly in prisons, is of grave concern. Social justice, human rights and anti-discrimination challenges emerge from the systematic enmeshment of this group in criminal justice systems in all Australian jurisdictions.

To cite this article: MacGillivray, Peta and Baldry, Eileen. Indigenous Australians, mental and cognitive impairment and the criminal justice system: A complex web [online]. Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 9, Nov/Dec 2013: 22-26. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=801891106617110;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1328-5475. [cited 27 Sep 16].

Personal Author: MacGillivray, Peta; Baldry, Eileen; Source: Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 9, Nov/Dec 2013: 22-26 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1328-5475 Subject: Indigenous peoples--Health and hygiene; Criminal justice, Administration of; Mental health; Mild cognitive impairment; Prisoners--Mental health; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Researcher and Project Manager, IAMHDCD Project, School of Social Sciences, UNSW
(2) Professor of Criminology and Lead Chief Investigator, IAMHDCD Project, School of Social Sciences, UNSW

Database: Indigenous Collection