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Policing the NPY lands - The Cross-Border Justice Project

Australasian Policing
Volume 3 Issue 1 (Winter 2011)

Abstract: The responsibility for policing the NPY Lands across large areas of state and territory lands had brought logistical and operational challenges for police. Apart from the vast distances, each independent jurisdiction had different legislation, policies, authorities and protocols around policing in the area. Such factors put practical limits on police involvement and in the execution of their duties by state/territory borders across the region. These difficulties were compounded by offenders fleeing across borders to escape apprehension, the increasing mobility of the population and a 'variance in jurisdictional responses to identical problems' (Northern Territory Police 2003: 4). Perhaps most significantly the lack of a prompt front line response from police to domestic violence incidents frequently put victims at risk. Restraining orders were difficult to enforce from distances of more than 600 kilometres and offenders were seemingly well aware of the loopholes that crossing the state line provided in terms of being apprehended by police (Gordon 2007).

To cite this article: Fleming, Jenny and Sarre, Rick. Policing the NPY lands - The Cross-Border Justice Project [online]. Australasian Policing, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 2011: 21-23. Availability: <;dn=935202755378541;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1837-7009. [cited 11 Oct 15].

Personal Author: Fleming, Jenny; Sarre, Rick; Source: Australasian Policing, Vol. 3, No. 1, Winter 2011: 21-23 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1837-7009 Subject: Criminal jurisdiction; Law enforcement--Social aspects; Law enforcement--Administration; Interagency coordination; Identifier: Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands.; Cross-Border Justice Act (SA) 2009; Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council (NPYWC); Project Quadrant Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Professor and Director, Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), University of Tasmania.
(2) Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of South Australia.

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection