151582 - Parole - politics and penal policy.pdf (2.08 MB)
Parole, politics and penal policy
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 10:20 authored by Freiberg, A, Lorana BartelsLorana Bartels, Fitzgerald, R, Dodd, S
This article examines the most recent changes in Australian parole laws, policies and practices in the context of the changing relations between legislatures, the courts and parole authorities. It argues that legislatures, purportedly reflecting public opinion, have become less willing to trust either the courts or parole boards and have eroded their authority, powers and discretion. It provides examples of legislative changes that have altered the purposes of parole and introduced mandatory or presumptive non parole periods, as well as overriding, by-passing and restricting parole.
Publication titleQUT Law Review
Department/SchoolFaculty of Law
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Place of publicationAustralia
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