ARC grant for research into 'the role of cultural factors in the sentencing of Indigenous sex offenders in the Northern Territory'.

Congratulations to Professor Megan Davis, Associate Professor Anne Cossins and Kyllie Cripps who were awarded $230,000 by the Australian Research Council for research on the role of cultural factors in the sentencing of Indigenous sex offenders in the Northern Territory.

The role of cultural factors in the sentencing of Indigenous sex offenders in the Northern Territory

2013          $80,000.00

2014          $75,000.00

2015          $75,000.00

Total          $230,000.00

 

Primary FoR          1602          CRIMINOLOGY

Administering Organisation          The University of New South Wales

Project Summary

This is a study of the impact of extra-legal factors about sexuality and Indigenous culture on the sentencing of Indigenous sex offenders in the Northern Territory. It will provide an empirical basis for future policy, legal practice and law reform relating to sentencing in sexual assault cases in the Northern Territory, with broader application to other Australian jurisdictions.