Aboriginal People and Juries: Does the Composition of the Jury Matter?
This report looks at the literature on Indigenous representation on juries. Discusses the work of the jury in the criminal justice system in Australia and in other countries where juries are part of the legal system. Looks at ethnic minority representation on juries and examines methods to ensure greater minority representation on juries, in particular methods adopted to accommodate Aboriginal cultural perspectives in the courtroom. Provides a section dealing with literature discussing the relationships between Aboriginal people and the legal system in Australia. Includes a bibliography and a glossary. Hutchings is a research fellow at the Aboriginal Research Institute Centre of Excellence in the University of SA. Israel is a lecturer in criminology at Flinders University.
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