Why are racial disparities in the justice system so pronounced in two countries with such distinctive racial histories? Following a year in which revelations of abuse in Australia’s juvenile detention system provoked a national discussion on the treatment of our indigenous communities, and the establishment of a federal inquiry into the average representation of indigenous Australians in prisons, the United States Studies Centre convened a gathering of international experts to examine the racial disparity affecting the justice systems in both countries and to chart a way forward.


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Race and incarceration: Comparing re-integration in Australia and the United States