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When it comes to crime, Indigenous Australians and African Americans deserve a ‘sentencing discount’

Except in cases of violent crime, the most disadvantaged and overrepresented offenders in the court system should automatically receive a reduction in sentencing.

Sentencing criminals involves the deliberate infliction of suffering and pain. There are many ways of determining how much hardship should be…

Source: When it comes to crime, Indigenous Australians and African Americans deserve a ‘sentencing discount’ | Mirko Bagaric | Opinion | The Guardian

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