Provisions of the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Qld) should be amended to allow the purpose of the Act to be fulfilled

Wood, Glenn (2015) Provisions of the Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Qld) should be amended to allow the purpose of the Act to be fulfilled. Queensland Lawyer, 35. pp. 150-169. ISSN 0312-1658

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to identify some of the practical problems associated with the implementation of the dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Qld) (DPSOA). One of the major areas of concern is that the time the released prisoner spends in custody, following a breach of a supervision order, is not added onto the prisoner's period of supervision. In that regards, the prisoner is effectively missing out on valuable rehabilitation. The Act was designed to protect the community form dangerous sexual offenders and to offer those offenders a system of rehabilitation, following their release from prison. Although the High Court has held that DPSOA is constitutionally valid, the author believes that the legislation is difficult to implement in its current form, and redrafting specific sections will make the legislation work more effectively.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2016 01:26
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 23:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Qld)
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180110 Criminal Law and Procedure
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28350

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