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

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

ERA Journal ID36803
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AuthorWood, Glenn
Journal TitleQueensland Lawyer
Journal Citation35, pp. 150-169
Number of Pages20
Year2015
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
ISSN0312-1658
Web Address (URL)http://www.thomsonreuters.com.au/the-queensland-lawyer-parts/productdetail/19424
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.

KeywordsDangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003 (Qld)
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020489999. Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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