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Prosecution and Punishment of People Smugglers in Australia 2008โ€“2011

Andreas Schloenhardt and Charles Martin (2012) 40 (1)

This article provides an analysis of people smuggling prosecutions in Australia from 2008 to 2011. Based on the available case law, the article develops a profile of 'typical' people smuggling offenders, examines sentencing trends, and analyses the role of smuggled migrants. The article concludes that current prosecutorial and sentencing practice have had no success in deterring people smuggling and develops a number of recommendations for law reform and policy change.

Vol 40, Issue 1, 2012

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