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The Plain English Legal Dictionary

Subtitle Northern Territory Criminal Law

This Legal Dictionary contains over 300 legal terms explained in plain English. This vital resource helps lawyers, police, judges and other legal staff to communicate with Indigenous people who do not speak English as a first language. The plain English descriptions provide meaningful and clear ways to discuss complex legal topics.

CLC/Agency ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Categories Click to expand[+]
Area of Law
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Arrest, bail and going to court
  • Children and young people
  • Courts
  • Crime and offences
  • Going to court
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • Police powers
  • Prisoners
  • Victims
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children and young people
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • General public
  • Homeless people
  • Lawyers
  • Older persons
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Prisoners
  • NT
Method of Delivery
  • Publication
  • Translation or work with interpreters
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 21st December 2016
Contact Person Howard Amery
Contact Position Language Researcher
Contact Email
Contact Phone 0889844174
Production/Delivery Date 2015
Evaluation Yes
Edition 1

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

ARDS Aboriginal Corporation, Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS), North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

Review Date 21st December 2017

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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