Arresting incarceration

Arresting incarceration

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In this outstanding new study Don Weatherburn confronts the data, appalling as they are, with his characteristic plain speaking and good sense. No excuses are offered, or simple solutions applied. a€” Mark Finnane, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Griffith University This is a provocative and courageous book by a well-respected criminologist, offering a critique of the over-representation of Indigenous people in custody and of the programs and approaches that are attempting to ameliorate the situationa€bAll Australians owe it to Indigenous Australians to reduce these rates of incarceration. a€” Dr Maggie Brady, CAEPR, ANU Finally Weatherburn reviews some of the clumsy theorizing that have been at the centre of the debates about the overrepresentation of Indigenous Australians in our criminal justice system since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Death inCustody in the early 1990s. a€” Rod Broadhurst, Professor of Criminology at the ANU Despite sweeping reforms by the Keating government following the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the rate of Indigenous imprisonment has soared. What has gone wrong? In Arresting incarceration, Dr Don Weatherburn charts the events that led to Royal Commission. He also argues that past efforts to reduce the number of Aboriginal Australians in prison have failed to adequately address the underlying causes of Indigenous involvement in violent crime; namely drug and alcohol abuse, child neglect and abuse, poor school performance and unemployment.Stevenson, R, Forsythe, L aamp; Weatherburn, D 2001, a#39;The stolen goods market in New South Wales, Australiaa#39;, British Journal of Criminology, vol. ... PortJackson, free ebook, Project Gutenberg Australia, viewed on 1 February 2010 alt;http:// e00084.htmlagt;. Thornberry, T aamp; Christenson, R 1984, a#39; Unemployment and criminal involvement: An investigation of reciprocal causal structuresa#39;, anbsp;...

Title:Arresting incarceration
Author:Don Weatherburn
Publisher:Aboriginal Studies Press - 2014-03-14


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