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This Resource Sheet examines evidence for the effectiveness of mentoring programs in helping to set Indigenous young people at risk of engaging in antisocial and risky behaviours on healthier life pathways.
Mentoring is a relationship intervention strategy that research is showing...
Past critiques of the social sciences focused primarily on the identity of the researcher and his or her relationship with the ‘subject’ Indigenous person, but over time more sophisticated and practical approaches have emerged related to participantfocused methodologies and design. More specifically, past research involving...
This paper reviews the evidence on policies and programs that reduce offending by Indigenous juveniles in Australia.
Indigenous juveniles (those aged 10 to 16 years in Queensland and 10 to 17 years in all other jurisdictions) are over-represented at all stages of the criminal...
Statistics drawn from police data do not show the crime and victimisation that is never disclosed to police. This paper explores reasons for the high rates of non-disclosure of violence in Indigenous communities.
It begins by examining reasons for non-disclosure in the broader Australian...
Data indicate that Indigenous people are 15 to 20 times more likely than non-Indigenous people to commit violent offences. This report presents results of research into victimisation of, and offending by, Indigenous people.
Designed to inform and complement the work of the National Indigenous...
Looking at the patchy attention paid to the 'Standard Indigenous Question' by police around Australia, this article discusses the practical difficulties in developing appropriate policy responses to ensure that Indigenous victims of sexual violence are properly protected by the mainstream criminal justice system.
This paper argues it is well known that there is no concensus with respect to the relationship between unemployment and crime. As well, there is very little research on the linkages between crime and educational experiences of young people. In this paper the...
Examines judicial education in relation to domestic and family violence, including good practices and initiatives, why specific education, professional development and training are needed and the factors influencing judicial officer decision.
Summary This state of knowledge paper examines judicial education in relation to...
This report is the third and final in a series of reports emerging from fieldwork exploring factors that impact on rates of crime in six communities in NSW with significant Aboriginal populations.
This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing,...