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NCJ Number: NCJ 114122     Find in a Library
Title: Imprisonment: The Aboriginal Experience in Western Australia
Author(s): R Midford
  Journal: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology  Volume:21  Issue:3  Dated:(September 1988)  Pages:168-178
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 11
  Annotation: This article examines the substance of the Aboriginal Imprisonment experience from 1837 onward in terms of the influence of traditional cultural beliefs and practices. The historical factors that established the status of Aborigines, and their response to dispossession and imprisonment are described.
Abstract: Research literature suggests that the Aboriginal population in Australia holds a range of attitudes toward imprisonment that differs from those expressed within mainstream white society. Additional factors including rates of imprisonment, causes, consequences of imprisonment, changes in treatment of Aborigines, and development of a more liberal view toward their imprisonment are examined. Reform measures for redressing the cultural disadvantages experienced by the Aborigines are discussed. 33 references.
Main Term(s): Aborigines
Index Term(s): Incarceration and Imprisonment ; Inmate attitudes ; Cultural influences ; Australia
Type: Historical Overview
Country: Australia
Language: English
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