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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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