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NCJ Number: 184272 Find in a Library
Title: Empowerment, Prevention, and Privatisation: Issues in Aboriginal Crime Prevention (From Crime Prevention in Australia: Issues in Policy and Research, P 105-137, 1997, Pat O'Malley and Adam Sutton, eds. -- See NCJ-184267)
Author(s): Kayleen M. Hazlehurst
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 33
Sponsoring Agency: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Type: Collected Work
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper addresses the growing receptivity of communities, justice administrators, and practitioners to a range of diversionary and crime prevention options developed by indigenous people both in Australia and other countries.
Abstract: In considering community-based crime prevention programs and justice options, the author emphasizes the development of equitable relations and effective links between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, local organizations, and Federal and State government agencies. The author also looks at indigenous crime prevention initiatives derived from a "kinship" of experiences and perceptions. She notes movements in Canada toward the privatization of criminal justice options and service delivery for native people, as well as community-based programs in New Zealand that draw on traditional rehabilitation. Issues in Aboriginal crime prevention are discussed that focus on alcoholism, the reduction of offender recidivism, Aboriginal-run correctional options, community development and social recovery, and empowerment. National strategies to deal with these issues are briefly described. 70 references
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Alcohol abuse; Alcoholism; Alternatives to institutionalization; Australia; Canada; Community crime prevention programs; Corrections in foreign countries; Crime in foreign countries; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign criminal justice systems; New Zealand; Privatization in corrections; Recidivism; Rehabilitation; World criminology
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