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NCJ Number: 221297 Find in a Library
Title: Adult Sexual Violence in Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in Australia
Author(s): Natalie Taylor; Judy Putt
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978 1 921185 56 4
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper reports on findings from a multidimensional study investigating sexual violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (CALD) in the Commonwealth of Australia.
Abstract: Report highlights include: (1) the need for appropriate interpreters when reporting sexual violence; (2) a preference for female police officers to handle the case; (3) protection of complainants; and (4) more effective dissemination of information on how the criminal justice system processes sexual assault cases. Knowledge about sexual violence against women from indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is minimal. However, a project funded by the Office for Women (OfW) and conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) investigated the perceptions of women from indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds who had experienced sexual violence in Australia. This paper summarizes the key findings from the research which was conducted in five phases. The project involved collaborative, community-based research on sexual violence in indigenous and CALD communities. References
Main Term(s): Sexual assault
Index Term(s): Australia; Cultural influences; Female victims; Rape; Sexual assault victims; Victims in foreign countries; Victims of violent crime; Violence
Note: Trends & Issure in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 345, September 2007; downloaded on January 23, 2008.
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