skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 229127 Find in a Library
Title: Restoring Order: Crime Prevention, Policing and Local Justice in Queensland's Indigenous Communities
Author(s): Zoe Ellerman
Corporate Author: Queensland Crime and Misconduct Cmssn
Australia
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 468
Sponsoring Agency: Queensland Crime and Misconduct Cmssn
Brisbane Qld 4001, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978-1-876986-59-9
Sale Source: Queensland Crime and Misconduct Cmssn
GPO Box 3123
Level 3, Terrica Place
140 Creek Street
Brisbane Qld 4001,
Australia
Publisher: https://www.cmc.qld.gov.au 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This report argues that the task of reducing crime and violence in Queensland's Indigenous communities is central to improving relationships between police and the communities, reducing Indigenous overrepresentation in police custody, and optimizing the use of resources allocated to the criminal justice system.
Abstract: The relationship between police and Queensland's Indigenous communities remains delicately balanced despite changes in police practices for the better, especially in terms of care for Indigenous people. Policing Indigenous communities must continue to improve if crime and violence problems in these communities are to be addressed and Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system reduced. This report was prepared to assist in the development of evidence-based policy. Divided into five parts, part 1 of the report provides the background picture for examination of three terms of reference: 1) possible changes to existing police policy and procedure that would result in improved relations between the Queensland police and Queensland's Indigenous communities, 2) current practices relating to detention in police custody in remote communities, 3) the optimal use of existing and future State resources available to deliver criminal justice services in the Indigenous communities. Part 2 responds to the first term of reference and deals with improving relationship between the police and people in Queensland's Indigenous communities. Part 3 responds to the second term of reference dealing with issues relating to the detention of people in police custody in Queensland's Indigenous communities. Part 4 responds to the third term of reference considering the question of what should be done to ensure the optimal use of existing and future resources in delivering criminal justice services to Queensland's Indigenous communities. The report concludes with the identification of six principles believed to be fundamental to any effort to reduce crime and violence in these communities. Each is associated with a recommendation, and a number of actions that have been suggested throughout the report. Appendixes 1-6 and references
Main Term(s): Foreign police/community relations
Index Term(s): Australia; Community crime prevention programs; Community relations; Foreign police; Police community relations; Police community relations programs; Police crime-prevention; Police effectiveness; Police-citizen interactions; Public Opinion of the Police
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=251154

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.