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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Alcohol 'primary cause' of Aboriginal violence

Date posted: 9 May 2010

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released a report, titled Indigenous perpetrators of violence: prevalence and risk factors for offending, that identifies several risk factors among offenders that contribute to a greater likelihood of carrying out violent crime; namely alcohol and access to pornography. The report also highlights links between crimes and the lack of access to social services and education. Rather than simply focusing on the risk factors, the report recommends violent crime could be addressed by building protective factors.

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Australian Institute of Criminology
74 Leichhardt Street
Griffith 2603 ACT
GPO Box 2944
Canberra 2601 ACT
Ph: (02) 6260 9200
Email: front.desk@aic.gov.au

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Last updated: 18 May 2010
 
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