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This section provides recent references compiled from our bibliographic database relating to the health of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offender population in general. The references include journal articles, reports, theses, and other literature. To access our complete database please use our bibliography.

2017

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017)

Corrective services, Australia, December quarter 2016.

Retrieved 16 March 2017 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4512.0?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2017)

Recorded crime - offenders, 2015-16.

Retrieved 8 February 2017 from

Northern Territory: youth justice supervision in 2015-16 (2017)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017)

Youth justice in Australia 2015-16.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Bracknell C, Kickett C (2017)

Inside Out: an Indigenous community radio response to incarceration in Western Australia.

ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures; 1(1): 81-98

Bryant W, Bricknell S (2017)

Homicide in Australia 2012-13 to 2013-14: National Homicide Monitoring Program report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Bushnell A (2017)

Indigenous Australians and the criminal justice system.

Melbourne: Institute of Public Affairs

Collaboration for Impact (2017)

Growing our kids up safe smart and strong.

: Collaboration for Impact

This video describes the story of the Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Project in Bourke, New South Wales. The project is an innovative, Indigenous led partnership aimed at creating a safer community in Bourke and better lives for young people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Commission for Children and Young People (2017)

The same four walls: Inquiry into the use of isolation, separation and lockdowns in the Victorian youth justice system.

Victoria: Commission for Children and Young People

Crime Statistics Agency (2017)

The cautious approach: police cautions and the impact on youth reoffending.

Melbourne: Crime Statistics Agency

Dawes G, Davidson A, Walden E, Isaacs S (2017)

Keeping on country: understanding and responding to crime and recidivism in remote Indigenous communities.

Australian Psychologist; 52(4): 306-315

Day A, Wodak J, Graffam J, Baldry E, Davey L (2017)

Prison industry and desistance from crime: an Australian programme.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; Latest articles(https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2017.1327311):

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2017)

Closing the Gap Prime Minister's report 2017.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This publication is the ninth Closing the Gap report produced since targets were set by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in 2008. Over the long-term there are improvements across a number of the targets, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of the outcomes set by COAG. While many successes are being achieved locally, at a national level, only one of the seven closing the gap targets is on track to be achieved this year. The report highlights that it is a shared responsibility of all governments to partner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in order to meet the Closing the Gap targets. The report covers:

  • appreciating our national culture
  • infancy and early childhood
  • education
  • employment
  • economic development
  • healthy lives
  • safe and strong communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

EBCunningham, BHajarizadeh, Bretana NA, Amin J, Betz-Stablein B, Dore GJ, Luciani F, Teutsch S, Dolan K, Lloyd AR, Grebely J (2017)

Ongoing incident hepatitis C virus infection among people with a history of injecting drug use in an Australian prison setting, 2005-2014: The HITS-p study.

Journal of Viral Hepatitis; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jvh.12701): 1-9

Fitts MS, Palk GR, Lennon AJ, Clough AR (2017)

The characteristics of young Indigenous drink drivers in Queensland, Australia.

Traffic Injury Prevention; 18(3): 237-243

Gannoni A, Goldsmid S (2017)

Readiness to change drug use and help-seeking intentions of police detainees: findings from the DUMA program.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Heath M (2017)

Reflections on a trial.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(28): 4-7

Human Rights Law Centre, Change the Record Coalition Steering Committee (2017)

Over-represented and overlooked: the crisis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s growing over-imprisonment.

Sydney: Change the Record Coalition

Hurren E, Stewart A, Dennison S (2017)

Transitions and turning points revisited: a replication to explore child maltreatment and youth offending links within and across Australian cohorts.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 65: 24-36

Just Reinvest NSW (2017)

Smarter sentencing and parole law reform: policy paper: key proposals #1.

Sydney: Just Reinvest NSW

Malvaso CG, Delfabbro PH, Day A (2017)

The child protection and juvenile justice nexus in Australia: a longitudinal examination of the relationship between maltreatment and offending.

Child Abuse & Neglect; 64: 32-46

Marchetti E, Daly K (2017)

Indigenous partner violence, Indigenous sentencing courts, and pathways to desistance.

Violence Against Women; 23(12): 1513-1535

McMillan M, Rigney S (2017)

Race, reconciliation, and justice in Australia: from denial to acknowledgment.

Ethnic and Racial Studies; Latest articles(https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2017.1340653):

Myers H, Segal L, Lopez D, Li IW, Preen DB (2017)

Impact of family-friendly prison policies on health, justice and child protection outcomes for incarcerated mothers and their dependent children: a cohort study protocol.

BMJ Open; 7(8): e016302

Retrieved 27 August 2017 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016302

Ogloff JRP, Pfeifer JE, Shepherd SM, Ciorciari J (2017)

Assessing the mental health, substance abuse, cognitive functioning, and social/emotional well-being needs of Aboriginal prisoners in Australia.

Journal of Correctional Health Care; Online First(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1078345817723345): 1-14

Porter AJ (2017)

Seagull syndrome: relationships between patrol workers and government officials in NSW, Australia.

International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; 6(1): 35-50

PricewaterhouseCoopers (2017)

Indigenous incarceration: unlock the facts.

Canberra: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Rossiter C, Power T, Fowler C, Jackson D, Roche M, Dawson A (2017)

'Learning to become a better man': Insights from a fathering programme for incarcerated Indigenous men.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 52(1): 13-31

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory (2017)

Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory: interim report.

Canberra: Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory

Shepherd SM, Ogloff J RP, Shea D, Pfeifer JE, Paradies Y (2017)

Aboriginal prisoners and cognitive impairment: the impact of dual disadvantage on social and emotional wellbeing.

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12357):

Simpson PL, Butler T, Dodson M, Levy M, Kaldor J, Allsop S, Gray D, Wilhelm K, Al-Yaman F, Doyle M, Lafferty L (2017)

The Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group community report.

Sydney: Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales

Simpson PL, Guthrie J, Butler T (2017)

Prison health service directors' views on research priorities and organizational issues in conducting research in prison: outcomes of a national deliberative roundtable.

International Journal of Prisoner Health; 13(2): 113-123

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2017)

Report on government services 2017, volume C: Justice.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Valuri GM, Morgan F, Jablensky A, Morgan VA (2017)

Impact of social disadvantage and parental offending on rates of criminal offending among offspring of women with severe mental illness.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; OnlineFirst(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867416688099):

Weatherburn D, Routledge K (2017)

Indigenous imprisonment in NSW: a closer look at the trend.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Whellum P (2017)

Missed opportunities for culturally appropriate imprisonment of APY offenders: the cross border justice act 2009 (SA).

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(28): 20-23

Wilson H, Brener L, Jackson LC, Saunders V, Johnson P, Treloar C (2017)

HCV knowledge among a sample of HCV positive Aboriginal Australians residing in New South Wales.

Psychology, Health & Medicine; 22(5): 625-632

Wilson M, Jones J, Butler T, Simpson P, Gilles M, Baldry E, Levy M, Sullivan E (2017)

Violence in the lives of incarcerated Aboriginal mothers in Western Australia.

SAGE Open; 2017(January-March 2017): 1-16

2016

Finlay SM, Williams M, McInerney M, Sweet M, Ward M, eds. (2016)

#JustJustice: tackling the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Online: Croakey.org

This book is a collection of more than 90 articles from over 70 contributors, which profile solutions to the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The articles were published over a period in 2015-16 via Croakey, with funding from a crowdfunded #JustJustice campaign.

This book aims to provide a significant intervention into public and policy debate about the over-incarceration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. By privileging the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the country, and taking a strengths-based, solutions-focused approach, this book reveals the depth of knowledge, social and cultural capital, and leadership among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The book is split into a number of sections, which discuss:

  • cultural solutions
  • stories from the heart
  • landmarks in advocacy
  • Indigenous leadership
  • community driven innovation - justice reinvestment
  • focus on disabilities
  • trauma-informed solutions
  • caring for youth
  • health leadership
  • addressing racism
  • Don Dale
  • time for action
  • the #JustJustice story.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Aalders R (2016)

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Abbott P, Magin P, Hu W (2016)

Healthcare delivery for women in prison: a medical record review.

Australian Journal of Primary Health; Online early(http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PY15110):

Abraham A, Campbell A, Roberts A, Patman C, Dick D, Potts H, Smith J, Gray K, Wright P, Quiggin R (2016)

Social justice and native title report 2016.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication, prepared annually in accordance with the Australian Human Rights Commission Act (1986) and the Native Title Act (1993), examines the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016. The report covers the following topics:

  • Chapter one: a snapshot of the key issues and developments that have affected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the enjoyment and exercise of their human rights during 2015-2016.
  • Chapter two: examines the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the economy through greater choice, participation and control over their own income.
  • Chapter three: an overview of the significant issues that have risen in relation to the exercise and enjoyment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' native title rights and interests under the Native Title Act 1993.
  • Chapter four: looks at Australia's human rights performance through the lens of the Universal Periodic Review process, with particular reference to the human rights issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The report provides recommendations to Government.

Abstract from authors

Amnesty International Australia (2016)

'Heads held high': keeping Queensland kids out of detention, strong in culture and community.

Sydney: Amnesty International Australia

Australian Attorney-General's Department (2016)

Consultation draft terms of reference - ALRC inquiry into the incarceration rate of Indigenous Australians.

Canberra: Australian Attorney-General's Department

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Corrective services, Australia, December quarter 2015.

Retrieved 17 March 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4512.0?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Prisoners in Australia, 2016.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016)

Recorded crime - offenders, 2014-15.

Retrieved 24 February 2016 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4519.0?OpenDocument

First entry to youth justice supervision: 2014-15 (2016)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Medication use by Australia’s prisoners 2015: how is it different from the general community?.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Remoteness, socioeconomic position and youth justice supervision: 2014-15 (2016)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)

Youth justice in Australia 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Youth justice supervision history: 2014-15 (2016)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Red Cross (2016)

Rethinking justice: vulnerability report 2016.

Melbourne: Australian Red Cross

Baldry E, McCausland R, Dowse L, McEntyre E, MacGillivray P (2016)

'It's just a big vicious cycle that swallows them up': Indigenous people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(22): 10-16

Barter A (2016)

The 'other's' encounters with the Australian judiciary.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(23): 15-18

Bennett P (2016)

Specialist courts for sentencing Aboriginal offenders: Aboriginal courts in Australia.

Annandale, NSW: Federation Press

Borschmann R, Thomas E, Moran P, Carroll M, Heffernan E, Spittal MJ, Sutherland G, Alati R, Kinner SA (2016)

Self-harm following release from prison: a prospective data linkage study.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; Online before print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0004867416640090):

Brown D, Cunneen C, Schwartz M, Stubbs J, Young C (2016)

Justice reinvestment: winding back imprisonment.

Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan

Children’s Commissioner (2016)

Own initiative investigation report: services provided by the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services to Don Dale Youth Detention Centre, Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre: final investigation report.

Darwin: Office of the Children’s Commissioner Northern Territory

Cooter EV (2016)

'Neurodiversion': incorporating frontal lobe rehabilitation treatment for impulse-control management in the rehabilitation of criminal offenders in Australia.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Bond University: Robina, Qld

Cullen P, Clapham K, Byrne J, Hunter K, Senserrick T, Keay L, Ivers R (2016)

The importance of context in logic model construction for a multi-site community-based Aboriginal driver licensing program.

Evaluation and Program Planning; 57(August 2016): 8-15

Cunneen C (2016)

Indigenous peoples and rural criminology.

In: Donnermeyer JF, ed. The Routledge international handbook of rural criminology. 1st ed. New York: Routledge: 365-375 (chapter 35)

Cunneen C (2016)

When does transitional justice begin and end? Colonised peoples, liberal democracies and restorative justice.

In: Clamp K, ed. Restorative justice in transitional settings. Milton Park, UK: Routledge: 190-201 (chapter 11)

Dawes G (2016)

Keeping on country: Doomadgee and Mornington Island recidivism research report.

Townsville, Qld: North and West Remote Health

Delaney-Thiele D, Lloyd JE, Abbott P, Baldry E, McEntyre E, Malera-Bandjalan K, Reath J, Indig D, Sherwood J, Harris MF (2016)

How primary health care can better support the families of Aboriginal Australians in contact with the criminal justice system: a human rights approach.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 40(Jan/Dec 2016): 25-33

Dodson P (2016)

25 years on from Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody recommendations.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(23): 24-29

Dowell CM, Preen DB, Segal L (2016)

Quantifying maternal incarceration: a whole-population linked data study of Western Australian children born 1985–2011.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12613):

Finnane M, Kaladelfos A (2016)

Race and justice in an Australian court: prosecuting homicide in Western Australia, 1830–1954.

Australian Historical Studies; 47(3): 443-461

Freckelton IQC (2016)

Sentencing offenders with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): the challenge of effective management.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; 23(6): 815-825

Giles M (2016)

Study in prison reduces recidivism and welfare dependence: a case study from Western Australia 2005–2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Growns B, Kinner S, Baldry E, Conroy E, Larney S (2016)

Supported accommodation services for people released from custody: a systematic review to inform the development of the Rainbow Lodge Program.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Hamburger K, Ferris A, Downes L, Hocken J, Ellis-Smith T, McAllister N (2016)

A safer Northern Territory through correctional interventions: report of the review of the Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services: summary, findings and recommendations.

Darwin: Northern Territory Department of the Attorney-General and Justice

Heffernan E (2016)

The mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, The University of Queensland: Brisbane

Hefler M, Hopkins R, Thomas DP (2016)

Successes and unintended consequences of the Northern Territory’s smoke-free prisons policy: results from a process evaluation.

Public Health Research & Practice; 26(2): 1-8

Henderson E, Shackleton N (2016)

Minority rights advocacy for incarcerated Indigenous Australians: the impact of Article 27 of the ICCPR.

Alternative Law Journal; 41(4): 244-248

Holcombe S (2016)

Human rights, colonial criminality, and the death of Kwementyaye Briscoe in custody: a Central Australian case study.

Political and Legal Anthropology Review; 39(S1): 104-120

Housing and Homelessness Reporting and Development Unit (2016)

Vulnerable young people: interactions across homelessness, youth justice and child protection: 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Kapellas K, Jamieson LM (2016)

Historical consequences of colonialism, disempowerment, and reactionary government decisions in relation to imprisonment rates in Australia's Northern Territory: a potential solution.

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; 27(1 Supplement): 11-29

Keyzer P, O'Donovan D (2016)

Imprisonment of indigenous people with cognitive impairment: what do professional stakeholders think? What might human rights-compliant legislation look like?.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(22): 17-20

Klein E, Jones M, Cubillo E (2016)

Have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services failed? A response to Weatherburn.

Australian Review of Public Affairs; 14(1):

KPMG (2016)

Unlocking the Future: Maranguka justice reinvestment project in Bourke preliminary assessment.

Sydney: KPMG

La Macchia M (2016)

An introduction to over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system.

Melbourne: Australian Policy Online

Lafferty L, Treloar C, Chambers GM, Butler T, Guthrie J (2016)

Contextualising the social capital of Australian Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men in prison.

Social Science & Medicine; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.08.040):

Larney S, Zador D, Sindicich N, Dolan K (2016)

A qualitative study of reasons for seeking and ceasing opioid substitution treatment in prisons in New South Wales, Australia.

Drug and Alcohol Review; Early View(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12442): 1-6

Macdonald J, Scholes T, Powell K (2016)

Listening to Australian Indigenous men: stories of incarceration and hope.

Primary Health Care Research & Development; 17(6): 568-577

McRae-Williams E (2016)

Pathways of learning for employment within a correctional centre: the remote Aboriginal experience.

Alice Springs: Ninti One Limited

Morrissey H, Ball P, Boland M, Hefler M, Thomas DP (2016)

Constituents of smoke from cigarettes made from diverted nicotine replacement therapy patches.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 35(2): 206-211

Muhunthan J, Eades A-M, Jan S (2016)

UN-led Universal Periodic Review highly critical of Australia's record on human rights and health for Indigenous Australians.

BMJ Global Health; 1(1): e000018

Retrieved 12 May 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2015-000018

Munro-Harrison E, Trounson J, Ironfield N (2016)

A culturally safe education engagement model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men in prison.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 40(Jan/Dec 2016): 34-35

Mutch RC, Jones HM, Bower C, Watkins RE (2016)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: using knowledge, attitudes and practice of justice professionals to support their educational needs.

Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology; 23(1): e77-e89

O'Leary J (2016)

Protecting children from harm in juvenile detention.

Alternative Law Journal; 41(4): 239-243

Olds J, Reilly R, Yerrell P, Stajic J, Micklem J, Morey K, Brown A (2016)

Exploring barriers to and enablers of adequate healthcare for Indigenous Australian prisoners with cancer: a scoping review drawing on evidence from Australia, Canada and the United States.

Health & Justice; 4(5): 1-9

Owen C (2016)

Every mother's son is guilty: policing the Kimberley frontier of Western Australia 1882-1905.

Perth: UWA Publishing

Passmore HM, Giglia R, Watkins RE, Mutch RC, Marriott R, Pestell C, Zubrick SR, Rainsford C, Walker N, Fitzpatrick JP, Freeman J, Kippin N, Safe B, Bower C (2016)

Study protocol for screening and diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) among young people sentenced to detention in Western Australia.

BMJ Open; 6: e012184

Retrieved 22 June 2016 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012184

Payne JL, Piquero AR (2016)

The concordance of self-reported and officially recorded lifetime offending histories: results from a sample of Australian prisoners.

Journal of Criminal Justice; 46: 184-195

Porter AJ, Behrendt L, Vivian A (2016)

Factors affecting crime rates in six rural Indigenous communities.

In: Donnermeyer JF, ed. The Routledge international handbook of rural criminology. 1st ed. New York: Routledge: 33-44 (chapter 4)

Porter AJ (2016)

Decolonizing policing: Indigenous patrols, counter-policing and safety.

Theoretical Criminology; Online before print(http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362480615625763):

Rogerson B, Jacups SP, Caltabiano N (2016)

Cannabis use, dependence and withdrawal in Indigenous male inmates.

Journal of Substance Use; 21(1): 65-71

Sarre R, Putt J (2016)

The Australian Cross-border Justice Scheme: an evaluation of a unique policing experiment.

Police Practice and Research; 17(2): 126-135

Schlump A, Sweeney J (2016)

Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Sentencing Advisory Council (2016)

Victoria's prison population 2005 to 2016.

Melbourne: Sentencing Advisory Council

Sindicich N, Zador D, Larney S, Dolan K (2016)

Patient motivations, perceptions and experiences of opioid substitution therapy in prison.

Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Stavrou E, Poynton S, Weatherburn D (2016)

Parole release authority and re-offending.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2016 report.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the seventh report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report is produced by the Steering Committee, commissioned by the Council of Australia Governments (COAG), in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The Steering Committee is advised by a working group made up of representatives from all Australian governments, the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

The report measures progress in relation to COAG Closing the Gap targets and against 52 indicators. Progress is measured across a range of areas including governance, leadership and culture, early childhood, education, health, home and safe and supportive communities. The report also includes case studies on things that work to improve outcomes.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016)

Report on government services 2016, volume C: Justice.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Sutherland P, Millsteed M (2016)

Patterns of recorded offending behaviour amongst young Victorian offenders.

Melbourne: Crime Statistics Agency

Sweeney J, Schlumpp A (2016)

Young people returning to sentenced youth justice supervision 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Trevena J, Poynton S (2016)

Does a prison sentence affect future domestic violence reoffending?.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Watt BD, O'Leary J, O'Toole S (2016)

Juvenile fitness for trial: lawyer and youth justice officer professional survey.

Psychiatry, Psychology and Law; Latest articles(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2016.1220036):

Weatherburn D, Ramsey S (2016)

Trends in Indigenous offending NSW: 2001-2015.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Weatherburn D, Ramsey S (2016)

What’s causing the growth in Indigenous Imprisonment in NSW?.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Williams MS (2016)

Justice reinvestment: the cost benefits of trusting and supporting indigenous people to mediate their troubles.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(22): 21-27

Willis M, Baker A, Cussen T, Patterson E (2016)

Self-inflicted deaths in Australian prisons.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

2015

Agnew-Pauley W, Holmes J (2015)

Re-offending in NSW.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Corrective services, Australia, June quarter 2015.

Retrieved 10 September 2015 from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Latestproducts/4512.0Main%20Features1June%20Quarter%202015?opendocument&tabname=Summary&prodno=4512.0&issue=June%20Quarter%202015&num=&view=

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Corrective services, Australia, March quarter 2015.

Retrieved 11 June 2015 from http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/4512.0?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Corrective services, Australia, September quarter 2015.

Retrieved 3 December 2015 from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4512.0Main+Features1September%20Quarter%202015?OpenDocument

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Criminal courts, Australia, 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Prisoners in Australia, 2015.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2015)

Recorded crime - offenders, 2013-14.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Australia's welfare 2015: in brief.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Avery A, Kinner SA (2015)

A robust estimate of the number and characteristics of persons released from prison in Australia.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12346):

Baldry E, McCausland R, Dowse L, McEntyre E (2015)

A predictable and preventable path: Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system.

Sydney: University of New South Wales

This publication reports on the Indigenous Australians with mental health disorders and cognitive disability in the criminal justice system project. The project involved the development of an in-depth representation of the interactions of diagnoses, vulnerabilities, complex support needs and intensive interventions and how these integrate for Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities in the criminal justice system. The report provides detailed quantitative analysis of the 676 Indigenous men and women from New South Wales and the Northern Territory criminal justice systems who participated in the project. The report also includes the views of the community regarding systematic and social challenges, service failures, positive interventions and culturally responsive approaches and remedies.

Abstract adapted from authors

Bartels L, Bolitho J, Richards K (2015)

Indigenous young people and the NSW children's court: magistrates' perceptions of the court's criminal jurisdiction.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(2): 34-44

Blagg H, Tulich T, Bush Z (2015)

Diversionary pathways for Indigenous youth with FASD in Western Australia: decolonising alternatives.

Alternative Law Journal; 40(4): 257-260

Blagg H, Tulich T, Bush Z (2015)

Placing country at the centre: decolonising justice for Indigenous young people with foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(2): 4-16

Bryant W, Cussen T (2015)

Homicide in Australia: 2010–11 to 2011–12: National Homicide Monitoring Program report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Burner-Fernie D (2015)

Risk assessment and Western Australian male aboriginal sexual and violent offenders.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Edith Cowan University: Perth

Carnes R (2015)

Applying a We Al-Li Educaring framework to address histories of violence with Aboriginal women.

Geelong, Vic: Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice

This report is an evaluation of a 20-day training program run by We Al-li for Aboriginal women at the Alice Springs Correction Centre (ASCC) in September 2015. The Educaring Program was contracted by the Kunga Family Violence Program to address violence in the context of intergenerational violence with the aim of diverting a return to violence as the norm upon exit from the justice system.

The program was evaluated by Dr Roslyn Carnes of Deakin University School of Law and this report includes recommendations and provides an economic evaluation of the program.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Cavanagh V, Marchetti E (2015)

Judicial Indigenous cross-cultural training: what is available, how good is it and can it be improved?.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(2): 45-63

Cefai S (2015)

Policing Aboriginality in Aboriginal community policing: cultural labour and policing policy.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; (1): 12-29

Change the Record Coalition Steering Committee (2015)

Blueprint for change.

Sydney: Change the Record Coalition

Cunneen C, Rowe S (2015)

Decolonising Indigenous victimisation.

In: Eds:, Wilson D, Ross S, eds. Crime, victims and policy: international contexts, local experiences. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan: 10-32

Cunneen C (2015)

The place of Indigenous people: locating crime and criminal justice in a colonising world.

In: Harkness A, Harris B, Baker D, eds. Locating crime in context and place: perspectives on regional, rural and remote Australia. Annondale, NSW: Federation Press: 60-69 (chapter 5)

Cussen T, Bryant W (2015)

Indigenous and non-Indigenous homicide in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Dame T (2015)

Aboriginal women in corrective services: disadvantaged and invisible.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) thesis, Flinders University: Adelaide

Davidson F (2015)

Mental Health Liaison and Diversion: court liaison services and mental health court programs in Australia.

Sydney: NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Offender Health

Delany-Thiele D, Lloyd J, Abbott P, Baldry E, McEntyr E, Reath J, Indig D, Sherwood J, Harris M (2015)

The needs of families of Aboriginal Australians exiting prison: a human rights perspective.

Paper presented at the Primary Health Care Research Conference. 29-31 July 2015, Adelaide Convention Centre

Doyle MF, Butler TG, Shakeshaft A, Guthrie J, Reekie J, Schofield PW (2015)

Alcohol and other drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men entering prison in New South Wales.

Health & Justice; 3: 15

Retrieved 11 August 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40352-015-0027-1

Gallant D, Sherry E, Nicholson M (2015)

Recreation or rehabilitation? Managing sport for development programs with prison populations.

Sport Management Review; 18(1): 45–56

Giles M, Larsen A, Whale J (2015)

Carving out employment futures for Aboriginal ex-prisoners in the resource sector.

Australian Bulletin of Labour; 41(1): 38-57

Halacas C, Adams K (2015)

Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison: exploring prison health in Victoria to improve quality, culturally appropriate health care for Aboriginal people.

Collingwood, Vic: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

This report provides information on the Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison: exploring prison health in Victoria to improve quality, culturally appropriate health care for Aboriginal people research project.

The project aimed to explore ways to improve continuity of care for Aboriginal people in Victorian prisons, and identify ways to improve relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and prison health services.

Some key recommendations from the report include:

  • increase involvement of Aboriginal Health Workers during prisoner arrival
  • increase opportunities for prison health workers to develop rapport with Koori prisoners
  • offer placement opportunities in prison health services for training Aboriginal health professionals
  • develop a transition health model for Aboriginal prisoners to improve continuity of care.

The report was produced by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation with funding from the Justice Health Unit and the Koori Justice Unit within the Victorian Government Department of Justice.

Abstract adapted from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Incorporated

Hampton S, Blomgren D, Roberts J, Mackinnon T, Nicholls G (2015)

Prescribing for people in custody.

Australian Prescriber; 38(5): 160-163

Hill C (2015)

Has the representation of Aboriginal people in the West Australian changed over a 50 year period.

Bachelor of Arts Honours in Criminology thesis, Murdoch University: Perth

Hovane VE (2015)

Aboriginal perspectives about child sexual abuse: informing the cultural dimension in sex offending theories for use with Aboriginal offenders.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Edith Cowan University: Perth

Jeffries S, Bond CEW (2015)

Taking the problem seriously? Sentencing Indigenous and non-Indigenous domestic violence offenders.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 48(4): 463-482

Johnston I, Shahid S, Schlumpp A, Wilkins S (2015)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2015.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The health of Australia's prisoners 2015 is the 4th report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the 'national prison health indicators'. These indicators were developed to help monitor the health of prisoners, and inform and evaluate the planning, delivery, and quality of prison health services across Australia. The report includes information on:

  • prison health services
  • demographic information of prisoners
  • socioeconomic factors of prisoners, including cultural background, detention history, education levels, employment, housing, and family
  • mental health status
  • levels of self-harm
  • health conditions, including communicable diseases, chronic conditions, self-assessed health status, and women's health
  • disability
  • substance use, including tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs.

The report includes substantial coverage of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Just Reinvest NSW (2015)

Creating a just NSW: thinking differently for safer communities: a justice reinvestment approach for NSW.

Sydney: Just Reinvest NSW

Kelly M, Tubex H (2015)

Stemming the tide of Aboriginal incarceration.

The University of Notre Dame Australia Law Review; 17(1): 2

Retrieved 2015 from http://researchonline.nd.edu.au/undalr/vol17/iss1/2

Kinner SA, Young JT, Carroll M (2015)

The pivotal role of primary care in meeting the health needs of people recently released from prison.

Australasian Psychiatry; 23(6): 650-653

Leeson S, Rynne J, Smith C, Adams Y (2015)

Incarcerating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia: finding a balance in defining the 'just prison'.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(2): 76-96

Lloyd JE, Delaney-Thiele D, Abbott P, Baldry E, McEntyre E, Reath J, Indig D, Sherwood J, Harris MF (2015)

The role of primary health care services to better meet the needs of Aboriginal Australians transitioning from prison to the community.

BMC Family Practice; 16: 86

Retrieved 22 July 2015 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12875-015-0303-0

MacGillivray P, Baldry E (2015)

Australian Indigenous women's offending patterns.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Mackay E, Gibson A, Lam H, Beecham D (2015)

Perpetrator interventions in Australia: key findings and future directions.

Sydney: Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

Marchetti E (2015)

An Australian Indigenous-focussed justice response to intimate partner violence: offenders' perceptions of the sentencing process.

British Journal of Criminology; 55(1): 86-106

Maxwell J (2015)

'Two systems of law side by side': the role of Indigenous customary law in sentencing.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 19(2): 97-112

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (2015)

New South Wales custody statistics quarterly update: December 2014.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

NSW Parliamentary Research Service (2015)

Older prisoners: trends and challenges.

Sydney: Parliament of New South Wales

Payne J, Macgregor S, McDonald H (2015)

Homelessness and housing stress among police detainees: results from the DUMA program.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Putt J, Yamaguchi J (2015)

The implementation of Indigenous crime and justice policies and programs in Australia: issues and challenges.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Roth L (2015)

Reducing adult reoffending: briefing paper.

Sydney: NSW Parliamentary Research Service

Rowse T (2015)

Historical reasoning about Indigenous imprisonment: a community of fate?.

Australian Review of Public Affairs; 13(1): 1-21

Rynne J, Cassematis P (2015)

Assessing the prison experience for Australian First Peoples: a prospective research approach.

International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy; 4(1): 96-112

Shaw G (2015)

An evaluation of the Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation Youth Development Program, incorporating the WETT (Warlpiri Education Training Trust) Youth Development Program.

Canberra: Bowchung Consulting

Shepherd SM (2015)

Finding color in conformity: a commentary on culturally specific risk factors for violence in Australia.

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology; 59(12): 1297-1307

Sodhi-Berry N, Knuiman M, Alan J, Morgan VA, Preen DB (2015)

Pre-sentence mental health service use predicts post-sentence mortality in a population cohort of first-time adult offenders.

Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology; 50(1): 109-124

Solonec T (2015)

'Tough on crime': discrimination by another name - the legacy of mandatory sentencing in Western Australia.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(18): 7-11

Stasiuk G (2015)

Wadjemup: Rottnest Island as black prison and white playground.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Murdoch University: Perth

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015, volume C: Justice.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This compendium of Indigenous data, now in its thirteenth edition, is drawn from information contained in the Report on Government Services 2015.

The Indigenous compendium is a compilation of data for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians from the 2015 report. Service areas covered by the 2015 report include:

  • child care, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at the Kirby Institute 2015 (2015)

The Kirby Institute

In celebration of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week 2015, the Kirby Institute has a created a booklet which showcases their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.

Aboriginal people are one of the priority populations for research conducted at the Kirby Institute. The Kirby Institute manages a range of Aboriginal research and surveillance projects including viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinical interventions in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, prisoner health surveys, behavioural surveys, national STI and blood borne viruses (BBV) surveillance, trachoma surveillance, training and education and policy development.

This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:

  • a description of the project
  • expected benefit to the community
  • investigators
  • Aboriginal community involvement
  • collaborating organisations
  • funding body
  • achievements/key findings
  • contacts.

Abstract adapted from the Kirby Institute

Victorian Ombudsman (2015)

Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria.

Melbourne: Victorian Ombudsman

Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet (2015)

Aboriginal youth services investment reforms.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet

Williams M (2015)

Connective services: post-prison release support in an urban Aboriginal population.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of New South Wales: Sydney

Yang DY (2015)

Policing Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory: implications of the 'paperless arrest'.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(18): 21-25

Young JT, van Dooren K, Lennox NG, Butler TG, Kinner SA (2015)

Inter-rater reliability of the Hayes Ability Screening Index in a sample of Australian prisoners.

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; Early view(http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jir.12198):

2014

Allison F, Schwartz M, Cunneen C (2014)

The civil and family law needs of Indigenous people in Western Australia.

Cairns, Qld: James Cook University

Austin J, Coventry G (2014)

A critical analysis of justice reinvestment in the United States and Australia.

Victims & Offenders; 9(1): 126-148

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Prisoners in Australia, 2014.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014)

Recorded crime - offenders, 2012-13.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Human Rights Commission (2014)

Equal before the law: towards disability justice strategies.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report by the Australian Human Rights Commission provides insight of where equality does not exist for Australian people with disabilities in the criminal justice system. This is particularly relevant for Indigenous people who have disabilities and are in contact with the justice system, seeking equality. The report findings resulted from a wide-ranging consultation process to identify how people with disabilities, deal with the barriers they experience to equality before the law. The report also highlights services and programs that improve equality before the law for people with disabilities, and sets some directions by which change may occur.

Abstract adapted from Equal before the law: towards disability justice strategies

Bricknell S, Boxall H, Andrevski H (2014)

Male victims of non-sexual and non-domestic violence: service needs and experiences in court.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Carlton B, Segrave M (2014)

‘They died of a broken heart’: connecting women's experiences of trauma and criminalisation to survival and death post-imprisonment.

The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice; 53(3): 270-289

Carnes R (2014)

Unsettling white noise: yarning about Aboriginal education in Western Australian prisons.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Murdoch University: Perth

Carroll M, Kinner SA, Heffernan EB (2014)

Medication use and knowledge in a sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 38(2): 142-146

Cunneen C, Allison F, Schwartz M (2014)

Access to justice for Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Australian Journal of Social Issues; 49(2): 219-240

Cunneen C, Allison F, Schwartz M (2014)

The civil and family law needs of Indigenous people in Queensland.

Cairns, Qld: James Cook University

Curran L (2014)

Widening the gap - Indigenous affairs.

Dissent; 44(autumn/winter): 36-38

Dennison S, Smallbone H, Stewart A, Freiberg K, Teague R (2014)

'My life is separated': an examination of the challenges and barriers to parenting for Indigenous fathers in prison.

British Journal of Criminology; 54(6): 1089-1108

Durey A, Wynaden D, O'Kane M (2014)

Improving forensic mental health care to Indigenous Australians: theorizing the intercultural space.

Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing; 21(4): 296–302

Forsyth SJ, Alati R, Ober C, Williams GM, Kinner SA (2014)

Striking subgroup differences in substance-related mortality after release from prison.

Addiction; 109(10): 1676–1683

Frost M (2014)

The three rules of being Aboriginal: anxiety and violence in central Australia.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2014(1): 88-96

Gately N, Fleming J, McGinty N, Scott A (2014)

The ‘oldest tricks in the book’ don’t work! Reports of burglary by DUMA detainees in Western Australia.

Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice; October 2014(489): 1-9

Glass D (2014)

Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria: discussion paper.

Melbourne: Victorian Ombudsman

Gotsis T (2014)

A statistical snapshot of crime and justice in New South Wales.

Sydney: NSW Parliamentary Research Service

Grant E (2014)

Approaches to the design and provision of prison accommodation and facilities for Australian Indigenous prisoners after the royal commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 17(1): 47-55

Gray K, Tipps-Webster T, Moore R, Priday E, Gargett A, Dick D (2014)

Social Justice and Native Title report 2014.

Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication, prepared annually in accordance with the Australian human rights commission act (1986) and the Native title act (1993), examines the enjoyment and exercise of human rights by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014. The report covers the following topics:

  • social justice - year in review
  • Racial discrimination act 1975 - proposed changes to racial hatred provisions
  • native title - year in review
  • creating safe communities including justice reinvestment
  • nations - self-determination and a new era of Indigenous governance
  • the declaration within Australia of the United nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples and the benefits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The report provides recommendations to Government.

Abstract adapted from Australian Human Rights Commission

Hovane V, Dalton (Jones) T, Smith P (2014)

Aboriginal offender rehabilitation programs.

In: Dudgeon P, Milroy H, Walker R, eds. . 2nd edition ed. Canberra: Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet: 509-522 (chapter 30)

KPMG (2014)

Evaluation of the Drug Court of Victoria: final report: Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Melbourne: Magistrates’ Court of Victoria

Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales (2014)

Indigenous people’s experience of multiple legal problems and multiple disadvantage - a working paper.

Updating Justice; January 2014(36): 1-9

Ng C (2014)

Invisible female indigenous offenders in the youth justice system: what's the problem? An illustration from the northern territory perspective.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 18(2): 19-28

O'Hara R (2014)

Perspectives on Indigenous crime in a remote community.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(12): 15-19

Productivity Commission (2014)

Access to justice arrangements.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Shepherd SM, Adams Y, McEntyre E, Walker R (2014)

Violence risk assessment in Australian Aboriginal offender populations: a review of the literature..

Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; 20(3): 281-293

Simpson J (2014)

Participants or just policed: guide to the role of the National Disability Insurance Scheme with people with intellectual disability who have contact with the criminal justice system.

Sydney: New South Wales Council for Intellectual Disability

Simpson P, Guthrie J, Lovell M, Walsh C, Butler T (2014)

Views on alternatives to imprisonment: a citizens jury approach.

Melbourne: Lowitja Institute

Spittal MJ, Forsyth S, Pirkis J, Alati R, Kinner SA (2014)

Suicide in adults released from prison in Queensland, Australia: a cohort study.

Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health; 68(10): 993-998

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators 2014.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report measures the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. It is the sixth report in a series commissioned by all Australian governments, designed to measure progress in overcoming the disadvantage faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have been actively involved in the development and production of the report. The report measures the progress of the six targets set by the Council of Australian Governments Closing the gap strategy, together with other identified significant indicators. The report has three main sections:

  • an overview of the key messages
  • the main report which provides the evidence base for the framework for the report and detailed information on outcomes
  • tables expanding on the data presented in the report.

The information in this report can help inform the design of policies.

Abstract adapted from Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

The Indigenous compendium is a compilation of data for Indigenous people. The 2014 report highlights key information about the provision of mainstream services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. The report contains information on the following:

  • public hospital procedures reported by Indigenous status
  • Australian government public and community health expenditure on Indigenous primary healthcare services
  • school education
  • child protection services
  • vocational educations and training
  • police services
  • corrective services
  • mental health management
  • aged care services
  • disability services
  • youth justice services
  • housing
  • homelessness services.

This 12th edition of the compendium reflects several improvements in reporting by Indigenous status, including Indigenous students' science literacy outcomes and separations from selected hospital procedures for Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2014)

Report on government services 2014: justice: volume C.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Thomas E, Degenhardt L, Alati R, Kinner S (2014)

Predictive validity of the AUDIT for hazardous alcohol consumption in recently released prisoners.

Drug and Alcohol Dependence; 134: 322-329

Tongs J, Poroch N (2014)

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal health service 1988-2014: breaking barriers in Aboriginal research and services.

Australian Aboriginal Studies; 2014(2): 94-100

Victorian Auditor-General (2014)

Mental health strategies for the justice system.

Melbourne: Victorian Auditor-General

Victorian Ombudsman (2014)

Investigation into deaths and harm in custody.

Melbourne: Victorian Ombudsman

Weatherburn D (2014)

Arresting incarceration : pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment.

Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press

Wilson HA, Gutierrez L (2014)

Does one size fit all? A meta-analysis examining the predictive ability of the level of service inventory (LSI) with Aboriginal offenders.

Criminal Justice and Behavior; 41(2): 196 - 219

Wilson MM, Jones J, Gilles M (2014)

The Aboriginal Mothers in Prison project: an example of how consultation can inform research practice.

Aboriginal Studies Press; 2014(2): 75-84

Wood WR (2014)

Justice reinvestment in Australia.

Victims & Offenders; 9(1): 100-119

2013

Allard T, Chrzanowski A, Stewart A (2013)

Targeting crime prevention to reduce offending: identifying communities that generate chronic and costly offenders.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Allison F, Cunneen C (2013)

Indigenous Justice Agreements.

Sydney: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Anthony T, Blagg H (2013)

STOP in the name of who's law? Driving and the regulation of contested space in Central Australia.

Social & Legal Studies; 22(1): 43-66

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Prisoners in Australia, 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Prisoners in Australia, 2013.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

This report provides information collected as part of the National Prisoner Census about persons held in Australian prisons on 30 June 2013. It provides detailed information on:

  • characteristics of prisoners nationally
  • characteristics of prisoners in each state and territory
  • characteristics of Indigenous prisoners.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2013)

Recorded crime - offenders, 2011-12.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Human Rights Commission (2013)

Value of a justice reinvestment approach: Australian Human Rights Commission submission to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report by the Australian Human Rights Commission recommends the adoption of justice reinvestment policy approach. It outlines two main recommendations:

  • the Australian Government, in partnership with state and territory governments, funds justice reinvestment trials in selected Indigenous communities where there is a high level of imprisonment. Pilots should be accompanied by a robust research and evaluation strategy
  • the Australian Government and state and territory governments commit to justice targets as part of the 'closing the gap' strategy.

This report also provides details on:

  • the aims of justice reinvestment
  • the economic and community costs of imprisonment
  • justice reinvestment for Indigenous people and vulnerable groups.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Criminology (2013)

Australian crime: facts and figures: 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian Institute of Family Studies (2013)

The role of community patrols in improving safety in Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Community patrols have the potential to increase Indigenous community safety, helping to reduce crime rates and alcohol-related harm and empower the local community. The most successful community patrols tend to enjoy community involvement and ownership and strong collaboration with police and a network of community services. This paper summarises the key evidence in support of community patrols. It includes detailed information on:

  • what is currently known about community patrols, including 'what works', and what is not known
  • safety and crime in Indigenous communities
  • the history of Indigenous community patrols in Australia, and the support they receive from levels of government
  • the evidence in support of community patrols
  • best practice for community patrols
  • the evidence gaps.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Institute of Family Studies

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: New South Wales.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Queensland.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: South Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Victoria.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012 report: Western Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2012: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Comparisons between the youth and adult justice systems: 2011–12 (2013)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2012.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Baldry E, Clarence M, Dowse L, Trollor J (2013)

Reducing vulnerability to harm in adults with cognitive disabilities in the Australian criminal justice system.

Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities; 10(3): 222-229

Breen H, Hing N, Gordon A (2013)

Indigenous Australian gambling crime and possible interventions: a qualitative study.

Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health; 3(4):

Butler T, Malacova E, Richters J, Yap L, Grant L, Richards A, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2013)

Sexual behaviour and sexual health of Australian prisoners.

Sexual Health; 10(1): 64-73

Chan A, Payne J (2013)

Homicide in Australia: 2008–09 to 2009–10 National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Cunneen C (2013)

Time to arrest rising Aboriginal prison rates.

Insight; (8): 22-24

Day A, Francisco A, Jones R (2013)

Programs to improve interpersonal safety in Indigenous communities: evidence and issues.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

Dias S, Ware RS, Kinner SA, Lennox NG (2013)

Physical health outcomes in prisoners with intellectual disability: a cross-sectional study.

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research; 57(12): 1191–1196

Ferrante A (2013)

Dimensions of delinquency : exploring group differences in the prevalence and frequency of offending; a linkage based study of offending in the Western Australian population.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth

Ferrante AM (2013)

Assessing the influence of "standard" and "culturally specific" risk factors on the prevalence and frequency of offending: the case of Indigenous Australians.

Race and Justice; 3(1): 58-82

Fitts MS, Palk GR, Jacups SP (2013)

Alcohol restrictions and drink driving in remote Indigenous communities in Queensland, Australia.

Paper presented at the The 23rd Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference. 26-29 May 2013, Montreal

Fitts MS, Palk GR, Lennon AJ, Clough AR (2013)

What are the offence and offender risk factors for Indigenous repeat drink drivers in Queensland?.

Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety; 24(2): 39-47

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Fitts MS, Palk GR, Lennon AJ, Clough AR (2013)

Why do Indigenous Australians drink and drive? A qualitative exploration of self-reported influences on drink driving behaviours of Indigenous peoples from remote communities.

Paper presented at the The 23rd Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference. 26-29 May 2013, Montreal

Gooda M, Priday E, McDermott L (2013)

Looking beyond offenders to the needs of victims and communities.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(5): 13-17

Grace J, Krom I, Maling C, Butler T, Midford R, Simpson P (2013)

Review of Indigenous offender health (updated).

Perth: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Grant E (2013)

West Kimberley Regional Prison.

Architecture Australia; July/August(102): 74-84

Guthrie J (2013)

Senate inquiry into the value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia.

Canberra: National Centre for Indigenous Studies

This report was submitted to the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitution Affairs Inquiry into the value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia on behalf of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies (NCIS) at The Australian National University, the Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group, and researchers on an Australian Research Council funded research project. This report provided the following recommendations to the Australian Government:

  • enact uniform Commonwealth and state legislation to establish an Australian Justice Reinvestment Authority that has a mandate to comprehensively implement and evaluate justice reinvestment policy
  • allocate adequate 'start-up' funding to establish the Authority
  • through the Council of Australian Governments (COAG), work with all jurisdictions to determine agreed levels, targets and timeframes by which incarceration levels in each jurisdiction will be reduced
  • through COAG, negotiate the amendment of Commonwealth and state and territory criminal and other relevant laws, to ensure incarceration rates for certain categories of offence are at the very least held static, thereby allowing diversion of saved funds to justice reinvestment initiatives which would be monitored through the Authority.

Abstract adapted from Jill Guthrie

Haysom L, Indig D, Moore E, Hardy LL, van den Dolder PA (2013)

Prevalence and perceptions of overweight and obesity in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people in custody.

Medical Journal of Australia; 199(4): 266-270

Hudson S (2013)

Panacea to prison? Justice reinvestment in Indigenous communities.

St Leonards, NSW: Centre for Independent Studies

Jackomos A (2013)

Victoria's Aboriginal justice agreements.

Insight; (8): 25

Lyneham M, Hewitt-Rau A (2013)

Motor vehicle pursuit-related fatalities in Australia, 2000–11.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Maxwell Y, Day A, Casey S (2013)

Understanding the needs of vulnerable prisoners: the role of social and emotional wellbeing.

International Journal of Prisoner Health; 9(2): 57-67

McCay A (2013)

The 'Fernando' principles and genetic vulnerabilities to the crimogenic effects of social environments.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 8(6): 9-13

Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (2013)

Evaluation of the Murri women's group and men's group - NWQICSS Indigenous justice program : community report.

Mount Isa, Qld: Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University

Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health (2013)

Summary of findings from the NWQICSS justice program evaluation.

Mount Isa, Qld: Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University

Mutch R, Watkins R, Jones H, Bower C (2013)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: knowledge, attitudes and practice within the Western Australian justice system.

Perth, WA: Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (2013)

National justice policy.

Sydney: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (2013)

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia.

Sydney: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (2013)

Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health: revised edition.

Canberra: Australian National Council on Drugs

This report provides a comprehensive examination of Indigenous incarceration in Australia. The report provides details on:

  • prison-related health risks
  • characteristics of Indigenous prisoners and detainees and trend information about Indigenous incarceration
  • Indigenous alcohol and other drug use issues and how they interact with the justice system
  • reasons for over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the correctional system
  • intervention opportunities within the criminal justice system
  • issues for consideration, including Indigenous participation in diversion programs, access to health care while in the correctional system and after release, recidivism, cost of incarceration, and the suitability of programs
  • recommendations.

This report provides an update to the Bridges and barriers: addressing Indigenous incarceration and health report released in 2009.

The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee was de-funded in 2014.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

New South Wales Auditor-General (2013)

Improving legal and safe driving among Aboriginal people.

Sydney: Audit Office of New South Wales

O'Hara R (2013)

Evaluation of the Marapai Ngartathati Murri women's group and Yurru Ngartathati men's group - Indigenous justice program for North West Queensland Indigenous Catholic Social Services : final report.

Mount Isa, Qld: Mount Isa Centre for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University

Osborne K, Baum F, Brown L (2013)

What works? A review of actions addressing the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health.

Canberra: Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

This report provides information on what works, what does not work, and what information is missing on the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health. It provides information on a number of social and economic determinants, including:

  • education
  • connection to family, community, country, and culture
  • employment and income
  • housing
  • racism
  • interactions with government systems
  • criminal justice system
  • health behaviours.

This report provides information on policies, and programs and projects relating to the social determinants of Indigenous health that provide concrete examples of 'what works'.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Performance and Evaluation Branch (2013)

Cape York welfare reform: evaluation 2012.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Cape York welfare reform (CYWR) was established to address deteriorating social and economic conditions in Cape York Indigenous communities. It was trialled in the four communities of Aurukun, Coen, Hope Vale and Mossman Gorge. The policy reform focused on initiatives in the areas of social responsibility, education, economic opportunity, and housing with the objectives of rebuilding social norms, re-establishing Indigenous authority, increased involvement in the real economy, and moving community members and their families away from social housing into their own homes. This report is the final evaluation of the CYWR. The framework for the evaluation included the following questions:

  • was the trial implemented as agreed
  • did social norms and behaviours change as intended
  • has governance and service delivery supported these intended changes.

This report describes how the reforms were implemented, the timelines, what was not implemented, and the impact of the CYWR on the communities participating in the trial.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Porter LE (2013)

Indigenous deaths associated with police contact in Australia: event stages and lessons for prevention.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 46(2): 178-199

Poynton S (2013)

Rates of recidivism among offenders referred to Forum Sentencing.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Putt J (2013)

Conducting research with Indigenous people and communities.

Canberra: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Reconciliation Australia (2013)

Reconciliation Australia: Psychological Perspectives. Part 3 (of 6) Professor Marcia Langton.

: CASSEvideos

Professor Marcia Langton discusses the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the impact of alcohol abuse, the role of customary laws and the failures of the justice system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ringland C, Weatherburn D (2013)

The impact of intensive correction orders on re-offending.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Saunders V, Barry E (2013)

Children with parents in prison.

Canberra: Institute of Child Protection Studies, Australian Catholic University

Saunders V, McArthur M (2013)

Children of prisoners: exploring the needs of children and young people who have a parent incarcerated in the Australian Capital Territory.

Sydney: Shine for Kids

Schetzer L, Streetcare (2013)

Beyond the prison gates: the experiences of people recently released from prison into homelessness and housing crisis.

Sydney: Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee (2013)

Value of a justice reinvestment approach to criminal justice in Australia.

Retrieved 2013 from http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=legcon_ctte/justice_reinvestment/submissions.htm

Smallbone S, Rallings M (2013)

Short-term predictive validity of the Static-99 and Static-99-R for Indigenous and Nonindigenous Australian sexual offenders.

Sexual Abuse; 25(3): 302-316

Snowball L, Bartels L (2013)

Community service orders and bonds: a comparison of reoffending.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2013)

Report on government services 2013: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This publication draws on the Report on government services 2013 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • childcare, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which the objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each service stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Improvements in reporting by Indigenous status has allowed for detailed reporting for Indigenous children enrolled and attending preschool and elapsed times for aged care services to Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Tauri J (2013)

Indigenous critique of authoritarian criminology.

In: Carrington K, Ball M, O'Brien E, Tauri J, eds. Crime, justice and social democracy: international perspectives. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan: 217-233

van Dooren K, Kinner SA, Forsyth S (2013)

Risk of death for young ex-prisoners in the year following release from adult prison.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 37(4): 377-382

Van Dooren K, Richards A, Lennox N, Kinner SA (2013)

Complex health-related needs among young, soon-to-be-released prisoners.

Health & Justice; 1

Retrieved 24 October 2013 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2194-7899-1-1

Victim Assist Queensland (2013)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – healing project 2013.

Brisbane: Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Young J, Putt J, Dunnett D, Spicer D, Marshall C (2013)

Evaluation of the community engagement police officers trial : final report.

Canberra: Colmar Brunton Attorney-General's Department

2012

Hunter B, Biddle N, eds. (2012)

Survey analysis for Indigenous policy in Australia: social science perspectives.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

This monograph presents the peer-reviewed papers from the 2011 Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) and Australian Bureau Statistics (ABS) conference Social science perspectives on the 2008 National and Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander social survey (NATSISS). The conference covered many topics including for example:

  • child development
  • crime and justice
  • culture
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • health
  • housing
  • substance use.

The papers review the strengths and limitations of the NATSISS, how the NATSISS informs policy decisions, and recommendations for the design of future surveys. This book is a useful resource for researchers, policy makers, the national debate on Indigenous issues, and Indigenous communities and organisations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

McCoy BF, Stewart P, Poroch N, eds. (2012)

Urban Health: strengthening our voice, culture and partnerships.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Allard T, Chrzanowski A, Stewart A (2012)

Targeting crime prevention to reduce offending: identifying communities that generate chronic and costly offenders.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Allard T, Chrzanowski A, Stewart A (2012)

Targeting crime prevention: identifying communities which generate chronic and costly offenders to reduce offending, crime, victimisation and Indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice system.

Canberra: Criminology Research Council

Allison F, Cunneen C, Schwartz M, Behrendt L (2012)

Indigenous legal needs project: NT report.

Cairns, Qld: James Cook University

Allison F, Cunneen C, Schwartz M, Behrendt L (2012)

Indigenous Legal Needs Project: NT report.

Cairns, Qld: James Cook University

Anthony T, Blagg H (2012)

Addressing the “crime problem” of the Northern Territory Intervention: alternate paths to regulating minor driving offences in remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Criminology Research Grants

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Corrective services, Australia, December 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Corrective services, Australia, June quarter 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Corrective services, Australia, March quarter 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Corrective services, Australia, September quarter 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Criminal courts, Australia, 2010-11.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Recorded crime - victims, Australia, 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012)

Year Book Australia, 2012.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Institute of Criminology (2012)

Australian crime: facts & figures 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification in community services data collections: an updated data quality report.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012)

Children and young people at risk of social exclusion: links between homelessness, child protection and juvenile justice.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Medical Association (2012)

Position statement on health and the criminal justice system.

: Australian Medical Association

Australians for Native Title Reconciliation (2012)

ANTaR prebudget submission: 2012-13.

Dulwich Hill, NSW: Australians for Native Title Reconciliation

This report prepared by Australians for Native Title Reconciliation (ANTaR) outlines their key expenditure recommendations for the 2012-13 federal budget. The 31 recommendations relate to:

  • resetting relationships and respecting rights
  • creating safe and sustainable Northern Territory communities
  • education, early childhood and language
  • protecting rights to land and resources
  • time to reduce imprisonment: a new approach to crime prevention that makes social and economic sense
  • supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economic development
  • investing in community controlled health services to close the gap and create jobs
  • sorry is the first step: reparations for the Stolen generations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Borg K (2012)

An examination of parental child sex offenders : victim profile, recidivism and treatment needs.

Doctor of Psychology thesis, Edith Cowan University: Perth

Campbell F (2012)

Overcrowding in Queensland prisons.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(28): 12-15

Carpenter B, Ball M (2012)

Indigenous Australians, othering and justice.

In: Carpenter B, Ball M, eds. Justice in society. Annandale, NSW: Federation Press:

Crime and Misconduct Commission Queensland (2012)

Indigenous people in policing roles: a follow-up review to the Restoring Order report.

Brisbane: Crime and Misconduct Commission Queensland

Cripps K, Davis M (2012)

Communities working to reduce Indigenous family violence.

Canberra: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

This report provides information about family violence among Indigenous communities and focuses on some promising programs developed by communities and governments both within Australia and internationally. This report provides details on:

  • support programs (including Indigenous Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, and New Zealand's Tu Tama Wahine Taranaki and Tu Whare Ruruhau o Meri programs)
  • behavioral reform programs (including Ke Ala Lokahi in Hawaii)
  • community policing and monitoring programs (including night patrols, and shelter and protection programs)
  • justice programs (including healing circles and Indigenous sentencing courts)
  • mediation programs (including Mawul rom)
  • education and awareness programs (including the Mildura family violence and sexual assault campaign, New Zealand's NgatiPorou community education project, Aboriginal women against violence project)
  • holistic programs (including Balgo's women's law camp, and the Aboriginal family and community healing program)
  • alcohol restrictions
  • factors affecting family violence among Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Dodd P (2012)

The Holcroft Inquest: prisoners deserve more humane prison transportation.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(29): 3-7

Gilbert R (2012)

Place-based initiatives and Indigenous justice.

Canberra: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Graffam J, Shinkfield A (2012)

Strategies to enhance employment of Indigenous ex-offenders after release from correctional institutions.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Grant E, Hansen A, Williamson T (2012)

Design issues for prisoner health: thermal conditions in Australian custodial environments.

World Health Design; 5(3): 80-85

Ho KM, Geelhoed E, Gope M, Burrell M, Rao S (2012)

An injury awareness education program on outcomes of juvenile justice offenders in Western Australia: an economic analysis.

BMC Health Services Research; 12: 279

Retrieved 28 August 2012 from http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-279

Hunter A (2012)

A different kind of subject: colonial law in Aboriginal European relations in 19th century Western Australia, 1829–61.

North Melbourne, Vic: Australian Scholarly Publishing

Hunter B, Gray M (2012)

Determinants of Indigenous labour supply following a period of strong economic growth.

Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network (2012)

Justice & Forensic Mental Health Network: year in review 2011/12.

Sydney: Health NSW

Kariminia A, Butler T, Jones J, Law M (2012)

Increased mortality among Indigenous persons during and after release from prison in New South Wales.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 36(3): 274-280

Law Report (2012)

Indefinite detention and mental impairment in NT [podcast].

: Radio National

This podcast was produced by the Law Report program on Radio National. The topic of the podcast is the criminal justice situation in the Northern Territory, in particular custodial supervision orders, legislation which allows some offenders who have an intellectual or mental impairment to be detained indefinitely in prisons. Mark O'Reilly, the principal legal officer at the Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service, is interviewed in this podcast.

Abstract adapted from Radio National

Levy MH, Treloar C (2012)

Harm minimisation in Australian prisons - health protection still depends on where you serve your time [letter].

Medical Journal of Australia; 197(7): 382

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc (2012)

Nyoongar Patrol System Inc: annual report 2011/2012.

Perh: Nyoongar Patrol System Inc

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services (2012)

Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report: June 2011 to August 2012.

Darwin: Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services

This is the first of two annual reports that examine the objectives, strategies and funding arrangements of agreements that form the basis of the partnership between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory (NT) governments aimed at closing the gap in living conditions and social outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

The geographies assessed in the report include; Territory growth towns, Community living areas, town camps, homelands, communities and outstations.

The report focuses on four major themes arising from the approach taken by governments in relation to Aboriginal people since the NT emergency response (NTER) commenced in 2007 and reflected in the Stronger futures arrangements proposed for the next ten years. These are:

  • transparency and accountability
  • the balance between the crisis and developmental aspects of initiatives under both the NTER and Stronger futures
  • the marginalisation of Aboriginal people in decision making and resource allocation
  • the lack of long-term planning and capacity development within Aboriginal towns, particularly the transfer of service delivery from Aboriginal organisations to the non-Indigenous, non-profit sector.
The report makes twelve recommendations in the following areas:population and mobility; one-stop shop business centres; accountability and transparency; prioritisation of investments; community safety; early childhood; education; youth services review; labour force participation; workforce development (housing); housing; and health (morgues).

Abstract adapted from Office of the Northern Territory Coordinator-General for Remote Services report

Pointer S, Kreisfeld R (2012)

Hospitalised interpersonal violence and perpetrator coding, Australia 2002-05.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Poroch N, Tongs J, Longford E, Keed S (2012)

Aboriginal health workers at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service caring for the needs of Aboriginal people in the new ACT prison and the needs of their families.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(1): 6-8, 17

Pyne A (2012)

Ten proposals to reduce indigenous over-representation in Northern Territory prisons.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 16(2): 2-17

Rourke P, Jones C (2012)

Risk of reconviction among offenders who commence the Blacktown Traffic Offender Program.

Sydney: NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012.

Melbourne: Productivity Commission

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2012)

Report on government services 2012: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

This report draws on the Report on government services 2012 to present data specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. It reports on the delivery of mainstream services to Indigenous people including services for:

  • early childhood, education and training
  • justice
  • emergency management
  • health
  • community services
  • housing and homelessness.

Performance reporting focuses on the degree to which objective for a service is met. The report details the objective (outcomes) for each services stated and the performance indicators measuring the achievement of each objective.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Sullivan KM (2012)

Motivating and maintaining desistance from crime: male Aboriginal serial offenders' experience of 'going good'.

Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Australian National University: Canberra

The Kirby Institute (2012)

Highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at The Kirby Institute.

Sydney: The Kirby Institute

The Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health program was established at the Kirby Institute in 2007, with an aim to close the gap in the health disparity between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. The key focus of the Institute's work is sexual health and blood borne viruses, working in collaboration with other key health sectors involved in substance use, offender health, and social and emotional wellbeing research.

This report outlines a number of projects being conducted by the Kirby Institute across Australia. Information for each project includes:

  • description of the project
  • Aboriginal community involvement
  • expected benefits to the community
  • investigators
  • collaborating organisations
  • funding body
  • contacts.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Toombs D (2012)

Disability and the Queensland criminal justice system.

Sydney: Thomson Reuters

Trotter C, Evans P (2012)

Analysing of supervision skills of juvenile justice workers.

Canberra: Criminology Research Advisory Council

Turner-Walker J (2012)

Clash of the paradigms : night patrols in remote central Australia.

Masters in Criminal Justice thesis, University of Western Australia: Perth, WA

Vivian A, Pries T (2012)

Factors affecting crime rates in Indigenous communities in NSW: Kempsey and Gunnedah.

Sydney: Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology

This report provides details of qualitative research undertaken to explore Indigenous offending in the communities of Kempsey and Gunnedah in New South Wales. For each community, it provides details about:

  • geography, demographics and history
  • community dynamics, leadership and governance
  • socioeconomic profile and economic participation
  • crime (statistics and perceptions)
  • factors contributing to adult and youth crime
  • crime prevention and responses to the crime rate
  • criminal justice issues
  • services and policies relating to justice.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Whitton N, Indig D (2012)

Improving Aboriginal juvenile detainees' access to community health services.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(1): 13-17

2011

Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign (2011)

Aboriginal Disability Justice Campaign statement on the inappropriate incarceration of Aboriginal people with a cognitive impairment.

Sydney: People with Disability

ACT Health (2011)

2010 ACT Inmate Health Survey summary results.

Canberra: ACT Health

Andrew Day, Casey S, Vess J, Huisy G (2011)

Assessing the social climate of Australian prisons.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Attorney-General's Department (2011)

Government response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs report: Doing time – time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

Barton, ACT: Attorney-General's Department

This report is the Australian Government's response to the findings and recommendations provided by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs in the Doing time - time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system report, released in June 2011. The report presents 40 specific recommendations on how the government aims to take action to reduce the over-representation of young Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Corrective Services, Australia, March quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Corrective services, Australia, September quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Corrective Services: June quarter 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Criminal courts, Australia, 2009-10.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011)

Prisoners in Australia, 2011.

Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australian Human Rights Commission (2011)

Social justice report 2011.

Canberra: Australian Human Rights Commission

This publication presents the second social justice report by Mick Gooda, the current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. It reports on the developments in the human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the 2010/2011 period. The theme of the report is lateral violence and its relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and how human rights frameworks can address this issue. Mick Gooda's review focuses on developments relating to the:

  • National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
  • Indigenous Human Rights Network Australia
  • Northern Territory Emergency Response
  • Australian Government's engagement framework
  • recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution
  • situation in Alice Springs
  • Close the Gap campaign
  • marking of 20 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Indigenous Economic Development Strategy.

Recommendations are outlined in the report.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Institute of Criminology (2011)

Australian crime: facts & figures 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2010: detailed analyses.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011)

The health of Australia's prisoners 2010.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Beacroft L, Richards K, Andrevski H, Rosevear L (2011)

Community night patrols in the Northern Territory: toward an improved performance and reporting framework.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Beare ME (2011)

ANZSOC 23rd Annual Conference, Alice Springs, September, 2010. Aboriginal justice issues – trying for new approaches, while clinging to the old: our shared experiences.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology; 44(2): 291-308

Bode A (2011)

What is justice reinvestment?.

Of Substance; 9(1): 14-15

Brown C (2011)

Overcoming cycles of disadvantage: educational attainment and employment opportunities.

Glebe, NSW: Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Butler T, Lim D, Callander D (2011)

National prison entrants' bloodborne virus and risk behaviour survey report 2004, 2007, and 2010: prevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV, and risk behaviours among Australian prison entrants: national report.

Sydney: Kirby Institute

Crofts T, Mitchell T (2011)

Prohibited behaviour orders and Indigenous overrepresentation in the criminal justice system.

Current Issues in Criminal Justice; 23(2): 277-285

Cuneen C (2011)

Punishment: two decades of penal expansionism and its effects on Indigenous imprisonment.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; 15(1): 8-17

Djurichkovic A (2011)

Art in prisons: a literature review of the philosophies and impacts of visual art programs for correctional populations.

Sydney: University of Technology Sydney

Farrelly T, Carlson B (2011)

Towards cultural competence in the justice sector.

Canberra: Indigenous Justice Clearinghouse

Fleming J, Sarre R (2011)

Policing the NPY lands : the Cross-Border Justice Project.

Australasian Policing; 3(1): 21-23

Heseltine K, Sarre R, Day A (2011)

Prison-based correctional rehabilitation: an overview of intensive interventions for moderate to high-risk offenders.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Hunter B (2011)

Mobility of Indigenous offenders.

Indig D, Vecchiato C (2011)

Social determinants of health, risk behaviours and mental health among Aboriginal juvenile detainees.

Paper presented at the Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health Conference. 5-6 May 2011, Doltone House, Sydney

Ivec M, Braithwaite V, Harris N (2011)

'Resetting the relationship' in Indigenous child protection: public hope and private reality.

Law & Policy; 34(1): 80-103

Katelaris AG (2011)

Why are prisoners dying after they're released?.

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(2): 59

Kinner SA, Preen DB, Kariminia A, Butler T, Andrews JY, Stoové M, Law M (2011)

Counting the cost: estimating the number of deaths among recently released prisoners in Australia.

Medical Journal of Australia; 195(2): 64-68

Malacova E, Butler T, Richters J, Yap L, Grant L, Richards A, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2011)

Attitudes towards sex: a comparison of prisoners and the general community.

Sexual Health; 8(3): 355-362

Malacova E, Butler T, Richters J, Yap L, Grant L, Richards A, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2011)

Knowledge of sexually transmissible infections: a comparison of prisoners and the general population.

International Journal of STD & AIDS; 22(7): 381-386

McFerran L (2011)

Safe at home, safe at work? National domestic violence and the workplace survey.

Sydney: Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

Mitchell M, Rowse T (2011)

Police officers' experience of Indigenous 'capacity'.

Australian Indigenous Law Review; (15): 1

Office of Police Integrity (2011)

Talking together – relations between police and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Victoria: a review of the Victoria Police Aboriginal Strategic Plan 2003-2008.

Melbourne: Office of Police Integrity

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services (2011)

Report of an announced inspection of Eastern Goldfields Regional Prison.

Perth, WA: Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services

Poroch N, Boyd K, Tongs J, Sharp P, Longford E, Keed S (2011)

We're struggling in here! : the phase 2 study into the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre and the needs of their families.

Narrabundah, A.C.T: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Putt J(Ed) (2011)

Community policing in Australia.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Ramstedt M (2011)

Population drinking and homicide in Australia: a time series analysis of the period 1950–2003.

Drug and Alcohol Review; 30(5): 466-472

Schneider K, Richters R, Butler T, Yap L, Richards A, Grant L, Smith AMA, Donovan B (2011)

Psychological distress and experience of sexual and physical assault among Australian prisoners.

Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health; 21(5): 333-349

Ending over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system (2011)

Smart Justice, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

Report on government services 2011: Indigenous compendium.

Canberra: Productivity Commission

Vanderpoll T, Howard D (2011)

Investigation into hearing impairment among Indigenous prisoners within the Northern Territory Correctional Services.

Darwin: Phoenix Consulting

This report investigates the implications of hearing impairment among the Indigenous prisoners in Northern Territory Correctional Services. It was conducted in response to the Hear us: enquiry into hearing health in Australia report by the Australian Government.

The results of the study found significant hearing loss among Indigenous prisoners, contributing to a breakdown of communication between inmates and prison officers. There is further discussion about the implications of hearing loss for correctional services and recommendations for the use of hearing amplification devices to reduce communication difficulties and improve rehabilitation outcomes.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Ward A (2011)

Indigenous Australians and the legal profession.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(26): 3-6

Willis M (2011)

Non-disclosure of violence in Australian Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology

Women in Prison Advocacy Network (2011)

The housing needs of women leaving prison: discussion paper.

Sydney: Women in Prison Advocacy Network

Yap L, Richters J, Butler T, Schneider K, Grant L, Donovan B (2011)

The decline in sexual assaults in men's prisons in New South Wales: a “systems” approach.

Journal of Interpersonal Violence; 26(15): 3157-3181

Young W, Solonec T (2011)

Epidemic incarceration and justice reinvestment it's time for change.

Indigenous Law Bulletin; 7(26): 15-21

 
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