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TitleAborigines and Crime in Australia
 
AuthorsBroadhurst, RG
 
KeywordsCriminology and law enforcement
 
Issue Date1997
 
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CJ/home.html
 
CitationCrime and Justice: A Review of Research, 1997, v. 21, p. 407-468 [How to Cite?]
 
AbstractAborigines are 16 times more likely in Western Australia to be victims of homicide and 6.5 times more likely to report crimes against die person to police than are non-Aborigines. Aborigines are 9.2 times more likely to be arrested, 6.2 times more likely to be imprisoned by lower courts, 23.7 times more likely to be imprisoned as an adult, and 48 times more likely to be imprisoned as juveniles than non-Aborigines. The increased overrepresentation from arrest to imprisonment appears largely a function of the very high levels of recidivism found among Aborigines: 88 percent of male Aborigines are rearrested compared with 52 percent of non-Aborigines, and 75 percent of Aborigines return to prison at least once compared with 43 percent of non-Aboriginal males. States with a high Aboriginal 'cultural strength' and socioeconomic 'stress' index are the most punitive. 'Cultural strength,' 'stress,' and imprisonment are highly correlated and associated with those states with the most 'frontier' characteristics.
 
ISSN0192-3234
2013 Impact Factor: 0.684
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.812
 
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dc.description.abstractAborigines are 16 times more likely in Western Australia to be victims of homicide and 6.5 times more likely to report crimes against die person to police than are non-Aborigines. Aborigines are 9.2 times more likely to be arrested, 6.2 times more likely to be imprisoned by lower courts, 23.7 times more likely to be imprisoned as an adult, and 48 times more likely to be imprisoned as juveniles than non-Aborigines. The increased overrepresentation from arrest to imprisonment appears largely a function of the very high levels of recidivism found among Aborigines: 88 percent of male Aborigines are rearrested compared with 52 percent of non-Aborigines, and 75 percent of Aborigines return to prison at least once compared with 43 percent of non-Aboriginal males. States with a high Aboriginal 'cultural strength' and socioeconomic 'stress' index are the most punitive. 'Cultural strength,' 'stress,' and imprisonment are highly correlated and associated with those states with the most 'frontier' characteristics.
 
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2013 Impact Factor: 0.684
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.812
 
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dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CJ/home.html
 
dc.rightsCrime and Justice: A Review of Research. Copyright © University of Chicago Press.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectCriminology and law enforcement
 
dc.titleAborigines and Crime in Australia
 
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