A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

THIS PAPER EXAMINES A CASE STUDY OF A NORTH QUEENSLAND Aboriginal community which is trying to come to grips with a number of problems threatening its social order. In response to community unrest and high levels of juvenile offending, the council closed its canteen in April 1991. However the sly grog trade increased. Later in … Continue reading A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO CRIME PREVENTION IN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities

There are hopeful signs from a number of sources that the “get tough on crime” approach is working, with politicians promising the era of more prisons and longer sentences has had its day. Movements such as Justice Reinvestment – redirecting money earmarked for prisons to address disadvantage in communities prisoners come from – is one … Continue reading Jailing fathers increases problems in Indigenous communities