Assessing relative rates of Indigenous family violence: using existing quantitative data and a triangulation methodology to identify rural areas in greatest need of additional legal services
- Year: 2006
- Author: Clare, Joe; Morgan, Frank; Ferrante, Anna; Blagg, Harry
- Journal Name: Current Issues in Criminal Justice
- Journal Number: Vol.18, No.1
- Country: Australia
A research team completed an exercise to estimate relative rates of Indigenous Family Violence (IFV) which was conducted over a seven-week period at the end of 2004, undertaken for the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department on a national scale and utilised only quantitative information along with the triangulation methodology. The findings of this process supported the uneven distribution of Family Violence Prevention Legal Service units across States/Territories, and also identified a number of priority areas within each State/Territory, which would benefit from additional legal resources.