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The impact of crime prevention on Aboriginal communities

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: Cunneen, Chris
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Country: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States

This research reviews current literature on crime prevention policies and programs which have a focus on crimes committed by or against Aboriginal people. In particular, practical crime prevention measures to reduce crimes of violence and property are considered. Also included in this research are specific programs which have been developed to reduce Indigenous contact with the criminal justice system. The research analyses both Australian and international experiences in relation to Indigenous crime prevention, and there are chapters on Maori crime prevention in New Zealand, Native American crime prevention in the USA, and Indigenous crime prevention in Canada. Other chapters are: Understanding crime prevention in Indigenous communities; Crime levels in Indigenous communities; Major crime prevention programs in Aboriginal communities: community police, night patrols and justice groups; Crime prevention programs aimed at crimes of violence in Aboriginal communities; Crime prevention programs and sentencing alternatives in Aboriginal communities; and Education, drug and alcohol, support and community supervision programs in Aboriginal communities.

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