<B>Don Weatherburn</B> has been the director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research since 1988. He was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1998 and made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2006. He is the author of two books and more than 180 articles, book chapters, and reports on crime and criminal justice.
Cover ; Praise for Arresting Incarceration; Title Page ; Copyright ; Epigraph; Contents; List of tables and figures; List of abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 The problem of Indigenous over-representation in prison; In the beginning; Indigenous adult over-representation in custody; The consequences of Indigenous over-representation in prison; Chapter 2 A short history of Indigenous imprisonment; The effects of colonisation and dispossession; The lead-up to the Royal Commission; Chapter 3 The Royal Commission and its aftermath; The advent of the Royal Commission.
The Keating Government responseThe failure of reform; The implementation failure thesis; The role of external factors; Design failure; Chapter 4 The theory of systemic bias; The Eggleston-Gale theory; The Blagg-Bowling theory; Weaknesses in the Eggleston-Gale theory; Weaknesses in the Blagg-Bowling theory; Chapter 5 Theories of Indigenous offending; Cultural theory; Conflict theory; Social disorganisation theory; Strain (social deprivation) theory; Lifestyle/routine activity theory; Reviewing the theories; Testing the theories; Chapter 6 Key risk factors for Indigenous offending.
Research on the effects of poor parenting, neglectand child abuseResearch on the effects of poor school attendance, performance and retention; Research on the effects of unemployment; Research on the effects of substance abuse; Child neglect and abuse in Indigenous Australia; Poor school retention and performance in Indigenous Australia; Unemployment in Indigenous Australia; Substance abuse in Indigenous Australia; Summary; Chapter 7 Responding to Indigenous offending; Constraints on policy; The distinction between 'stock' and 'flow'; A profile of Indigenous prisoners.
Bail and criminal case processing reformAlternatives to custody; Indigenous-specific sentencing options; Community-based rehabilitation; Reducing the rate of return to prison; The HOPE program; Pharmacotherapies; Juvenile diversion; Juvenile offender rehabilitation; Paying for the change: justice re-investment?; Chapter 8 Social and economic reform; Where do we start?; Reducing teenage pregnancy; Reducing Indigenous child abuse and neglect; The Northern Territory Intervention; School attendance, retention and performance; Reducing Indigenous substance abuse; Employment; No quick fix.
Chapter 9 Can we close the gap?Notes; References; Index.
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