Risk and Resilience: Crime and Violence Prevention in Aboriginal Communities

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Title Risk and Resilience: Crime and Violence Prevention in Aboriginal Communities
Author Homel, Ross; Lincoln, Robyn; Herd, Bruce
Journal Name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Year Published 1999
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Academic Press
Abstract Developmental prevention involves the manipulation of multiple risk and protective factors early in developmental pathways that lead to offending, often at transition points between life phases. The emphasis is not just on individuals but also their social contexts. Risk and protective factors for crime and violence in Aboriginal communities include such standard factors as child abuse, school failure and supportive family environments, but additional factors arise from unique aspects of Aboriginal history, culture and social structure. This paper draws on existing literature, interviews with urban Aboriginal community workers, and data from the Sibling Study to delineate those interrelated risk factors (forced removals, dependence, institutionalised racism, cultural features and substance use) and the equally interrelated protective factors (cultural resilience, personal controls and family control measures). These are 'meta factors' that provide a lens through which the standard lists can be interpreted, and are a starting point for the understanding of indigenous developmental pathways.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://anj.sagepub.com/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/000486589903200207
Copyright Statement Copyright 1999 Australian Academic Press. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Volume 32
Issue Number 2
Page from 182
Page to 196
ISSN 0004-8658
Date Accessioned 2000-01-01
Language en_AU
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-Social and Community Psychology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/15781
Publication Type Article in Scholarly Refereed Journal
Publication Type Code c1

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