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An overview of the costs of indigenous unemployment. /

by Hunter, Boyd | Taylor, John.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 109-133.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

ASBO nation : the criminalisation of nuisance. /

by Squires, Peter.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2008Description: viii, 383 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "This collection, from an impressive panel of contributors, brings together opinion, commentary, research evidence, professional guidance, debate and critique in order to understand the phenomenon of anti-social behaviour. It considers the earliest available evidence in order to evaluate the Government's ASB strategy, debates contrasting definitions of anti-social behaviour and examines policy and practice issues affected by it."--BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Avoid the harm : stay calm : report on the inquiry into the impact of violence on young Australians /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing ommittee on Family,Community, Housing and Youth.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2010Description: xvi, 180 p.: ill.Other title: Avoid the harm : stay calm.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: While acknowledging that the survey is not statistically rigorous in terms of population sampling, on the basis of responses received it would appear that youth violence is an issue that concerns most young people. The majority of respondents have witnessed violence and believe that both the incidence and severity of physical violence is increasing. They mainly believe that it occurs between males, although a sizable proportion perceived that females were potentially involved, primarily as victims. Youth violence appears to be occurring across Australia in capital cities, regional centres and through to remote locations. Much of the violence is street or pub/club violence although school or workplace violence is also common. The respondents believe that alcohol and drugs and lack of respect for other people are the main reasons for violence. They believe that education programs are a way to minimise violent behaviour, but support for more police and harsher penalties for perpetrators also featured strongly. Limiting access to alcohol was also raised, but more in the context of the responsible serving of alcohol rather than increasing the legal age of drinking.Availability: (1)

Crime prevention programs for culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia /

by Bartels, Lorana | Criminology Research Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Research in practice report ; no. 18.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: June 2011 Bibliography pp. 13-14Summary: It is generally recognised that people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities may face a range of complex issues, including discrimination and prejudice, social isolation and disenfranchisement, and difficulties in assimilating within the broader Australian culture and/or in maintaining a sense of identification with the culture of origin. In addition, refugees or people who have migrated to Australia as a result of adversity may be suffering from undiagnosed or untreated trauma. All of these factors may impact on involvement in and engagement with the criminal justice system. In this paper, the key criminal justice issues in relation to CALD communities are reviewed and a summary of relevant protective and risk factors provided. Some CALD-specific crime prevention programs, which serve to promote resiliency and protective factors and/or inhibit risk factors, are then presented. In order to ensure relevance and currency, the paper is primarily limited to Australian research from 2006 onwards.Availability: (1)

Engendering social policy. /

by Watson, Sophie (ed.) | Doyal, Lesley (ed.).

Publisher: Buckingham, U.K. Open University Press 1999Description: [vii], 211 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Introduction / Sophie Watson -- 1. The changing worlds of work and families / Hilary Land -- 2. Sex, gender and health : a new approach / Lesley Doyal -- 3. City/genders / Sophie Watson -- 4. 'She's there for me' : caring in a rural community / Imogen Taylor -- 5. Child protection policy and practice : women in the front line / Elaine Farmer and Margaret Boushel -- 6. The criminalization of female poverty / Christina Pantazis -- 7. Domestic violence policy in the 1990s / Gill Hague -- 8. Fatherhood, children and violence : placing the UK in an international context / Marianne Hester and Lynne Harne -- 9. Mainstreaming equality / Teresa Rees -- 10. 'Dangerous and different' : reconstructions of madness in the 1990s and the role of mental health policy / Sarah Payne.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Evaluation of the NSW Youth Drug Court Pilot Program : final report. /

by Eardley, Tony | McNab, Justin | Fisher, Karen | Kozlina, Simon.

Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2004Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/reports/YDAC_FinalReport_revised_March%2004PRINT.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:17:15 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Experiences of crime in two selected migrant communities /

by Johnson, Holly | Australian Institute of Criminolgy.

Publisher: Griffith, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study attempts to assess the experiences of crime among migrants, from Vietnam and the Middle East, whose language, skin colour, religion or cultural practices set them apart from mainstream Australian society. The migrants sampled were more likely to feel that assaults and threats perpetrated against them were racially-motivated.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family violence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples . /

by Al-Yaman, Fadwa | Van Doeland, Mieke | Wallis, Michelle | Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2006Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/ihw/fvaatsip/fvaatsip.pdf' Checked: 22/04/2009 2:35:22 PM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fear and politics. /

by Lawrence, Carmen.

Publisher: Carlton North, Vic. Scribe 2006Description: vii, 133 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-133)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Housing assistance and non-shelter outcomes . /

by Bridge, Catherine | Flatau, Paul | Whelan, Stephen | Wood, Gavin | Yates, Judith.

Publisher: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2003Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Indigenous perpetrators of violence : prevalence and risk factors for offending /

by Wundersitz, Joy | Australian Institute of Criminology.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Criminology reports. Research and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 100- 105Summary: In this report, the available data indicate that Indigenous people are 15 to 20 times more likely than non-Indigenous people to commit violent offences. The main risk factors linked to violent offending by Indigenous people include alcohol misuse, illicit drug use, sex, age, childhood experience of violence and abuse, exposure to pornography, education, income, employment, housing, physical and mental health, geographic location and access to services. However alcohol, based on existing evidence, stands out as a problem over and above structural factors such as socioeconomic disadvantage. The report concludes by drawing attention to the need to investigate the specifics of different forms of violent offending : the relationship between victims and offenders and the location and nature of different community settings. It is not, in itself, enough to continue to document the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. This can only be properly understood if more research involves the examination of what stops and inhibits offending. There are many Indigenous people who experience a constellation of risk factors who do not offend or refrain from offending and the report ends with a recommendation for further research into resilience and what are commonly called 'protective' factors, as part of a 'developmental prevention' approach.Availability: (1)

Introduction : the reality and costs of unemployment. /

by Saunders, Peter.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 1-12.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: No items available

National Indigenous law and justice strategy : consultative draft. /

by Ruddock, Phillip | Johnston, David.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Attorney General's Department, Australian Government. 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://digbig.com/4txrh' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:56 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

New forms of professional knowledge in multi-agency delivery of services for children (the MATCh Project). /

by Robinson, R.M | Anning, A | Cottrell, D.

Publisher: Leeds University of Leeds 2004Description: 27 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 14)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

On the run : fugitive life in an American city /

by Goffman, Alice.

Publisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2014Description: xiv, 277 p.Summary: Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives - family, relationships, jobs - into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences.Availability: No items available Checked out (1).

Pathways to positive outcomes : a collaborative submission to the Premier's Drug Advisory Council. /

by Council to Homeless Persons.

Publisher: unpub. 1995Description: 8 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: January 1995Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Promoting safer communities through physical design, social inclusion and crime prevention through environmental design : a developmental study. /

by Haigh, Yvonne.

Publisher: Murdoch, W.A. Centre for Social and Community Research 2006Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The economic costs of poverty in the United States : subsequent effects of children growing up poor. /

by Holzer, Harry J | Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore | Duncan, Greg J.

Publisher: Washington, DC Center for American Progress 2007Description: PDF.Summary: This paper reviews a range of research studies that estimate the relationships between children growing up in poverty and their earnings, propensity to commit crime, and quality of health later in life. The authors also review estimates of the costs that crime and poor health per person impose on the economy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The health effects of unemployment. /

by Taylor, Richard | Morrell, Stephen.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 194-212.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemployment. /

by Saunders, Peter (ed.) | Taylor, Richard (ed.).

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. UNSW Press 2002Description: xiii, 278 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).

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