Rates of Indigenous imprisonment have soared despite sweeping reforms by the Keating government following the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.
In Arresting incarceration, Dr Don Weatherburn charts the events that led to the Royal Commission. He argues that past efforts to reduce the number of Aboriginal Australians in prison have failed to adequately address the underlying causes of Indigenous involvement in violent crime; namely drug and alcohol abuse, child neglect and abuse, poor school performance and unemployment.
- 230mm x 150mm x 12mm
- Released February 2014
- ISBN 9781922059550
About The Author
Don Weatherburn is the Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research. He was awarded a Public Service Medal in January 1998 and made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2006. Dr Weatherburn is the author of two books and more than 180 articles, book chapters and reports on crime and criminal justice.