Indigenous Family Violence: An Attempt to Understand the Problems and Inform Appropriate and Effective Responses to Criminal Justice System Intervention

Andrew Day, Robin Jones, Martin Nakata, Dennis McDermott

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    Abstract

    Whilst high levels of concern about the prevalence of family violence within Indigenous communities have long been expressed, progress in the development of evidence-based intervention programs for known perpetrators has been slow. This review of the literature aims to provide a resource for practitioners who work in this area, and a framework from within which culturally specific violence prevention programs can be developed and delivered. It is suggested that effective responses to Indigenous family violence need to be informed by culturally informed models of violence, and that significant work is needed to develop interventions that successfully manage the risk of perpetrators of family violence committing further offences.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)104-117
    Number of pages14
    JournalPsychiatry, Psychology and Law
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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