Weatherburn, Don

Authors: Weatherburn, Don

This conference paper discusses findings that it is drug and alcohol abuse, not poverty and unemployment, which are the key factors behind the high rate of Aboriginal imprisonment. Far from […]

This study of NSW offenders found that offenders given a suspended sentence are no more likely to re-offend than those given a prison sentence of up to 12 months in […]

Fifteen years ago the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody drew attention to the fact that the rate of imprisonment of Indigenous Australians was 13 times higher than the […]

With most prisoners released from custody eventually returning to custody (estimated 74% for NSW Indigenous prisoners), this research by the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research examines […]

This study measures the rate of re-offending on parole in NSW, identifies the predictors of both general and violent offending on parole and describes the types of offences committed on […]

This article seeks to examine the relationship between the number of Indigenous defendants appearing in the NSW Local Court and the rate of Indigenous recidivism. A simple model of the […]

This study uses the 2002 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) to examine the economic and social factors that underpin Indigenous contact with the criminal justice system. […]

A number of theories have been put forward to explain the high level of violence amongst Australia’s Indigenous population. Up until 2002, lack of suitable data on the risk factors […]

The Australian Indigenous imprisonment rate is currently 16.7 times the non-Indigenous imprisonment rate. The leading proximate cause of this over-representation is a high rate of Indigenous arrest. In this report […]