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Arresting incarceration: Pathways out of Indigenous imprisonment

Imprint: Canberra; Aboriginal Studies Press; 2014Extent: xvii, 189 p.ISBN: 9781922059550Publication Type: MonographSubjects: Social Sciences; Indigenous; Criminology & criminal justice; Social services & public welfare

Database: Indigenous Collection

Abstract: The biggest impediment to reducing the rate of Indigenous imprisonment is not hostility to the idea itself but an overwhelming sense of pessimism about the prospect of achieving this goal, even among people who care about the issue. Part of this book is about why past efforts to reduce Indigenous imprisonment failed. The more important part is an attempt to show that change is possible, even in an area as seemingly intractable as Indigenous imprisonment. It is sometimes easier to see the possibility of change when it happens in a particular individual than when assured of it by research.