Source: (1995) Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 47, Australian Institute of Criminology.

This Trends and Issues presents some of the key facts about the high levels of imprisonment of Indigenous people in Australia and explores some of the principal reasons behind the statistics. The rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration are compared with those of non- Indigenous people in juvenile institutions, in police lockups, and in adult prisons, linking them with data on other relevant issues such as education and employment, and so mirroring a process which appears to be all too familiar to members of the Indigenous community. (excerpt)

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