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Crime prevention for Aboriginal communities

Hazlehurst, Kayleen M
June 4, 2015

Source: (1990) Crime Prevention Series, no. 2, Australian Institute of Criminology.

In the past many programs designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have failed because they lacked an understanding and respect of local culture and tradition. They have not recognised the unique needs and ways of doing things in each community. This handbook and the associated video, however, adopt a positive approach and give practical direction for crime prevention by reinforcing Aboriginal customs and ways, thereby enabling Aboriginal people and Torres Strait islanders to strengthen their communities. (excerpt)


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