Who’s Missing? Demographic Impacts from the Incarceration of Indigenous People in the Northern Territory, Australia

Hannah Payer, Andrew Taylor, Tony Barnes

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    Abstract

    The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Prison Census indicate increasing numbers of Indigenous people are incarcerated in Northern Territory prisons. As a result, there are potential social, economic and demographic impacts for small and remote communities in the Territory from which those in jail originate. This research focuses particularly on the demographic impacts for individual communities and attempts to articulate the types of demographic effects a community of an average demographic structure might experience. The research aims to highlight the magnitude of the impacts for some communities as well as to advocate for a targeting of resources towards reducing the gap in incarceration rates between Indigenous and other Australians.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCrime, Justice and Social Democracy:
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference
    EditorsHelen Berents, John Scott
    Place of PublicationBrisbane, Qld
    PublisherCrime and Justice Research Centre QUT
    Pages27-36
    Number of pages10
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9874678-6-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventCrime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference (CJ&SD 2015 3rd) - Crime and Justice Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 9 Jul 201510 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 2015 (3rd)

    Conference

    ConferenceCrime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference (CJ&SD 2015 3rd)
    Abbreviated titleCJ&SD
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period9/07/1510/07/15

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    Payer, H., Taylor, A., & Barnes, T. (2016). Who’s Missing? Demographic Impacts from the Incarceration of Indigenous People in the Northern Territory, Australia. In H. Berents, & J. Scott (Eds.), Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 27-36). Crime and Justice Research Centre QUT.