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.
|Title of host publication||Crime, Justice and Social Democracy:|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference|
|Editors||Helen Berents, John Scott|
|Place of Publication||Brisbane, Qld|
|Publisher||Crime and Justice Research Centre QUT|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||Crime, 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 2015 → 10 Jul 2015
Conference number: 2015 (3rd)
|Conference||Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference (CJ&SD 2015 3rd)|
|Period||9/07/15 → 10/07/15|
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.