Who’s missing? Social and Demographic Impacts from the Incarceration of Indigenous People in the Northern Territory

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
    Pages1-17
    Number of pages17
    No.05
    Specialist publicationResearch Briefs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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