Funding The first author was supported by an Australian-American Fulbright fellowship. The three items are: For example, possessing a strong cultural identity has been found to promote resilience, enhance self-esteem, engender pro-social coping styles and has served as a protective mechanism against mental health symptoms [ 3 — 9 ]. Interviews were conducted by two assessors, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research officer and a mental health clinician. This study identified that cultural engagement in custodial settings was associated with a lower likelihood of violent re-offence. Preview this item Preview this item.
Preview this item Preview this item. A univariate ANOVA analysis was then conducted to determine if cultural identity predicted cultural engagement. Dudgeon P, Walker R. The E-mail Address es field is required. The findings of the study emphasize a greater need for correctional institutions to accommodate Indigenous cultural considerations. No significant relationship was found for low identifiers.
Moreover, Indigeneity has often been demarcated by the state — over 60 classifications since white settlement [ 27 ] – overlooking the heterogeneity of cultural practices among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Cultural engagement and recidivism by level of identity status As cultural identity significantly predicted cultural engagement and cultural engagement predicted violent offending, the relationship between identity, engagement and violent offending was then explored.
For the cultural engagement measure, the mean score was 9.
You may have already requested this item. Accessed 10 Oct There is a clear need for both cultural strengthening services that help cultivate a strong Indigenous identity and regular opportunities to participate in cultural activities [ 38 ]. Descriptive statistics were employed to ascertain the mean and range of the abbreviated ATIS scale fhesis the composite cultural engagement measure. This is important in light of the increasing rates of Indigenous imprisonment in Australia [ 20 ] and recent efforts by state departments to acknowledge the importance of Indigenous culture in reducing contact with the justice system [ 21 ].
The impact of indigenous cultural identity and cultural engagement on violent offending
However, little explicit attention is afforded to culture in such structures [ 24 ]. First, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are heterogeneous peoples. Fleming J, Ledogar RJ. A recent review into the Northern Territory correctional services tesis that for young Aboriginal people in custody, healing time, spirituality and connection to culture should transpire prior to therapeutically addressing offending-specific behaviors [ 40 ].
Availability of data and materials The datasets generated and analyzed during the current study are not publicly available due to the classified forensic nature of the information. Your rating has been recorded. A safer northern territory department of correctional services. Log-rank tests were used to identify group differences.
Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison: A survival analysis was performed juamita determine differences in time to re-offence by degree of cultural engagement. JS and YP advised on the design and the data analyses.
However, no research to date has explored the protective influences of cultural identity and cultural engagement on violent offending. Methods A total of adults from 11 prisons in the state of Victoria completed a semi-structured interview comprising cultural identification and cultural engagement material in custody.
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Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. The legal classification of race in Australia. University of South Thexis Table 1 Predictors of recidivism by engagement and identity. This study identified that cultural engagement in custodial settings was associated with a lower likelihood of violent re-offence.
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The juabita value used to partition both high and low identifiers and engagers were relatively high. A second analysis was conducted to identify differences in time at-risk by strength of identity. Identifying and engaging in Indigenous cultures has been linked with enhanced self-assessed health, improved educational and employment outcomes, and greater life satisfaction.
Tajfel H, Turner JC. Relationship between identity and engagement Thdsis linear regression was conducted to determine if cultural identity predicted cultural engagement. In the study, a stronger cultural identity predicted higher levels of cultural engagement. Citations are based on reference standards. Participant age and environmental surroundings prior to custody, however, were commensurate across identity groups.
However, this outcome was not achievable, possibly due to small sample sizes.
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