Aboriginal women and violence a report for the Criminology Research Council and the Northern Territory Commissioner of Police by Audrey Bolger

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Published by Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit in Darwin .

Written in English

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  • Australia,
  • Northern Territory.


  • Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Crimes against -- Australia -- Northern Territory.,
  • Abused women -- Australia -- Northern Territory.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-104).

Book details

Statementby Audrey Bolger.
LC ClassificationsGN667.N6 B65 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 104 p. ;
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1760730M
ISBN 100731511727
LC Control Number92108168

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A review of the Aboriginal‐specific literature on family violence produces widely varying estimates of the rate of family violence in Aboriginal communities, ranging from three to eight times the rate in mainstream society,  but there is a consensus that  Aboriginal women are at higher risk of suffering some form of violence or abuse than their mainstream.

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