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Adult sexual violence in indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Australia [electronic resource] / Natalie Taylor and Judy Putt
Bib ID 5601750
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
Taylor, Natalie, 1964-
 
Online Access
Online Versions
Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2007 
ISBN 9781921185564
Series

Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice (Online) ; no. 345.

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. Address as at 25/08/2011: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/341-360/tandi345.aspx. 

Summary

Knowledge about sexual violence against women from Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is scant. Anecdotally, levels of sexual violence are purported to be high, but national victimisation surveys may not capture, or may misrepresent, the extent of sexual violence in these communities. While many of the reasons for not reporting sexual violence to police are likely to be similar to those for mainstream women, women from diverse backgrounds can face additional cultural and related factors affecting their ability and/or willingness to report violence. This paper reports on findings from a multi-dimensional study investigating these issues. Participants indicated the need for appropriate interpreters when reporting sexual violence, a preference for female police officers to handle the case, protection of complainants, and more effective dissemination of information on how the criminal justice system processes sexual assault cases. There is a clear need to address fundamental attitudes and beliefs within particular communities about sexual violence and this will require strong community leadership and the support of local community members.

Notes

Title from caption of PDF document (viewed Aug. 25, 2011)

"September 2007".

Includes bibliographical references (p. 6)

Text and graphics.

Also available in print.

Selected for archiving

Subjects Sexual abuse victims -- Australia.  |  Sex crimes -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Women -- Crimes against -- Australia -- Statistics.  |  Women -- Crimes against -- Cross-cultural studies.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Crimes against.
Other authors/contributors Putt, Judy  |  Australian Institute of Criminology
Terms of Use Australian Institute of Criminology 2007. 

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