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Violence in the lives of incarcerated aboriginal mothers in Western Australia

Wilson, Mandy; Jones, Jocelyn; Butler, Tony; Simpson, Paul; Gilles, Marisa; Baldry, Eileen; Levy, Michael; Sullivan, Elizabeth


Drawing on in-depth interviews with incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in Western Australia, we report on the women’s use of violence in their relationships with others. Results reinforce that Aboriginal women are overwhelmingly victims of violence; however, many women report also using violence, primarily as a strategy to deal with their own high levels of victimization. The “normalization” of violence in their lives and communities places them at high risk of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Sage Open
DOI: 10.1177/2158244016686814
Access Rights: Open Access


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