12:50
22 februari 2024

Alcohol bans and law and order responses to crime in Alice Springs haven’t worked in the past, and won’t work now

Alcohol bans and law and order responses to crime in Alice Springs haven’t worked in the past, and won’t work now

A youth ‘crime wave’ in Alice Springs – partly blamed on last year’s lifting of ‘Intervention’ laws – has led to more officers on the streets and more youngsters locked up; but Professor Thalia Anthony and Researcher Vanessa Napaltjari Davis argue that this ‘knee-jerk’ law and order response ignores longer term Royal Commission calls for a more humane response to young people and for greater support for First Nations families and organisations.

Since colonisation, “interventions” to curb Aboriginal “crime” and alcohol have been deployed to control and harm First Nations communities and people. Nowhere is this more true than in the Northern Territory.

Lees verder via policinginsight.com

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