Symptoms of trauma, perceptions of discrimination, and anger - a comparison between Australian indigenous and nonindigenous prisoners

Day, Andrew, Davey, Linda, Wanganeen, Rosemary, Casey, Sharon, Howells, Kevin, and Nakata, Martin (2008) Symptoms of trauma, perceptions of discrimination, and anger - a comparison between Australian indigenous and nonindigenous prisoners. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 23 (2). pp. 245-258.

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Abstract

Although the need for the development and provision of culturally appropriate rehabilitation programs for offenders is widely acknowledged, there is a lack of empirical data that can be used as a basis for the development of new programs. This article reports the findings of a comparison of indigenous and nonindigenous male prisoners on a range of measures relevant to the experience of anger by indigenous prisoners in Australia. The results suggest that indigenous participants are more likely to experience symptoms of early trauma, have greater difficulties identifying and describing feelings, and perceive higher levels of discrimination than nonindigenous prisoners. The implications of this work for the development of culturally appropriate and effective anger management programs for indigenous male prisoners are discussed.

Item ID: 47162
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1552-6518
Keywords: anger, trauma, indigenous, prisoners
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 07:50
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 100%
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