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'An awful state of affairs for you': managing the needs of older prisoners - a case study from the Australian Capital Territory

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Jackson, I and Doyle, C and Bartels, L, 'An awful state of affairs for you': managing the needs of older prisoners - a case study from the Australian Capital Territory, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 32, (2) pp. 243-251. ISSN 1034-5329 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2020 Sydney Institute of Criminology

DOI: doi:10.1080/10345329.2020.1739815

Abstract

The 2013-2017 Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse found that children were abused in over 4000 Australian institutions between 1980 and 2015. The Commission referred at least 309 matters relating to abuse in Catholic institutions to the police. It is predicted that, in the coming years, older males will comprise an increasingly large part of the prison population in Australia. High increases are already being noted in one Australian jurisdiction, the Australian Capital Territory (the ACT). This paper provides a discussion on the current experiences of older prisoners in Australia and how agencies, such as corrective services, can best address the needs of this population in the coming years.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, health, older prisoners, prisoners
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Social work
Research Field:Counselling, wellbeing and community services
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Ageing and older people
UTAS Author:Bartels, L (Ms Lorana Bartels)
ID Code:139418
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2020-06-15
Last Modified:2021-04-28
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