PhD Proposal Presentation by: Simone da Costa
The School of Law and Justice invites you to a PhD Proposal Presentation by Simone da Costa:
One of the most significant challenges for juvenile detainees on release is to reintegrate into their communities and maintain a non-offending life style. With recidivist rates for young Indigenous offenders in Western Australia at an alarmingly high level (80% for males and 65% for females from 1998 to 2008), research into factors implicated in offending behaviour and its prevention is over-due. Little is known as to the obstacles faced and aids required for successful reintegration of young Indigenous offenders from their viewpoints.
Bronfenbrenner's ecological systems theory will provide a conceptual guide to the research. The proposed qualitative study will involve interviewing forty sentenced young Indigenous male offenders. This project will contribute to understandings about how young Indigenous males perceive detention and their lives on release. It considers relevant pre and post-release support interventions likely to achieve better outcomes at each stage of their reintegration. It aims to identify measures needed to assist in revising prison programs and improving post-release services.
Date: Friday 8th June
Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Joondalup campus, building 2, room 443.
For more information contact Bev Lurie, or phone (08) 6304 5237.