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Reducingthe risk of re-offending in australian indigenous offenders: What works for whom?

A Day

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation | Published : 2003


This paper discusses the application of the “what works” approach to the rehabilitation of indigenous Australian offenders. It is suggested that those from indigenous cultures may not share some of the theoretical assumptions that underpin the “what works” approach, potentially leading to discussion about the cultural appropriateness of rehabilitation programs. Finally, some options are presented about how cultural differences might be understood in ways that facilitate the further development of rehabilitation programs for indigenous peoples. © 2003 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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