Before speculating on reasons for the less than desirable relations between Indigenous people and the police, it is important to look back over history to where the relationship began. Indigenous people had been inhabiting Australia long before it’s ‘discovery’ by Europeans, estimates range from at least 50,000 to 200,000 years (OurVoices, Ch1 2013); they were a well-established and fully functioning society in their own means. When white people settled in Australia and claimed it as their own, they brought with them a whole new culture, filled with foreign ideals and values which made colonisation traumatic for the Indigenous people. The government imposed a range of policies on Indigenous people which saw them almost wiped out from ...
... middle of paper ...
...t created a framework for which Aboriginal people could use to structure activism (McDonald, 1999, p.299).
Looking at all of the evidence it can be seen that Indigenous levels of incarceration are indeed higher than that of non-Indigenous Australians. This high level can be attributed to emotional factors such as intergenerational trauma; social factors such as low socio-economic status, and people being caught up in the criminal justice cycle – which fails to recognise their cultural disadvantage; and racial attitudes in the police force which stem from a history of police control of Aboriginal life. While there has been a little progress in investigating these matters, there is still much to be done. Some suggestions would be cultural competence training, not only for members of the police force, but for workers in the criminal justice, health and education system.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- ‘Aboriginal Australians are arguably one of the most traumatised people in the world’ (Nadew, 2012, p.2). The forcible removal of Australian Indigenous children from their families during the 1900’s became official government policy until 1969; the children who were taken away are now known as the ‘Stolen Generations’. A loss of cultural affiliation, an entrenched mistrust and anger towards non-Indigenous peoples, a loss of spirituality and connection to ancestors, substance and alcohol abuse and mental illness (Korff, 2015) are a mere few effects that ‘continue to resound through generations of Aboriginal families’ (Dudgeon & Hirvonen, 2014).... [tags: Indigenous Australians, Australia, Queensland]
1657 words (4.7 pages)
- Health can be defined in various ways but in an ‘Indigenous Persons’ perspective health means not just the physical well being of an individuals relative and dynamic health but also refers to the social, emotional and cultural well-being of the whole Community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being. The relative nature of health refers to how we judge our level of health in a period of time or when compared to others in the indigenous population. When comparing Indigenous Australian’s health with non-Indigenous Australians the amount of poor health of aboriginals in Australia is now so low that almost half of Native men and over a third of women die... [tags: Aboriginals, Culture Healthcare]
1172 words (3.3 pages)
- In the modern society, a large number of people are suffering from the effects of social isolation. Over the past decades, the most affected population has been the senior citizens who are forced to live in isolation due to their old age and a loss of contact with their friends. The results of alienation are loneliness, vulnerability, and depression. However, with the emergence of information technology, both the senior population and the younger generations have been faced with increased exposure to loneliness as people have greater access and use of different media as opposed to the traditional methods of socialization (Solove 17).... [tags: Sociology, Technology, Social relation]
1532 words (4.4 pages)
- The role of technology in social alienation and loneliness In the modern society, a large number of people are suffering from the effects of social isolation. Over the past decades, the most affected population has been the senior citizens who are forced to live in isolation due to their old age and a loss of contact with their friends. The results of alienation are loneliness, vulnerability, and depression. However, with the emergence of information technology, both the senior population and the younger generations have been faced with increased exposure to loneliness as people have greater access and use of different media as opposed to the traditional methods of socialization (Solove 17).... [tags: Sociology, Technology, Social relation, Society]
1541 words (4.4 pages)
- Special educators of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) must exhibit a high level of patience in the classroom. Teacher behavior is a contributing factor to students' behavior whether positive or negative. As classroom managers, teachers are best suited to handle students with EBD when they have adequate educational training, a proper comprehension of the behavior disorders, and the characteristics of each for students with EBD. Teachers with lower educational levels have more severe observed behavioral problems for students in their classroom than those with higher educational levels (Stormont, Reinke, & Herman, 2011).... [tags: Classroom-Based Intervention for EBD Students]
2917 words (8.3 pages)
- Racism is a part of everyday thing it's the belief that particular race is better than the other leading to abusive or aggressive behaviour towards members of another race. "Stop Hate 2000" campaign stated that the causes of racism are xenophobia, the fear of different people. An element of xenophobia is present in racism. Deep fear can express itself in racially motivated violence, a need to feel OK, to feel worthwhile. This can result in people wanting to feel superior to others, Allows one group to socially, politically, and economically dominate other groups.... [tags: australia, stop hate]
1009 words (2.9 pages)
- This essay aims to critically evaluate, compare, contrast and criticize, and integrate theories, strategies and skills from the Humanist, Psychodynamic and Behaviourist perspective. This essay will discuss Maslow, Rogers’, Freudian and Skinner’s approaches to understand how counselling theories may be used by teachers and other staff for supporting children and young people in terms of their social and emotional well-being within the educational context, and the factors that influence their use.... [tags: Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning]
2500 words (7.1 pages)
- Part A: What are social and emotional intelligence. (119 words) Emotional intelligence has a large amount of number, which in common with social intelligence. Both of them are relevant with perception and understanding of other’s emotion, oneself and act cleverly way in interpersonal relationships. They are mood driver, a neurological and biological state of mind which are the significant key for human relationship, furthermore they are overlapping, interdependent and multidimensional. Additionally, found that most successful people seem to behave wiser in socially and emotionally, for instance, in the workplace and close relationships (Kang,Day, & Meara, 2005).... [tags: Emotion, Emotional intelligence, Psychology]
1679 words (4.8 pages)
- Understanding how to make good use of social skills and managing emotions are the first conditions to all employee who need to interact with customers in their jobs; for instance, hospitality industry, but also to everyone interacts with others in daily life. However, people start interacting and communicating with each other by using their electronic devices and create a phenomenon of social corrosion due to the development of technology. Nevertheless, the essay will discuss what benefits of having a highly skilled of social intelligence and emotional intelligence in individual and the organization of the hospitality industry.... [tags: Emotion, Emotional intelligence, Psychology]
1448 words (4.1 pages)
- Everyone has grown up with a certain toy they loved to play with, but no one really knew the effects it would on them as they aged. Children that are obsessed with their toys and other devices could be affected negatively and positively both with their emotional and social skills and development. When babies are born, they are forced into what they will play with, but it should not be that way. Parents need to give their children space to have an open mind about what toys they want to play with (Roberts 1 of 1).... [tags: emotional, social skills, development, children]
1123 words (3.2 pages)
- How Does Listening Differ From Hearing?
- The Birth Of A Girl Child
- Notes On Music And Racial Identities
- Financial Statements Are Key Elements For Potential Investors And Existing Shareholders When Making Decisions About Investing Or Lending
- Police Officers Must Take Into Consideration When Dealing With Offenders Of The Law
- Dr. Molloy, Owner Of Medi Exam Health Services