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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Cate
dc.contributor.authorMace, Glenn
dc.contributor.authorPowell, Martine
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Mairi
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-13T22:33:37Z
dc.date.available2020-02-13T22:33:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0093-8548
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0093854815603388
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391426
dc.description.abstractThis study presents an evaluation of Operation RESET, a community engagement intervention designed to help remote Indigenous communities and human service agencies to uncover, respond to, and prevent child sexual abuse. The primary aim of this evaluation was to determine whether the intervention was associated with increased reporting. Data were obtained for six Western Australian regions between 2007 and 2012. Number of reports and arrests significantly increased in the intervention areas during the intervention compared with the pre-intervention time period but not in the control areas. Arrest rates significantly increased during the intervention and increased further following the intervention. There were no changes in arrest rates in regions that did not participate in the operation. This evidence suggests that the reforms led to a marked improvement in some key outcomes for Indigenous victims of child sexual abuse and supports the adoption of this collaborative approach by other jurisdictions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSage
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1303
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1315
dc.relation.ispartofissue12
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCriminal Justice and Behavior
dc.relation.ispartofvolume42
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1602
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsPsychology, Clinical
dc.subject.keywordsCriminology & Penology
dc.subject.keywordschild sexual abuse
dc.titleEvaluation of a Collaborative Operation to Improve Child Sexual Abuse Reporting in Western Australian Indigenous Communities
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBailey, C; Mace, G; Powell, M; Benson, M, Evaluation of a Collaborative Operation to Improve Child Sexual Abuse Reporting in Western Australian Indigenous Communities, Criminal Justice and Behavior, 2015, 42 (12), pp. 1303-1315
dc.date.updated2020-02-13T05:39:39Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorPowell, Martine B.


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