Justice health

The link between drug use and offending behaviour is well established but often overlooked. Evidence-based interventions and treatments are needed to provide alternatives to, and enhance the outcomes of, incarceration. NDRI’s Justice Health research aims to build capacity among Aboriginal researchers with an interest in the criminal justice system, improve responses to alcohol and other drug-related problems in the criminal justice system and develop effective interventions for the prison population.

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Walker, S., Lancaster, K., Stoove, M., A., Higgs, P. and Wilson, M. (2018). “I lost me visits”: A critical examination of prison drug policy and its effects on connection to family for incarcerated young men who inject drugs. Contemporary Drug Problems. DOI: 10.1177/0091450918777280 [RJ1413] View web page

Walker, S., Higgs, P., Stoove, M., A. and Wilson, M. (2017). Narratives of young men with injecting drug use histories leaving adult prison. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. pp. 1-27. DOI: 10.1177/0306624X17747829 [RJ1404] View web page

Wilson, M., Jones, J., Butler, T., Simpson, P., Gilles, M., Baldry, E., Levy, M., H. and Sullivan, E. (2017). Violence in the lives of incarcerated Aboriginal mothers in Western Australia. SAGE OPEN, 7, (1), pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/21582440166868 [RJ1193] View web page

Wilson, M. (2016). A Reflection on Conducting Research with Aboriginal Mothers in Prison. New Community, 13, (3), pp. 60-61. [UJ209]

Wilson, M. and Jones, J. (2015). Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs, Inquiry into the harmful use of alcohol in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. [R280]

Wilson, M., Jones, J. and Gilles, M. (2014). The Aboriginal Mothers in Prison project: an example of how consultation can inform research practice. Australian Aboriginal Studies, (2). pp. 28-39. [RJ1051] View web page

Yap, L., Carruthers, S., Thompson, S., Cheng, W., S., Jones, J., Simpson, P., Richards, A., Thein, H., Haber, P., Lloyd, A. and Butler, T. (2014). A descriptive model of patient readiness, motivators, and hepatitis C treatment uptake among Australian prisoners. PloS One, 9, (2), pp. e87564. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087564 [RJ1011] View web page

Fetherston, J., Carruthers, S., Butler, T., Wilson, D. and Sindicich, N. (2013). Rates of injection in prison in a sample of Australian-injecting drug users. Journal of Substance Use, 18, (1), pp. 65-73. DOI: 10.3109/14659891.2012.760008 [RJ865] View web page

Malacova, E., Butler, T., Yap, L., Grant, L., Richards, A., Smith, A. and Donovan, B. (2012). Sexual coercion prior to imprisonment: prevalence, demographic and behavioural correlates. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 23, (8), pp. 533-9. DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.011069 [RJ814] View web page

Wilson, M. and Jones, J. (2012). The Social and Cultural Resilience and Emotional Well-being of Aboriginal Mothers in Prison. CentreLines, 36, pp. 2-4. [UJ183]

Butler, T. and Stevens, C., F. (2011). National Summit on Tobacco Smoking in Prisons: Report on the Summit. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. [R247] Download PDF

Malacova, E., Butler, T., Richters, J., Yap, L., Grant, L., Richards, A., Smith, A. and Donovan, B. (2011). Attitudes towards sex: a comparison of prisoners and the general community. Sexual Health, 8, pp. 355-362. DOI: 10.1071/sh10113 [RJ774] View web page

Malacova, E., Butler, T., Richters, J., Yap, L., Grant, L., Richards, A., Smith, A. and Donovan, B. (2011). Knowledge of sexually transmissible infections: a comparison of prisoners and the general population. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 22, (7), pp. 381-386. DOI: 10.1258/ijsa.2011.010408 [RJ777] View web page

Butler, T., Richters, J., Yap, L., Papanastasiou, C., Richards, A., Schneider, K., Grant, L., Smith, A. and Donovan, B. (2010). Sexual health and behaviour of Queensland prisoners - with Queensland and New South Wales comparisons. National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth and School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN: 978-0-9807054-0-9 [R236] Download PDF

Butler, T., Schofield, P., Greenberg, D., Allnutt, S., H., Indig, D., Carr, V., J., D'Este, C., Mitchell, P., B., Knight, L. and Ellis, A. (2010). Reducing impulsivity in repeat violent offenders: an open label trial of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44, (12), pp. 1137-1143. DOI: 10.3109/00048674.2010.525216 [RJ791] View web page

Roarty, L. and Saggers, S. (2010). Evaluation of services to culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) women with comorbid mental health and drug and alcohol issues. National Drug Research Institute, Perth, WA. [T201] Abstract

Butler, T. and Papanastasiou, C. (2008). National Prison Entrants' Bloodborne Virus & Risk Behaviour Survey Report 2004 & 2007. National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University) & National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research (University of New South Wales). ISBN: 1 74067 582 7 [R223] Download PDF

Jones, J., Wilson, M., Sullivan, E., Atkinson, L., Gilles, M., Simpson, P., Baldry, E. and Butler, T. Australian Aboriginal women prisoners’ experiences of being a mother: a review. International Journal of Prisoner Health. [In Press] [RJ1412]