Violence in the Lives of Incarcerated Aboriginal Mothers in Western Australia

  title={Violence in the Lives of Incarcerated Aboriginal Mothers in Western Australia},
  author={Mandy Wilson and Jocelyn Jones and Tony Butler and Paul Simpson and Marisa T Gilles and Eileen Baldry and Michael H. Levy and Elizabeth Sullivan},
  journal={SAGE Open},
Drawing on in-depth interviews with incarcerated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers in Western Australia, we report on the women’s use of violence in their relationships with others. Results reinforce that Aboriginal women are overwhelmingly victims of violence; however, many women report also using violence, primarily as a strategy to deal with their own high levels of victimization. The “normalization” of violence in their lives and communities places them at high risk of arrest… 

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