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Investigation into hearing impairment among Indigenous prisoners within the Northern Territory Correctional Services

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Title
Investigation into hearing impairment among Indigenous prisoners within the Northern Territory Correctional Services
Creator
Vanderpoll, Troy; Howard, Damien
Collection
E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT
Date
2011-07-06
Description
"This project identified that some experienced corrections officers have developed communication skills that help them communicate more effectively with inmates with hearing loss and that the use of amplification devices can lessen communication problems experienced by inmates with hearing loss. These results suggest there are potential benefits in addressing widespread hearing loss among NT Indigenous inmates. These benefits include improved inmate management practices and enhanced wellbeing among inmates, as well as better rehabilitation outcomes and lower levels of recidivism." - Executive Summary
Notes
Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).
Table of contents
Executive summary -- Introduction -- Purpose -- Method -- Equipment -- Results -- Inmates' self-reports -- Discussion: Implications for NT Corrections - Use of amplification devices - Hearing loss as a barrier to rehabilitation -- Recommendations -- Conclusion -- Appendix -- References
Language
English
Subject
Aboriginal peoples (Australians); Aboriginal prisoners; Deafness
Publisher name
Northern Territory Correctional Services
Place of publication
Darwin
Format
21 pages ; 30 cm.
File type
application/pdf
Copyright owner
Northern Territory Government
Parent handle
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/277078
Citation address
https://hdl.handle.net/10070/424325

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