Cultural explanations for Indigenous violence: A second look at the NATSISS

This paper was presented by Don Weatherburn and Lucy Snowball at the 'Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey' conference, 11-12 April 2001, The Australian National University, Canberra. The session title was 'Crime and Housing'.

Don Weatherburn (Ph.D., PSM. ASSA) is Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) in Sydney. He received his Ph.D from The University of Sydney in 1979. He was awarded a Public Service Medal in 1998, appointed an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Science and Policy at the University of New South Wales in 2005, and made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2006. Don is the author of two books and more than 150 articles, book chapters and reports on crime and criminal justice.

Lucy Snowball is a Senior Research Officer at the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR). She has a Bachelor of Arts/Commerce (Hons) from The University of Sydney. Her recent work has included research into racial bias in sentencing, bail decisions and juvenile diversion; social and economic factors underpinning Indigenous contact with the justice system; and factors determining the granting of police bail for juveniles. Lucy has previously held a Senior Research Officer position in the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Concluding commentary is by Boyd Hunter, Senior Fellow, CAEPR.

An audio recording and presentation slides from the session can be downloaded below.

Date & time

Tue 12 Apr 2011, 12.30–2pm


Haydon-Allen Tank, The Australian National University, Canberra.


Don Weatherburn, Lucy Snowball

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