Technology Increases Opportunities for Sexual Violence

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has recently published a study that indicates that technology can increase the opportunities for sexual violence to occur. The study mainly focuses on internet related technologies such as social networking and smart-phones which are a part of almost every young person’s daily lifestyle. The study which was published in…

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Criminal Gangs in Indigenous Communities

The Australian Institute of Criminology has recently published a study about the importance of cultural authority and family support in preventing youths from becoming involved with gangs. The research focuses on the Wadeye community which is one of the largest Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. The Wadeye community has gained a reputation as one…

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Crime in Indigenous Populations

The Australian Institute of Criminology has recently published the results of a study on communities that generate criminals. The results of this research known as “Targeting crime prevention: Identifying communities that generate chronic and costly offenders” discusses the growing gaps in arrests between the Indigenous people of Australia and non-Indigenous people. Indigenous people over the…

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Some Helpful Coping Strategies Following Trauma

Below is a list of coping strategies which victims of crime may find helpful: Seek out support from others around you. Talk about the traumatic experience. Express emotions, such as crying. Participate in physical activity, such as brisk walking or jogging. Practice relaxation techniques, including stretching exercises, meditation and yoga. Look at the funny side…

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Depression Symptoms Over the Phone

A computer program has recently been designed that may be able to one day help depression patients monitor their depression symptoms via their smartphones. The technology was developed in Australia and takes advantage of facial recognition and voice recognition technologies. The program was created by researchers at the Black Dog Institute, a treatment organization for…

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