The Australian Institute of Criminology has resources and research relating to deaths of Australians who were in custody.
Men make up the majority of deaths in custody which might be attributed to a combination of increased custodial sentences for men, pre-existing mental or physical health issues and the poor state of men’s health programs.
There has been reports that indigenous communities see their young men deliberately committing crimes so they can enter jail as a right of passage to becoming men like their fathers and older male relatives.
Here’s our #PolicySnapShot to improve men’s health.
Juvenile Justice Reform
Our approach to reducing juvenile crime will see offenders enter the national youth service program prior to re-offending. Our policy includes a nation juvenile curfew combined with redirection programs that focus on training, education and community engagement to reduce recidivism rates.
Here is a link to some of those resources. https://www.aic.gov.au/publications/sr/sr21