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Domestic violence in the urban fringe

Di Bartolo, Lawrence M. & Carpenter, Belinda J. (2001) Domestic violence in the urban fringe. Urban Policy and Research, 19(3), pp. 347-366.

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Abstract

Police call data for domestic violence incidents in the city of Brisbane were used to further explore the locational disadvantage thesis. it was hypothesised that the supposed additional burdens and stresses on disadvantaged families living in the outer suburbs may be reflected in significantly higher rates of reported domestic violence. Using an index of relative socioeconomic disadvantage and employing Analysis of variance (ANOVA) this research shows that significantly higher rates of reported domestic violence occur in the inner suburbs relative to the middle or outer suburbs of Brisbane. This finding adds further doubt to the magnitude of locational disadvantage impacts on outer suburban low income family households.

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ID Code: 29019
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: domestic violence, Brisbane, police, disadvantage
DOI: 10.1080/08111140108727883
ISSN: 0811-1146
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 02 Dec 2009 00:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 13:51

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