Crime in Rural and Regional Areas

Carrington, Kerry (2007) Crime in Rural and Regional Areas. In Barclay, Elaine, Donnermeyer, Joseph, Scott, John, & Hogg, Russell (Eds.) Crime in Rural Australia. Hawkins Press, NSW, pp. 27-43.

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This Chapter provides an overview of available corrent data measuring crime in Australia's States and Territories broken down into regions and localities The data is limited, has reliability problems and lots of gaps. Nevertheless when the data are analysed according to offence type (in particulary violence versus property offences) an interesting but complicated empirical picture emerges that departs from what most scholars and policy makes have commonly assumed about crime and rural communities - that there is not much of it! The chapter begins with an assessment of the uses and limitations of different ways of measuring crime for those interested in a spatialised analysis of crome dispersion in rural communities.

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ID Code: 32505
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: the extent of rural crime, violence, policing, sentencing and punishment., rural identity
ISBN: 9781862876354
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2010 05:49
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:58

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