Young People and Crime in Rural Communities

Barclay, Elaine, Hogg, Russell, & Scott, J. (2007) Young People and Crime in Rural Communities. In Barclay, Elaine, Donnermeyer, Joseph F, Hogg, Russell, & Scott, J. (Eds.) Crime in Rural Australia. Federation Press, Sydney.

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Abstract

Because childhood and adolescence are crucial phases in psycho-social development and the formation of responsible citizens, an unusual degree of attention and supervision is directed at the young (Bittner, 1976; Rose, 1989). Such is the moral frailty of youth that mere presence or 11 doing nothing" (Corrigan, 1979) can, under certain circumstances, excite adult anxieties as a harbinger of immediate or later danger. Delinquency and adolescent antisocial behaviour are not, therefore, a matter of objective, positivistic measurement and control, but are bound up with larger patterns of intergenerational relationships. These relationships are also conditioned by social and spatial environments.

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ID Code: 79058
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9781862876354
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Federation Press
Deposited On: 12 Jan 2015 03:59
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:15

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