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The culture of joyriding in Queensland: The offender's perspective

Dawes, Glenn (2000) The culture of joyriding in Queensland: The offender's perspective. In Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference, 26-28 November 2000, Brisbane, Queensland.

Abstract

There has been increased public concern about the increase in car theft in Australia. A high proportion of cars are stolen by young people in order to joyride (stealing cars for short-term transport or for non-utilitarian purposes). This paper is based on the outcomes of a two-year qualitative research study that examined the motivations of youth as to why they became involved in the culture of joyriding behaviour. The outcomes of this project highlight a number of diverse factors across race, class and gender lines. The paper concludes with a series of intervention strategies for reducing joyriding behaviour based on an integrated education programme and the introduction of motor projects.

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ID Code: 9387
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference’s web page (see link).
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:45

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