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An investigation into the immigration-crime relationship among metropolitan areas over a 40 year period from 1970 to 2010. Results indicate that immigration is consistently linked to decreases in violent (e.g., murder) and property (e.g., burglary) crime throughout the time period.
The vast majority of Sudanese Australians have integrated successfully into the fabric of Australian society, yet a small number are at-risk for violence and other criminal activities. This study identifes the self-reported life experiences and offending patterns of Sudanese-Australian youth in custody.
Abstract: In this report, what is known about human trafficking involving marriage and partner migration to Australia is described, drawing on primary information obtained from victim/survivor testimonies, stakeholder knowledge and expertise, and reported cases that progressed through the Australian justice system. It confirms what...
Drawing on research undertaken to explore the role of partner migration in human trafficking into Australia, this paper presents qualitative data on the help-seeking strategies of victim/survivors of human trafficking and similar exploitative situations involving partner migration.
Introduction: There is a diversity of...
This paper provides an assessment of offenders who commit human trafficking, slavery and slave-like crimes in Australia.
Foreword: There is a lack of international and Australian research about offenders who have been convicted of human trafficking, slavery and slave-like practices. In Australia, 15...
As a South Sudanese migrant lambasts young African men for committing violent crimes in Victoria, a criminologist warns the media against overblowing the issue.
Immigration-crime research over the past 20 years has widely corroborated the conclusions of a number of early 20th-century presidential commissions that found no backing for the immigration-crime connection. Although there are always individual exceptions, the literature demonstrates that immigrants commit fewer crimes, on average, than...
Part of the terms of reference for this inquiry asked the Committee to: give particular consideration to social engagement of youth migrants, including involvement of youth migrants in anti-social behaviour such as gang activity, and the adequacy of the Migration Act 1958 character test provisions...
This paper argues that the heroin trade had an effect analogous to ‘resource curse’, and has been a major source of continuing disadvantage and social harm to the Vietnamese Australian community.