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The murder/manslaughter of international visitors in Australia can have significant implications for Australian international relations. In particular, the questions about international visitor safety that can follow after news of murder can have far-reaching consequences for a range of important economic sectors, such as tourism and...
Migrants face special challenges in a new country, especially if their language, skin colour, religion or cultural practices set them apart. To assess the experiences of crime among migrants, the Australian component of the 2004 International Crime Victimisation Survey sampled migrants who were born or...
This report presents the findings of the fifth Scanlon Foundation Mapping Social Cohesion national survey conducted in June–July 2012. A separate report covers the 2012 local surveys. The reports build on the knowledge gained through the four earlier Scanlon Foundation national surveys conducted in 2007,...
The public perception of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds is often associated with crime or offending behaviour. Unbalanced media stories sometimes reinforce these stereotypes.
This paper aims to gain a more accurate picture of migrant and refugee youth...
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...
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.