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This research project, commissioned in response to police requests for information, investigated the extent of Indigenous drug use in rural and remote areas, and the harms identified with this drug use. The paper discusses police perception of use, supply of illicit drugs, community perception of...
When an increase in crime at the State level is publicly reported, a large proportion of the general community become fearful, and may alter their lifestyles to avoid what they see as their increased vulnerability to becoming included in victimisation statistics. However, the reported change...
Based on data for local government areas in the mainland eastern states this study shows that crime rates are lower in local areas with high levels of participation on community-oriented activities; includes short section on Indigenous population.
Circle sentencing was first developed in Canada in 1992 for the sentencing of Indigenous offenders in a community setting, with aims including empowering and healing communities, providing more meaningful sentencing options, supporting offender rehabilitation, and supporting victims. In response to the overrepresentation of Indigenous people...
Crime in rural Australia has been a little studied phenomenon. A two-part comprehensive analysis of crime in rural Australia, sought to address the neglect of research into this important issue. In part one, quantitative analyses of census data and crime rates across 122 rural Local...
This report is a snapshot of a project managed by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Program, to reduce the incidence of domestic violence within the community. The aims of the Working With Adolescents to Prevent Domestic Violence -...
Regional, rural and remote sexual assault services in Australia face unique challenges in meeting the needs of the diverse populations they seek to support. These issues range from geographical barriers, to meeting specific cultural needs in an appropriate manner. The local context of rural, regional...
In 2005 the author was employed as a youth worker in a remote Northern Territory community. In this paper she makes observations about the level of disadvantage evident in the community. She describes the early life experiences and health status of the community, and problems...
In the context of crime, victimization, and immigration in the United States, research shows that people are afraid of immigrants because they think immigrants are a threat to their safety and engage in many violent and property crimes.
This report presents data on crime reported to, or detected by, the NSW Police Force from January 1995 to December 2017 , with a focus on the statistical trends for the 24 months ending December 2017.