Toward constituting a critical criminology for rural Australia

Coventry, Garry, and Palmer, Darren (2008) Toward constituting a critical criminology for rural Australia. In: Anthony, Thalia, and Cunneen, Chris, (eds.) The Critical Criminology Companion. Hawkins Press, Annandale, NSW, Australia, pp. 303-314.

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Abstract

John Anderson, Deputy Prime Minister at the time, addressed how rural and regional Australia was being left behind and had lost the recognition of their contribution to nation building, so that a 'sense of alienation ... is deep and palpable in much of rural and regional Australia today', estimable through consideration of social indicators, including depression, alcoholism, youth suicide, youth unemployment and 'the tragic circumstances in which many Aboriginal families exist'. Anderson raised two broad foundation themes for this chapter about a critical criminology project for rural Australia: the effects of global economic and social change on rural and regional Australia; and the concern that Australia was fracturing along an urban/rural divide.

Item ID: 7462
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: critical criminology; rural crime
ISBN: 978-1-876067-23-6
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2009 22:46
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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