Crime, Criminalisation and Refugees: the case of Sudanese Australians

Palmer, Darren, Coventry, Gary, Dawes, Glenn, and Moston, Stephen (2020) Crime, Criminalisation and Refugees: the case of Sudanese Australians. Springer Briefs in Criminology . Springer, Singapore.

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DOI: 10.1007%2F978-981-15-6175-7
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Migration and refugee resettlement has been and continues to be, an important element of population growth for Australia. In recent times, more than 35,000 refugees escaping the Sudan civil war have settled in Australia—with approximately 6,500 people now living in Queensland.

With each wave of immigration, the capacity of new citizens to adapt and succeed in their new home has been a key societal concern. Often, there has been some focus on how law-abiding the new immigrant communities will be and their perceived level of involvement with the criminal justice system. In this book, a summary is provided of the findings from four interdependent studies designed to explore Sudanese Australian experiences within the Queensland criminal justice system and to challenge some misconceptions. This book provides an analysis of media representations of Sudanese Australians, views of the Queensland police regarding the relative level of offending by Sudanese people, and a survey and focus groups conducted with Sudanese Australians. In addition it covers the recent experiences of Sudanese living in Victoria. The research ensures that Sudanese Australians are given a voice and a way of communicating their experiences and concerns in dealing with Australian criminal justice and civil systems as a means of assisting them with their integration into Australian society.

Item ID: 65256
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-981-15-6174-0
ISSN: 2192-8533
Keywords: Sudanese; Crime, Police, Media, Refugees
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Copyright Information: (C) Springer
Funders: Australian Institute of Criminology, Criminology Research Council
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2021 23:46
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4402 Criminology > 440213 Race/ethnicity and crime @ 50%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441013 Sociology of migration, ethnicity and multiculturalism @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940402 Crime Prevention @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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