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Crime and Justice

'The Snowtown we know and love': Small newspapers and heinous crimes

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Hess, Kristy; Waller, Lisa
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 21, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

This paper examines the role of small newspapers in Australia when bizarre and shocking crimes are committed locally. These crimes often attract intense media attention that casts a net of shame across entire townships through their representation as places of fascination and fear in the public imagination. We take a practice appro ....

'Virtual Justice in the Bush': The Use of Court Technology in Remote and Regional Australia

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wallace, Anne
  • Journal Name: Journal of Law, Information and Science
  • Journal Number: 19
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

Courts and tribunals in Australia are making substantial investments in court technology, in particular, videoconferencing and broadband technology, as a way of delivering justice to remote and regional Australia. While the deployment of technology in this way is most often justified on the grounds of cost-savings and convenience, ....

100 kids, a green shed, endless red dirt and a few stray camels : reconsidering health in the heart of Australia

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Titmuss, Angela
  • Journal Name: 9th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin West, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Northern Territory

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 such as substance misuse and involvement with the crimin ....

A new way of doing justice business? Community justice mechanisms and sustainable governance in Western Australia

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Blagg, Harry
  • Publisher: Law Reform Commission of Western Australia
  • Published Location: Perth, WA
  • ISBN: 1740350456
  • Country: Australia

With a main focus on developments in remote regions, this paper explores the current and potential contribution of Aboriginal community justice mechanisms to the goal of improving security and safety in Aboriginal communities and ensuring the maximum possible ownership of justice and justice related processes by Aboriginal communit ....

A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between Community Cohesiveness and Rural Crime

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Barclay, E.M., Jobes, P. Donnermeyer, J.F., Weinand, H.
  • Publisher: The Institute for Rural Futures - University of New England
  • ISBN: 1863897100
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

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 Government Areas (LGAs) in New South Wales, highlighted the extr ....

A report of the Derby/West Kimberley Project: Working With Adolescents To Prevent Domestic Violence

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Poelina, Anne; Perdrisat, Ian
  • Publisher: Attorney-General's Department
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 0642211949
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Western Australia

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 - Indigenous Rural Model were to increase awareness a ....

A snapshot of how local context affects sexual assault service provision in regional, rural and remote Australia

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Liz Wall & Mary Stathopoulos
  • Journal Name: ACSSA Wrap No. 13
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • ISBN: 978-1-922038-17-3
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

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 and remote areas in Australia has led to some ....

A Structural Analysis of Social Disorganisation and Crime in Rural Communities in Australia

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: Jobes, Patrick C; Barclay, Elaine; Weinand, Herb; Donnermeyer, Joseph F
  • Journal Name: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, The
  • Journal Number: Vol. 37, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

This paper extends research on rural crime beyond North America by analysing associations between census measures of community structures and officially reported crime in rural New South Wales (Australia). It employs social disorganisation theory to examine variations in crime rates between different kinds of rural communities. A t ....

ABS Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tas

Includes data over various years on labour, economic activity, industry, population, family and community, household economic resources, education, housing, transport, crime and justice, health, and the environment. Report Locationhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/Lookup/1307.6Main+Features1Dec%202010?OpenDocument ....

Assessing relative rates of Indigenous family violence: using existing quantitative data and a triangulation methodology to identify rural areas in greatest need of additional legal services

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Clare, Joe; Morgan, Frank; Ferrante, Anna; Blagg, Harry
  • Journal Name: Current Issues in Criminal Justice
  • Journal Number: Vol.18, No.1
  • Country: Australia

A research team completed an exercise to estimate relative rates of Indigenous Family Violence (IFV) which was conducted over a seven-week period at the end of 2004, undertaken for the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department on a national scale and utilised only quantitative information along with the triangulation methodology. The findings of ....

Australian Crime Statistics

  • Year: Various
  • Author: World Criminal Justice Library Network
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All

A variety of statistics on crime in Australia, including for each state. This resource provides a library of crime statistics in Australia, including specific reports relating to state specific statistics, social trends as well as a statistical profile of crime in Australia. As a collection, these publications provide valuable information on s ....

Breaking the cycle of family violence in the Riverina

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Parker, Ann; Ingram, Tangerene; Lyons, Bronwyn; Malone, Tania
  • Journal Name: Program and papers: 8th National Rural Health Conference
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Published Location: Deakin, ACT
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

In 2004 the Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation set out to develop a Regional Family Violence Model for the southern part of the Binaal Billa Region in NSW. This paper describes the development process. The aim was to: develop community action plans; provide capacity building for implementing actions; provide educati ....

Bush lawyers in New South Wales and Queensland: A spatial analysis

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: McDougall, Kevin; Mortensen, Reid
  • Journal Name: Deakin Law Review
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 1
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Queensland, New South Wales

This article deals with the effect that different structures for the legal profession might have on supporting legal practice. There is a particular focus on Queensland, and its Law Society's claim that conveyancing protection is important infrastructure for practice in the bush. A spatial analysis was undertaken to compare the ava ....

Circle sentencing in New South Wales: a review and evaluation

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Potas, I. L.; Smart, Jane; Brignell, Georgia; Thomas, Brendan; Lawrie, Rowena
  • Publisher: Judicial Commission of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0731356047
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

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 p ....

Communities keeping kids safe: integrated responses to children and young people living with domestic violence

  • Year: 2004
  • Journal Name: Building stronger families: Conference on International Research Perspectives on Child and Family Welfare
  • Publisher: Centre for Research on Community and Children's Services
  • Published Location: Mackay, Qld
  • Country: Australia

Children living with domestic violence are at high risk of abuse and death, yet state child protection responses to children living with domestic violence have remained largely uncoordinated. This collaborative project between non government organisations and the statutory child protection authorities in the Mackay and Whitsunday R ....

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