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'Boys, you wanna give me some action?' : interventions into policing of racialised communities in Melbourne. /

by Smith, Bec | Reside, Shane.

Publisher: Springvale, Vic. Springvale Monash Legal Service 2010Description: 36 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Report of the 2009/10 Racism Project. Title comes from a quote of a police officer in conversation with an African young person, 2009Summary: The report examines African young people's experiences of policing practices across three regions of Melbourne: City of Greater Dandenong, Flemington and Braybrook. The report particularly examines African young people's experience of 'community policing' activities in these areas.Availability: (1)

Australian Institute of Criminology. /

by Australian Institute of Criminology.

Publisher: 07/30/2003 15:28:34http://www.aic.gov.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 07/30/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Home page for the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), the national focus for the study of crime and criminal justice in Australia and for the dissemination of criminal justice information.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Cheating welfare : public assistance and the criminalization of poverty /

by Gustafson, Kaaryn S.

Publisher: New York, NY New York University Press 2011Description: xi, 227 p.Notes: Contents: 1 Introduction -- 2 Reconstructing Social Ills: From the Perils of Poverty to Welfare Dependency 3 The Criminalization of Poverty 4 A Glimpse at the Interviewees 5 Living within and without the Rules 6 Engaging with Rules and Negotiating Compliance 7 Contextualizing Criminality, Noncompliance, and Resistance 8 Cheating Ourselves Includes bibliography pp.209-220 and indexSummary: Over the last three decades, welfare policies have been informed by popular beliefs that welfare fraud is rampant. As a result, welfare policies have become more punitive and the boundaries between the welfare system and the criminal justice system have blurred so much so that in some locales prosecution caseloads for welfare fraud exceed welfare caseloads. In reality, some recipients manipulate the welfare system for their own ends, others are gravely hurt by punitive policies, and still others fall somewhere in between. In Cheating Welfare, Kaaryn S. Gustafson endeavors to clear up these gray areas by providing insights into the history, social construction, and lived experience of welfare. She shows why cheating is all but inevitable not because poor people are immoral, but because ordinary individuals navigating complex systems of rules are likely to become entangled despite their best efforts. Through an examination of the construction of the crime we know as welfare fraud, which she bases on in-depth interviews with welfare recipients in Northern California, Gustafson challenges readers to question their assumptions about welfare policies, welfare recipients, and crime control in the United States. (Publisher abstract)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Collateral costs : the effects of incarceration on employment and earnings among young men. /

by Holzer, Harry J | University of Wisconsin, Madison. Institute for Research on overty.

Publisher: Madison WI Institute for Research on Poverty 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Crime prevention /

by Coaldrake, Frank W.

Description: 8p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Don't go out at night because it's not safe : a research project on the safety fears of older people on low incomes in the city of Yarra. /

by Wanstall, Ron | North Yarra Community Health Centre.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. North Yarra Community Health Centre 1998Description: 30 p. + appendices.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: October 1998 Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
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Indigenous perpetrators of violence : prevalence and risk factors for offending /

by Wundersitz, Joy | Australian Institute of Criminology.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2010Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Institute of Criminology reports. Research and.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 100- 105Summary: In this report, the available data indicate that Indigenous people are 15 to 20 times more likely than non-Indigenous people to commit violent offences. The main risk factors linked to violent offending by Indigenous people include alcohol misuse, illicit drug use, sex, age, childhood experience of violence and abuse, exposure to pornography, education, income, employment, housing, physical and mental health, geographic location and access to services. However alcohol, based on existing evidence, stands out as a problem over and above structural factors such as socioeconomic disadvantage. The report concludes by drawing attention to the need to investigate the specifics of different forms of violent offending : the relationship between victims and offenders and the location and nature of different community settings. It is not, in itself, enough to continue to document the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. This can only be properly understood if more research involves the examination of what stops and inhibits offending. There are many Indigenous people who experience a constellation of risk factors who do not offend or refrain from offending and the report ends with a recommendation for further research into resilience and what are commonly called 'protective' factors, as part of a 'developmental prevention' approach.Availability: (1)

Linkages between housing, policing and other interventions for crime and harassment reduction in areas with public housing concentrations : volume 1: main report. /

by Samuels, Robert | Judd, Bruce | O Brien, Bette | Barton, Jack.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2004Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

No vagrancy : an examination of the impact of the criminal justice system on people living in poverty in Queensland. /

by Walsh, Tamara.

Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland. T.C. Beirne School of Law 2007Description: PDF.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Promoting integration : the provision of prisoner post-release services. /

by Borzycki, Maria | Baldry, Eileen.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Criminology 2003Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The impact of unemployment on crime. /

by Weatherburn, Don.

In: Saunders, Peter (ed.) The price of prosperity : the economic and social costs of unemploymentPublisher: 2002Description: p. 226-248.Notes: Rec. no. for book: B11056 Includes bibliographical references indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Two faces of deviance: crimes of the powerless and the powerful. /

by Wilson, Paul R. (ed.) | Braithwaite, John (ed.).

Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld. University of Queensland Press 1978Description: 309p.Notes: missing 3/93 & 97 missing April 2003Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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