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Race, crime and region: the socio-spatial dynamics of Aboriginal offending

Tyler, William (1998). Race, crime and region: the socio-spatial dynamics of Aboriginal offending. Journal of Sociology,34(2):152-169.

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Title Race, crime and region: the socio-spatial dynamics of Aboriginal offending
Author Tyler, William
Journal Name Journal of Sociology
Publication Date 1998
Volume Number 34
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0004-8690   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0009752027
Start Page 152
End Page 169
Total Pages 18
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher Longman
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Patterns of indigenous over-representation in the criminal justice systems of settler societies such as Australia and Canada exhibit a strong spatial component, with rural and remote regions showing higher levels both of serious crime and of punitive response. In Australia, these patterns have been the subject of recent cultural geographies of Aboriginal offending which rely on limited functionalist models of the effects of modernisation. An alternative model is proposed, which interprets these variations in the light of socio-spatial theories of postmodernisation. A probit analysis of rates of Aboriginal offending across Australian jurisdictions reveals a close relationship between levels of seriousness of crime and levels of cultural stability and socioeconomic stress.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/144078339803400204   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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