Crime and the City

Dr Dave McDonald1 1University Of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia In December 2017 the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse came to a close. Throughout the course of this inquiry, the Victorian town of Ballarat was a key site...
  • September 26, 2018
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Ms Kajsa Lundberg1 1University Of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia This paper scrutinises the visual aspects of the encounter with the homeless as well as the homeless’ encounter with public space. Such analysis is prompted by the recent increase in the criminalisation...
  • September 26, 2018
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Dr Bianca Fileborn2 2University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia Deidre Davis, writing on Black lesbian women’s experiences of street harassment, termed this phenomenon the ‘harm that cannot be named’. Women and LGBTQ+ communities have harnessed the veritable explosion of...
  • September 26, 2018
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Ms Linet  Muthoni1 1Griffith University School Of Criminology And Criminal Justice  , Bowen Hills , Australia Terrorism studies have not been sufficiently sensitive to the unique role of geography and local dynamics in shaping manifestations of terrorism at the meso...
  • September 26, 2018
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Dr Deborah Platts-Fowler1 1Victoria University Of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand The 2011 English were framed by concerns over moral decline and a lack of self-restraint. Those who participated were associated with a nihilistic ‘gangsta’ culture. The Prime Minister concluded that...
  • September 26, 2018
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Dr Alexander Simpson1 1University Of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom Drawing on a three-year ethnographic study of financial life in the City of London, this paper critically explores the cultural legitimation of market practice to examine the way in which financial...
  • August 22, 2018
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Dr Soheil Sabri1, Mr Ged Griffin1, Mr Doug Bowles2, Dr Yiqun Chen1, Professor Abbas Rajabifard1 1The University of Melbourne, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration and Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, PARKVILLE,...
  • August 22, 2018
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Dr Laura  Naegler1  Joe Greener2 1Northumbria University , Newcastle Upon Tyne , United Kingdom, 2University of Liverpool, Singapore Based on ethnographic research in two neighbourhoods in Singapore, this paper explores how political, media and public debate construct certain communities as ‘high-crime’...
  • August 22, 2018
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Dr Kholofelo Mothibi1 1University Of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the measures in the prevention and control of organised crime by government agencies based in Limpopo Province. The research was...
  • August 21, 2018
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Dr Michelle Sydes1, Associate Professor  Rebecca  Wickes2 1University of Queensland , Brisbane, Australia, 2Monash University , Melbourne , Australia Segregation is argued to weaken social controls and undermine a community’s regulatory capacity through mechanisms associated with social inequality and social...
  • August 21, 2018
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