Young Vietnamese Offenders

Criminology Australia, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 67,1989

Posted: 13 Jan 2010

See all articles by Patricia L. Easteal

Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Date Written: 1989

Abstract

A study of patterns of offending by Vietnamese and non Vietnamese youth in New South Wales indicates a significantly lower crime rate for Vietnamese young people. This refutes the stereotype of Vietnamese youth as fodder for organised crime and youth gangs. Easteal speculates that cultural values from the homeland and a closely knit migrant community may be factors in keeping down criminal activity. (Based on a report to the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs titled 'Vietnamese refugees: crime rates among minors and youths in New South Wales').

Keywords: Vietnamese, crime

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Young Vietnamese Offenders (1989). Criminology Australia, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 67,1989 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1535658

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

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