Young Vietnamese Offenders
Criminology Australia, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 67,1989
Posted: 13 Jan 2010
Date Written: 1989
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
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