Vietnamese Refugees in Australia: Crime Rates of Minors and Youths in New South Wales

Australian Institute of Criminology, 1989

Posted: 27 Feb 2010 Last revised: 18 Jun 2018

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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.

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Vietnamese Refugees in Australia: Crime Rates of Minors and Youths in New South Wales (1989). Australian Institute of Criminology, 1989. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1558150

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

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

Australia

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