Ethnicity and Crime
AUSTRAIAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE MID 1990s, pp. 87-105, D. Chappell, P. Wilson, eds., Butterworths, Sydney, 1994
Posted: 22 Jan 2011
The relationship of crime and minority groups within society is examined. Issues discussed include the stresses of migration and adaptation; the involvement of migrants in organised crime; ethnic crime rates; the alleged prevalence of wife battering and its non reporting; migrants and the police; migrants and the courts; and the problems encountered by migrants who have been imprisoned. Although the crime rates for migrants are low, the author warns of possible hidden crime such as wife beating.
Keywords: crime and minority groups, migration, organised crime, ethnicity and crime, domestic violence, migrants and the courts, migrants and imprisonment, wife beating
JEL Classification: K00
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