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

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Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Easteal, Patricia L., Ethnicity and Crime. AUSTRAIAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THE MID 1990s, pp. 87-105, D. Chappell, P. Wilson, eds., Butterworths, Sydney, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1743917

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

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

Australia

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