Policing Disadvantage: Giving Voice to Those Affected by the Politics of Law and Order

Alternative Law Journal, 33 3: 160-164

Posted: 18 Jun 2015

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

The link between poverty and crime is well-established, and the expansion in recent years of police powers in some Australian jurisdictions has, predictably, impacted on those experiencing poverty and homelessness. A recent study, analysed in this article, sought the views of people living in poverty to find out why they thought disadvantaged people are more likely to be charged with criminal offences, and what might be done to address the problem.

JEL Classification: k00

Suggested Citation

Walsh, Tamara, Policing Disadvantage: Giving Voice to Those Affected by the Politics of Law and Order (2008). Alternative Law Journal, 33 3: 160-164, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2620118

Tamara Walsh (Contact Author)

University of Queensland ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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