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
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: Suggested Citation