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Although overseas research on homicide between intimates has been substantial, application of the findings to Australia may be problematic for two reasons. First, critical evaluation of their methods indicates possible difficulties in generalisability due to definitional, semantic, and...
Papua New Guinea has acquired an unenviable reputation as an increasingly lawless and violent place Allegations of corruption amongst leaders are rife, whilst violent street crime is seen as pandemic in the urban areas. Structural inequalities of recent origin provide a promising explanatory...
The article deals with the prospects for general theories of crime. It begins with a review of the empirical conditions which have proved propitious for general theory in other branches of science and concludes that no similarly propitious conditions for general theory exist in criminology. It...
The writer designed and implemented a Social Skills and Human Relationships Training Program which was introduced into one of Queensland's protection prisons. The design included evaluation procedures which were applied to a group study. Six inmates participated in the program which involved...
Adolescents and university students processed comprehension packages designed to induce them to adopt schemas for categorising shoplifters as either “greedy”, “needy” or “troubled” persons. Adolescents' subsequent views of shoplifters, measured on a Shop Stealing Attitude Questionnaire (SSAQ)...
This study describes the system of juvenile justice adopted in New Zealand under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989. The Act sets out objectives and principles which stress a number of innovative features including the integration of a western and an indigenous approach; the...
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