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One of the criteria used by judges of the Family Court in reaching custody decisions is the wishes of the child. A total of 104 children who were subjects of custody disputes were interviewed for the purpose of trying to ascertain their custodial wishes. Most children expressed a wish, and this...
Socially, the most damaging of all the effects of violent crime was said to be its indirect ‘terrorising’ effect, generating public fear and disrupting the functioning of the community. The blame for aggravation of this effect is often placed on over‐reporting and sensationalization by the mass...
This paper looks at the appearance in Australia of ‘deprogramming’ (brainwashing) methods and the misuse of psychological techniques against cults. It is suggested that the misuse of such techniques is more dangerous and constitutes a greater threat to civil liberties than the cults themselves,...
This paper compares the attitudes towards religious practice and belief of internal students at the University of New England in 1977 with those reported in the literature for their 1965 counterparts. A major shift away from religious practice but only a minor decrease in religious belief was...
The results of the first Australian National Crime Victims Survey concerning the socio‐economic status of victims of crime in Australia are discussed. While the findings on occupational status and household income are somewhat equivocal, the data show a strikingly higher rate of criminal...
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