Locating Crime in Context and Place: Perspectives on Regional, Rural and Remote Australia

 
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The urban focus of crime has dominated the attention of criminologists. Although images of idyllic, crime-free areas beyond the cityscape persist, there is scant academic consideration of the realities and variances of crime across regional, rural and remote Australia. Contributors to Locating Crime explore the nexus between crime and space, examining the complexities that exist in policing, prosecuting and punishing crime in different zones. The various authors draw upon original knowledge and insight and utilise innovative research and an interdisciplinary approach to their work. The broad theme of Locating Crime is centred on 'context, place and space', but several sub-themes emerge too. Contributors grapple with a number of issues: contextualisations of rurality; notions of 'access to justice'; the importance of building 'social capital'; the role of history; and of proactively addressing offending rates with crime prevention measures. This original research adds significantly to criminological understandings of crime in different spaces and offers novel insights of the impact upon victims and communities affected by crime in non-urban environments. Twelve scholarly chapters are grounded in criminological, legal and socio-legal frameworks and incorporate theoretical and practical knowledge from other fields such as history, sociology, cultural geography, media, cultural studies and Indigenous studies. The contributions from four professionals with expert knowledge of specific facets of criminal justice systems in Australia offer evaluations often absent from scholarly criminological literature. By melding both academic and practitioner discourse into the same work, this book allows a greater appreciation of the nexus between thought and practice.

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Alistair Harkness lectures and researches in Criminal Justice at Federation University. Between 2002 and 2010 he was a member of Victoria's Legislative Assembly representing Frankston in Melbourne's outer south-east. Before entering parliament, he taught Australian politics and police studies at Monash University. His primary research interests are in farm and rural crime, with a particular emphasis on farmer-victimisation, rural crime prevention and rural policing responses. He also has a secondary interest in parliamentary representation and Australian State politics. Bridget Harris lectures and researches in Criminology within the School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences at the University of New England. She recently completed her PhD at Monash University and was previously a Research Fellow at the Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice at Deakin University. Her work is interdisciplinary and explores access to and spaces of justice, and includes issues of family violence, legal advocacy, lower courts and policing. David Baker is Program Leader of Criminal Justice at Federation University. Previously, he worked for two decades in Police Studies, Criminal Justice and Criminology at Monash University. He is the author of Batons and Blockades: Policing Industrial Disputes in Australasia and Police, Picket-lines and Fatalities: Lessons from the Past. His research interests include major event policing, policing of dissent, police histories, police unionism, comparative criminal justice, and labour history. He was a member of the International Consortium on the Police Use of Force and an associate investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security.

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The book highlights the inequalities and the diversity that rural communities experience, particularly, in relation to crime and access to justice. It is interesting to note, as expressed in the Foreword by Elaine Barclay, that issues concerning access to justice are unlikely to change due to the current service delivery models which have been designed with the emphasis upon urban areas and with little focus on rural populations. Locating Crime brings together a number of experts in the field of criminology who have added to the veracity of the text through their individual and collective expertise. The book is written and constructed in such a way and language that enables readers of all levels of knowledge and expertise to be able to understand and interpret the various issues and concepts that the book discusses. The book would not only be a valuable contribution to the library of practitioners. It is likely to be of great benefit for anybody with an interest in criminology including policy makers, researchers and students. In short, Locating Crime is an interesting and enlightening read. Read review... - James McNab, Hearsay, November, 77 This collection of articles on the nexus between place and crime is highly informative and would be of particular use to any criminal justice practitioners whose work encompasses regional, rural and remote (RRR) communities. However the collection has a much wider relevance. With 90% of the population concentrated in just 0.22% of the land area of Australia (to cite just one of the many startling pieces of information in the collection), the implications of this "distinctive Australian socio-spatial context" for the practical attainment of equality before the law are also addressed. Many eminent academics and practitioners have contributed to this broad ranging collection. It includes analysis and critical commentary on access to justice, crime rates and prevention, policing, the criminalisation of Indigenous Australians, family violence, punishment and rehabilitation programs, farm crime and media reporting from the perspective of RRR Australia. ... Some 60 years ago the "tyranny of distance" was first used to describe the effect of our geographical remoteness from our colonial forebears and the unique development of Australia... Interestingly, this phrase is also indicative of a habit of thinking about place; that is, by reference to somewhere else, rather than the place itself. An overriding message of this collection is that the "tyranny of distance" continues to impose burdens on RRR communities, including the failure to deliver structures and resourcing to ensure equal access to justice for RRR Australia. While we allow "rural communities [to remain] imagined communities", devoid of specific data, community input and control, we will continue to fail to deliver equal justice to the members of those communities. This collection makes an important contribution by replacing imagined rural communities with real information, and identifying the gaps in our knowledge of these communities. Read full review... - Hon Wayne Martin AC, Australian Law Journal, 2016, 90

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