More than just a 'city problem': Drugs and alcohol (mis)use in rural and regional Australia
Groves, Andrew (2019-11)
Debate about alcohol and other drugs (AODs), particularly those that are illicit and/or subject to abuse, is pervasive in the community, media and at policy-level alike. While AOD use is commonly linked to the hedonistic ...
Punitive attitudes across geographical areas: Exploring the rural/urban divide in Canada
Mulrooney, Kyle; Wise, Jenny (2019-11)
The public is a powerful political actor when it comes to the question of what is to be done about law and order. Therefore, public attitudes towards punishment are of central importance to criminological inquiry. Research ...
Disabled in rural Victoria: Exploring the intersection of victimisation, disability and rurality on access to justice
Camilleri, Margaret (2019-11)
The last decade, in Australia and internationally, has seen an increased focus on and subsequent greater awareness of the inequitable justice system response to accused, offenders and victims with cognitive impairment. In ...
Utilizing the National Incident-Based Reporting System to Further Our Understanding of Agricultural Theft
Osborne, Dustin L.; Swartz, Kristin; Stover, Andrew (2019-06)
Research related to rural offending and victimization, while increasing in recent years, is hindered by the difficulties associated with gathering quality data. This is particularly true for investigations of agricultural ...
The Impact of Faba Bean Theft in Rural Ethiopia: To Dispute or to Reside Together in Harmony?
Zekiwos-Gichamo, Tesfanesh; Karltun, Erik; Tolera, Motuma; Chiwona-Karltun, Linley (2019-06)
Previous studies have shown that faba bean cultivation in Ethiopia has been abandoned, in part, because of widespread theft. In order to solve this problem, many rural and farming communities agreed to formulate by-laws ...
"You shouldn't worry walking a block and a half to your car": Perceptions of Crime and Community Norms in the Bakken Oil Play
Ulrich-Schad, Jessica D.; Fedder, Michael; Yingling, Julie (2019-06)
The Bakken oil play experienced substantial population growth from oil and gas development over the last decade, resulting in disruption to social norms at the community level. We surveyed residents in a county in Montana ...
Victimization and Fear of Crime in Rural Tanzania
Neubacher, Frank; Faße, Anja; Bögelein, Nicole; Grote, Ulrike (2019-06)
The article presents findings from a crime victims survey which was conducted as a household survey in six Tanzanian villages in the summer of 2016. The results reveal that the villagers have been victimized at a high rate, ...
Editor's Introduction to Volume 4, Issue 2
Donnermeyer, Joseph F. (2019-06)
Water theft in rural contexts
White, Rob (2019-11)
Water theft is a phenomenon that is set to grow in the light of climate change, chronic drought, freshwater scarcity, and conflicts over natural resources. Drawing upon recent developments pertaining to poor regulation and ...
Farmer satisfaction with policing in rural Victoria, Australia
Harkness, Alistair; Larkins, Jo-ann (2019-11)
Recognising that the impacts of acquisitive crime on farms are both economic and social, the Victorian Farm Crime Research Project is an ongoing endeavour to examine farm crime in Victoria. Specifically, the Project is ...