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 ...
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 ...
The international emergence of rural criminology: Implications for the development and revision of criminological theory for rural contexts
Donnermeyer, Joseph F. (2019-11)
The objectives of this article are two-fold. First, it briefly reviews the historical development of rural criminology and rural crime studies. It argues that continued development of rural criminology requires two fundamental ...
Guest editor's introduction to Volume 5, Issue 1
Harkness, Alistair (2019-11)
The role of police in monitoring rural conflict, with a focus on public order
Baker, David (2019-11)
The policing of public dissent in rural and regional areas is influenced by many factors, including global and state events but also by the dynamics of the localised context of police and activist interaction. This article ...