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Author Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

Title Crime in the community : victims, offenders and fear of crime / House of Representatives, Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
Published Canberra : Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  364 Aus/Cit  1  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  364 Aus/Cit  2  AVAILABLE
Description 2 volumes ; 26 cm
Series Parliamentary paper / the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 0727-4181 ; no. 215,216 of 2004
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 2004, no. 215,216
Contents 3. Crime Reduction and Prevention initiatives within Local Communities -- Introduction -- Local councils --Widespread initiatives -- Specific initiatives -- Methods of developing initiatives -- The Committee's assessment -- Local non-government organisations and individuals -- Funding issues -- The Committee's assessment -- Conclusion -- 4. Measuring Crime in Australia -- Introduction -- National crime statistics -- Administrative data -- Annual national crime statistics -- Crime victimisation surveys -- Other data and crime statistics -- CompStat -- Barriers to accurate crime reporting -- Central data collection -- Frequency of reporting -- Longitudinal research -- Evaluation -- Conclusion -- Comments by Labor Members -- With respect to Volume One of the LACA Report into Crime in the Community -- Appendix A - List of Submissions -- Appendix B - List of Exhibits -- Appendix C - List of Witnesses --
Vol. 1. : 1 Introduction-- Background to the Inquiry -- Crime and the fear of crime -- Categories of crime -- Who are victims of crime? -- Perpetrators of crime and motives -- Fear of crime in the community -- Impact of being a victim of crime and fear of crime -- Strategies to support victims and reduce crime -- Apprehension rates -- Reporting and recording crime -- Effectiveness of sentencing -- Community safety and policing -- Overview of the Inquiry -- Conduct of the Inquiry -- Confidentiality -- The report -- 2. Fear of Crime -- Introduction -- Fear of crime - a significant community issue -- Findings of local councils -- Findings of other community organisations and interests -- Who fears crime? -- General observations -- Older Australians -- Women -- Children -- Victims of crime -- Fears held by small business -- Fear of organised and ethnic crime -- Fear of fraud -- Factors contributing to fear of crime -- Personal experience and anecdotal evidence of crime -- The role of the media -- Perception of light sentences -- What are the effects of fear of crime? -- Withdrawal from participating within the community -- Altered lifestyle: implications for health and wellbeing -- Socio-economic consequences -- Effects on small business, particularly tourism --Disparities between levels of crime and fear of crime -- Combating fear of crime -- Police resources and initiatives -- Promoting caution -- Informing the community of local government initiatives -- Provision of accurate data on the nature and incidence of crime -- Conclusion --
Vol. 2. : THE REPORT -- 1. introduction -- Background to Volume Two -- Evidence relating to the Heiner Affair -- Evidence relating to Bribie island -- 2. The Heiner Affair - the destruction of evidence -- Introduction -- The Heiner Affair - overview of events -- Essential legal issues in the Heiner Affair -- Conduct of the Queensland Government -- The legality of the shredding of the documents -- Precondition for the shredding : pending legal action -- The role of the State Archivist -- Treatment of the Heiner Affair by successive governments -- The Morris/Howard Report -- Protection of the executive government -- Was the Heiner inquiry properly set up? -- Conclusion -- 3. The Heiner Affair - motives for the shredding -- Introduction -- Evidence of child abuse at JOYC and culpability -- The Forde inquiry findings -- Alleged sexual abuse at JOYC -- The actions of government agencies -- Goss Cabinet awareness of child abuse at JOYC -- Child abuse evidence to the Heiner inquiry -- The aim and scope of the Heiner inquiry-- The type of evidence gathered by Heiner -- Comments on evidence given to the Heiner inquiry -- Motives for the shredding - the role of the unions.-- The response by the Queensland Government --The CJC investigation --The Forde inquiry -- A further cover-up? -- Conclusion -- Motive for the shredding -- 4. Abuse at Bribie Island -- The Peter Rowe case -- Further abuse of residents and operational negligence -- Conduct of Queensland Government authorities -- Conclusions -- Appendices -- Appendix A. List of Submissions -- Appendix B. List of Exhibits -- Appendix C. List of Witnesses
Summary "Crime, together with fear of crime, is identified as one of the most significant issues of concern in the Australian community. Many Australians have either themselves been victims of crime or they know somebody who has. Being a victim of crime, and similarly fearing crime, can have a significant impact on quality of life and the way that people choose to participate in society...The purpose of this Inquiry therefore was to gain a greater understanding of the community's experiences of crime and fear of crime in order to identify effective measures for dealing with these issues and for supporting victims." -- from the Introduction, p. 1
Analysis Case studies
Child abuse
Crime prevention
Data collection
History, 1990-1999
Institutional care
John Oxley Youth Centre (Qld)
Key item
Official records
Victims of crime
Notes "August 2004"--Vol. 2
"July 2004"--Vol. 1
At head of title: The Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
Chairmain: Hon Bronwyn Bishop
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available in an electronic version via the internet. Address as of 8 December 2004:
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Commonwealth of Australia 2004
Subject Criminology -- Australia.
Victims of crimes -- Australia.
Crime -- Australia.
Criminology -- Australia.
Fear of crime -- Australia.
Victims of crimes -- Australia.
Author Bishop, Bronwyn, 1942-
Australia. Parliament. House Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs
ISBN 0642784825 (v. 1)
0642784841 (v. 2)
Other Titles Inquiry into crime in the community