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Title: Drug-related offenses and the structure of communities in rural Australia
Contributor(s): Donnermeyer, Joseph F  (author); Barclay, Elaine  (author); Jobes, Patrick Clark (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1081/JA-120004277
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Abstract: This article examines the relationship of drug use with the social and economic characteristics of rural communities in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Data is derived from the 1996 Australian Census of Population and Housing, and data on drug-related offenses from the NSW police between 1995 and 1999. Arrest rates for breaking and entering, assault, and vandalism showed statistically significant associations across types of rural communities, but drug-related arrests varied considerably less. The widespread, relatively-even distribution of drug arrests in rural NSW suggests that the underlying causes of drug-related violations are unique when compared to other types of crime.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Substance Use and Misuse, 37(5-7), p. 631-661
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1532-2491
Field of Research (FOR): 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
160512 Social Policy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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