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Title: Established-Outsider Relations and Fear of Crime in Mining Towns
Contributor(s): Scott, John (author)orcid ; Carrington, Kerry (author); McIntosh, Alison F (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9523.2011.00557.x
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11080
Abstract: Using Elias and Scotson's (1994) account of established-outsider relations, this article examines how the organizational capacity of specific social groups is significant in determining the quality of crime-talk in isolated and rural settings. In particular, social 'oldness' and notions of what constitutes 'community' are significant in determining what activities and individuals are salient within crime-talk. Individual and group interviews, conducted in a West Australian mining town, revealed how crime-talk is an artefact of specific social figurations and the relative ability of groups to act as cohesive and integrated networks. We argue that anxieties regarding crime are a product of specific social figurations and the shifting power ratios of groups within such figurations.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Sociologia Ruralis, 52(2), p. 147-169
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: Oxford, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1467-9523
0038-0199
Field of Research (FOR): 160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
160204 Criminological Theories
160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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