Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12614
Title: Property Crime and Crime Prevention on Farms in Australia
Contributor(s): Barclay, Elaine  (author); Donnermeyer, Joseph F  (author)
Publication Date: 2002
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.cpcs.8140169
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/12614
Abstract: Routine activities theory was employed to guide a study of property-related victimisation on Australian farms, involving crimes such as the theft of stock, chemicals, fuel, machinery and equipment, and vandalism. The relationship between victimisation and physical deterrence factors was examined, and the extent and pattern of security practices undertaken by farmers and their possible association with property crime was assessed. Data for this research comes from a survey mailed in November 2000 to 1100 randomly selected farmers across the state of New South Wales. The analyses revealed farm crime to be highly situational. Certain ecological factors, such as the type of terrain, proximity to urban centres and highways, and whether or not farm buildings were visible from the farm residence, created varying levels of vulnerability to crime. Different traits were associated with different kinds of crime. No association between security practices on farms and lower rates of victimisation was found.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 4(4), p. 47-61
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1743-4629
1460-3780
Field of Research (FOR): 160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 940402 Crime Prevention
940403 Criminal Justice
949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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