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Title: Making Sense of Indigenous Youth Night Patrols
Contributor(s): Sims, Margaret  (author)orcid ; Cooper, Trudi (author); Barclay, Elaine  (author); Scott, John  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2019
Early Online Version: 2017-03-21
DOI: 10.1177/0095399717700225
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Abstract: We use Weick's sense-making and Lipsky's street-level bureaucracy to tease out understandings and perspectives about youth night patrol services in New South Wales, Australia. We examine synergies, tensions, and contradictions in the different ways participants make sense of the purpose of youth night patrols and their role in service delivery. Although all the service were based on the same model, used the same program logic, and reported against the same measureable outcomes, they all looked different on the ground. We explore these differences in the light of participants' sense-making efforts, demonstrating that a unitary policy does not necessarily result in similarity of program delivery.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Administration & Society, 51(4), p. 664-686
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1552-3039
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 160804 Rural Sociology
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 441003 Rural sociology
440201 Causes and prevention of crime
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 940102 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development and Welfare
940402 Crime Prevention
940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 210199 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services not elsewhere classified
230113 Structure, delivery and resourcing
230402 Crime prevention
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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