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Title: The resource boom's underbelly: Criminological impacts of mining development
Contributor(s): Carrington, Kerry  (author); Hogg, Russell G  (author); McIntosh, Alison F (author)
Publication Date: 2011
DOI: 10.1177/0004865811419068
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Abstract: Australia is currently in the midst of a major resources boom. Resultant growing demands for labour in regional and remote areas have accelerated the recruitment of non-resident workers, mostly contractors, who work extended block rosters of 12-hour shifts and are accommodated in work camps, often adjacent to established mining towns. Serious social impacts of these practices, including violence and crime, have generally escaped industry, government and academic scrutiny. This paper highlights some of these impacts on affected regional communities and workers and argues that post-industrial mining regimes serve to mask and privatize these harms and risks, shifting them on to workers, families and communities.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44(3), p. 335-354
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1837-9273
Field of Research (FOR): 160299 Criminology not elsewhere classified
160201 Causes and Prevention of Crime
180119 Law and Society
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 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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