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NCJ Number: 119023 Find in a Library
Title: Social Crisis and Social Policy in Queensland: Patterns of Control
Journal: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology  Volume:22  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:109-123
Author(s): I O'Connor; M Callahan
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 15
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This article seeks to locate within its political economy the forms and patterns of care and control that developed in Queensland.
Abstract: It is argued that the State government sought to manage the social tensions that resulted from economic transition of the 70's and 80's through coercive methods and most notably through the criminal justice system. This argument is developed through an analysis of Queensland's use of the legal system, its pattern of social services, and its law and order expenditures in comparison to other States. The changing patterns in Queensland's summary courts are consistent with the drift to coercion which was identified in the analysis of the State's response to its social and economic difficulties. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Australia; Economic influences; Social conditions
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