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How the public sees crime: an Australian survey

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 2

Paul Wilson, John Walker and Satyanshu Mukherjee
ISBN 0 642 10391 7 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology October 1986


The Australian Institute of Criminology commissioned McNair Anderson and Associates to survey public attitudes on the seriousness of a comprehensive range of offences. This report presents the results. The offences examined include: heroin trafficking, offences involving actual or threatened violence, corporate and industrial crime, domestic violence, fraud and minor offences (eg homosexual acts).