Migration, ethnicity, and crime in Australian society


Much has been written about the difficulties encountered by migrant groups and individuals in adjusting to their new environment. But one could argue that modern industrial society is sustained today by the strength of its community groups, voluntary associations and neighbourhoods which support and cushion the impact of urbanisation and technological change. This report is not a synopsis of the impulses towards crime by specific ethnic groups in Australia. Rather, it explores and draws together the scattered existing literature and statistics to provide background and directions to future research.