Crime and delinquency in urban areas


This seminar presents papers on crime prevention and delinquency in urban areas. It includes papers, panel discussions and workshops. Papers discuss defensible space in Australian urban areas, crime and the urban community, probation and parole in the community, and community relations and law enforcement. Panel discussions examine the relationship between urbanisation and crime prevention, community relations and law enforcement, delinquency of society, and planning for a low-crime social environment. Five workshops follow, with all groups concluding that urbanisation must be subjected to an improved planning process if crime is to be reduced.

Summary report of the seminar by G.I.A.D. Draper, O.B.E.


Proceedings of a seminar held 14-18 October 1974


  • Defensible space in Australian urban areas
    Harold G. Weir
  • Crime and the urban community: sickness or symbiosis?
    Peter Scott
  • Probation and parole in the community
    B.J. Brinley
  • Community relations and law enforcement - a new initiative
    A.J. Grassby
  • Report on the seminar
    G.I.A.D. Draper
  • Appendix I
    • Seminar specialists
  • Appendix II
    • List of participants
  • Appendix III
    • Resolutions
  • Appendix IV
    • Bibliography