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  • Crime and older Australians: understanding and responding to crime and older people 

    Graycar, Adam (2000-07)
    Since the 1970s there has been an increase in concern about older people as victims of crime. Initially, interest was generated by the assumption that older people were targets of crime and suffered substantial victimisation. ...
  • Young people & crime: breaking the cycle 

    Graycar, Adam (1999-02)
    This speech considers the lifestyles of young offenders, their ages, kinds of crimes committed, how many crimes committed, employment pattern, and involvement of drugs.
  • Changing patterns of crime, and crime in the future 

    Graycar, Adam (2000-05)
    Although most of Australia is comparatively safe, the incidence of crime is much greater than it was 20 years ago. Criminal activity hurts and outrages people, and costs the community billions of dollars. There are ...
  • Community corrections 

    Graycar, Adam (2000-06)
    In the 5 years from 1993-4 to 1998-9 the Community Corrections population has risen by 28% (from 15,147 to 19,390 - daily average) while at the same time the prison population has risen by 123% (from 2259 to 5044 - daily ...
  • National Homicide Monitoring Program: Executive summary 

    Graycar, Adam (2000-06)
    Summary of homicides in Australia 1 July 1989 to 30 June 1999.
  • Current State Government initiatives in protecting the legal rights of older people 

    Graycar, Adam (1988-04)
    Rights of elderly people can be examined under two general headings; rights which they share with all other citizens, such as common law rights and consumer rights; and rights which arise because of their special ...
  • A State perspective 

    Graycar, Adam (1989-12)
    The argument in this paper is that in Commonwealth/State relations the Commonwealth has the bulk of financial resources at its disposal and allocations to the states are fraught with technical and distributional issues. ...
  • Is retirement working? 

    Graycar, Adam; Doherty, Bev (1989-12)
    The four main issues for a person facing retirement are income - having enough and having it regularly; having adequate health care; having appropriate living and housing arrangements; and having interest and purpose in ...
  • Rights to information, education and freedom of choice: the vulnerable consumer 

    Graycar, Adam (1990-02)
    Callers to the Office for the Ageing usually want information. Of some 3,000 calls last year, over half were requests for information: nursing homes, guardianship, podiatry, house cleaning, transport, funeral expenses, ...
  • Social welfare policy 

    Graycar, Adam (1990-01)
    Social welfare policy helps determine how people live. "Social welfare" is a broad term which describes systems of allocations in any society in which benefits are distributed to individuals and communities so that they ...
  • Dependency and old age: social policy responses 

    Graycar, Adam (1989-12)
    Let us assume that dependency is a real, observable, identifiable, measurable phenomenon - a characteristic that is part of the make up of all population groups within our society, but particularly observable as it relates ...
  • Accommodation for elderly people 

    Graycar, Adam (1989-04)
    From the viewpoint of elderly people themselves, the question of accommodation is a crucial one. Their housing takes on an increasing importance, not only in a financial sense but also psychologically. Moreover, most ...
  • South Australian College of Advanced Education graduation address 

    Graycar, Adam (1989-06)
    The most common set of stereotypes was that older people were almost universally debilitated and depressed, daggy and despicable, daft and dejected, demented and dotty. It was commonly assumed that before long our society ...
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital School of Nursing graduation address 

    Graycar, Adam (1989-10)
    The most common set of stereotypes was that older people were almost universally debilitated and depressed, daggy and despicable, daft and dejected, demented and dotty. It was commonly assumed that before long our society ...
  • Legal rights of elderly people 

    Graycar, Adam (1988-10)
    Every aspect of the lives of elderly people is affected by change and its social ramifications, from increased consumer activity, through electronic banking, through to travel and entertainment, through to changing family ...
  • Welfare and the State: issues for the 1990s 

    Graycar, Adam (1989-03)
    As we look to the last decade of this century, after almost a century of formal welfare state activity, we can't get away from the one fundamental part of our analysis, and that is how people live and how they ought to ...
  • Current developments in aged care in Australia 

    Graycar, Adam (1988-10)
    In June 1987 there were in Western Australia 130,365 people in their fifties, 104,562 in their sixties, 66,362 in their seventies and 26,816 aged eighty or over. Almost one in four Western Australians is aged 50 or over. ...
  • State Government iniatives in protecting the legal rights of older people 

    Graycar, Adam (1988-09)
    Demographic change has meant that we are witnessing higher proportions of elderly people in all societies, greater life expectancy at birth and at all advanced ages, substantial drops in age specific mortality rates at ...
  • Public policy 

    Graycar, Adam (1988-10)
    Why does the policy process result in one type of policy rather than another? Depending on the circumstances, the answer may lie in the realm of ideology, or in the realm of pure expediency, or somewhere in between, where ...
  • Grandparents 

    Graycar, Adam (1988-09)
    We tend to associate grandparents with old-fashioned families - the extended, multigenerational kind much celebrated in our mythology. Many think that grandparents have become less important as the nation has become more ...

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