Crime: trends and directions
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The key task in criminological research is to work with abstract concepts of how people behave and live, and turn them into practical, tangible principles that prevent crime and make for a better society for all. We cannot understand crime without understanding the community we live in. We cannot underestimate the changes in the economy, in social policy, in technology, in family relations, and in particular the changes experienced by young people trying to sort out where they fit into a society in which the goal posts keep changing all the time.
Draft of a speech presented to Canberra Rotary, August 1999 by Adam Graycar, Director, Australian Institute of Criminology. Made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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