Donnermeyer, Joseph F.; Barclay, Elaine; Phillips, Daniel W.; Weisheit, Ralph; Wood, Darryl S.
Carrington, Kerry; McIntosh, Alison; Hogg, Russell; Scott, John
This article is based on research we conducted in two agricultural communities as part of a broader
study that included mining communities in rural Australia. The data from the agricultural locations
tell a different story to that of the mining communities. In the latter, alcohol-fuelled, male-on-male
assaults in public places caused considerable anxiety among informants. By contrast, people in the
agricultural communities seemed more troubled by hidden violent harms which were largely
privatised and individualised, including self-harm, suicide, isolation and threats to men’s general
wellbeing and mental health; domestic violence; and other forms of violence largely unreported
and thus unacknowledged within the wider community (including sexual assault...
Ceccato, Vania; Uittenbogaard, Adriaan
This article discusses the nature of environmental and wildlife crime (EWC) in Sweden. A
review of the international literature helps to frame the Swedish case study. The novelty of
this study lies in using 11 years of police records as well as newspaper articles (Media
archives) as a basis for analysis. Geographical Information System (GIS) supports the spatial
analysis of EWC at municipal and coordinate levels. Since most EWCs take place outside
large urban areas, this study looks closely at the cases of EWC in the rural county of
Västernorrland. Findings show an increase in both EWCs recorded by the police and covered
by the media in...
Rockell, Barbara A.
This article focuses on human actors and a spatial setting which are rarely the subject of
criminological inquiry. Both the actors (drug-involved low-level female offenders) and the
setting in which they reside (the rural-urban fringe) have been relegated to some nether world of
criminal justice scholarship: they are considered neither significant nor consequential enough to
warrant scientific interest, and when they do enter the scholarly picture it is often in a caricature-like
way. Indeed, the women of interest here, drug-involved recidivist property and public order
offenders, often have been reduced in the media to drug-addled, crystal-meth scarred beings with
minimal voice, little context, and even less meaning,...
Bunei, Emmanuel K.; Rono, Joseph K.; Chessa, Samuel R.
Although agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy, the industry is faced with rapid
social, cultural, economic, and technological changes that have significantly increased crime
levels in rural areas. In particular, communal, social, and individual controls are diminishing,
and the result is an increase of criminal activities against agricultural operations. The aim of
the study was to assess factors associated with levels of agricultural theft and vandalism in
Kenya, based on the perceptions of farmers themselves. The research was carried out in the
Soy division of Uasin Gishu County. A multistage sampling approach, which incorporates
purposive, random, and systematic techniques, was used to select respondents within the...
Ruddell, Rick; Lithopoulos, Savvas
Canada’s First Nations Policing Program (FNPP) provides the funding and programmatic
structure for policing 535 rural Aboriginal communities. After two decades and almost three
billion (CA) dollars in expenditures, however, there has been comparatively little scholarly
assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to policing. This study highlights
the current state of the FNPP and we find that most government funded research has focused
upon the administrative goals of the FNPP while relatively little government or scholarly
attention has been paid to program outcomes. We identified three broad needs for Aboriginal
policing research in Canada, including; (a) developing a research based inventory of best
This article develops a working typology of rural criminal types in a UK wide context. It
considers strategies used by these diverse ideal-typologies of rural criminals to successfully
evade the police intelligence apparatus. It demonstrates hidden links between illegal rural
enterprise and local criminal networks whilst concentrating upon the intersection of traditional
criminality and illegal entrepreneurship. This article explores the changing landscape of rural
crime, positing new entrepreneurial strategies for tackling rural criminality in its myriad forms.