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Police and Vietnamese-Australian communities in multi-ethnic Melbourne

Meredyth, Denise, McKernan, Helen and Evans, Richard 2010, Police and Vietnamese-Australian communities in multi-ethnic Melbourne, Policing, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 233-240, doi: 10.1093/police/paq021.

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Title Police and Vietnamese-Australian communities in multi-ethnic Melbourne
Author(s) Meredyth, Denise
McKernan, Helen
Evans, RichardORCID iD for Evans, Richard orcid.org/0000-0003-4052-6771
Journal name Policing
Volume number 4
Issue number 3
Start page 233
End page 240
Total pages 8
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2010-08
ISSN 1363-951X
1758-695X
Summary This paper explores practical solutions to sensitive community policing issues, drawing on an Australian case study of relations between police and Australian-Vietnamese communities. The paper summarizes initial research on the attitudes of Australian-Vietnamese community members and police to one another and to security and crime. Despite three decades of community policing, there is only limited communication flow between Vietnamese-Australian citizens including offenders and victims and police. The question is whether partnership policing can fill the gap. For police, this involves understanding not only ethnic distinctiveness but also intergenerational issues, tensions within cultural groups, and changing complex forms of membership and affiliation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/police/paq021
Field of Research 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice
Socio Economic Objective 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010 , Oxford University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037030

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