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The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice

  • Antje Deckert
  • Rick Sarre
  • Provides the most comprehensive collection to date on Australian and New Zealand criminology within an international context

  • Contains contributions from all the leading academics working in this field as well as introducing early career researchers

  • Includes a unique and topical focus on indigenous perspectives and issues in the region


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. The Crime and Justice Landscape

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Duncan Chappell
      Pages 3-16
    3. James Rodgers, Philip Stenning
      Pages 17-31
    4. Russell G. Smith
      Pages 33-49
    5. Fiona Dowsley, Timothy C. Hart
      Pages 65-80
    6. Judy McGregor
      Pages 81-94
    7. Lorana Bartels, Rick Sarre
      Pages 95-109
  3. Patterns of Crime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Jason L. Payne, Fiona Hutton
      Pages 113-129
    3. Stuart Ross, Ken Polk
      Pages 131-146
    4. Emmeline Taylor
      Pages 147-158
    5. Mark Lauchs, Jarrod Gilbert
      Pages 159-174
    6. Laumua Tunufa’i
      Pages 175-189
    7. Anastasia Powell, Nicola Henry
      Pages 205-220
    8. Roderic Broadhurst
      Pages 221-235
    9. Fiona Haines
      Pages 237-249
    10. Adam Graycar
      Pages 251-267

About this book


This handbook engages key debates in Australian and New Zealand criminology over the last 50 years. In six sections, containing 56 original chapters, leading researchers and practitioners investigate topics such as the history of criminology; crime and justice data; law reform; gangs; youth crime; violent, white collar and rural crime; cybercrime; terrorism; sentencing; Indigenous courts; child witnesses and children of prisoners; police complaints processes; gun laws; alcohol policies; and criminal profiling. Key sections highlight criminological theory and, crucially, Indigenous issues and perspectives on criminal justice. Contributors examine the implications of past and current trends in official data collection, crime policy, and academic investigation to build up an understanding of under-researched and emerging problem areas for future research. An authoritative and comprehensive text, this handbook constitutes a long-awaited and necessary resource for dedicated academics, public policy analysts, and university students.


Indigenous Criminological Theory Criminal Justice Policy Public Policy Australasia Asia-Pacific Critical criminology Race Sexual violence Māori

Editors and affiliations

  • Antje Deckert
    • 1
  • Rick Sarre
    • 2
  1. 1.Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

About the editors

Dr Antje Deckert is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at AUT. She is currently serving her second term as New Zealand Vice President of ANZSOC, and will be Visiting International Professor at Brock University, Canada in 2017.

Rick Sarre is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of South Australia’s Law School. He served four years as ANZSOC president (2012–2016), and in 2015 received an honorary doctorate from the Law School, Umeå University, Sweden.

Bibliographic information


“Deckert and Rick Sarre have, over the past four years, collected 56 original articles that ‘outline the crime and justice landscapes of Australia and New Zealand … and why Australia and New Zealand continue to excessively arrest, convict, and incarcerate Indigenous men and women of all ages.’ … Although the articles in this volume are of primary importance for Australian and New Zealand settings, many articles are also well worth reading for American and Canadian readers as well.” (Journal of Community Corrections, Vol. 28 (1), 2018)