Source: (2000) Paper presented at the Reducing Criminality: Partnerships and Best Practice conference. Perth, 31 July – 1 August 2000. Canberra, Australia: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Graycar examines issues of crime committed by young people and measures that can reduce youth criminality. He argues that addressing broad social realities is the best way to reduce youth crime. These realities include unemployment, dysfunctional families, child abuse, poor education, community breakdown, economic inequality, and substance abuse. Specifically, then, he explores the role or “domainâ€? of local government, in partnership with nonprofit and private sector organizations, in developing strategies and actions to respond to those issues and to build up communities.

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