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Law and Order in Contemporary Papua New Guinea: an Examination of Causes and Policy Options

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dc.contributor.advisor Fulcher, Leon Sali, Garry Wakani 2009-01-22T01:15:41Z 2009-01-22T01:15:41Z 1996 1996 1996
dc.description.abstract After twenty-one years of independence, problems of law and order remain the single most important issue on the agenda of public debate in Papua New Guinea. The impression is one of rising crime and social disorder, on the one hand, and an ineffective crime prevention capability on the other. Against that background, this thesis offers an exploratory and illuminative account about the nature of crime and delinquency in Papua New Guinea. A general descriptive analysis of causal determinants of crime in Papua New Guinea is offered, with examination of the prevalence of law and order problems in different parts of the country, and the effectiveness of state responses as reported by youths and government officials in the city of Port Moresby, and also by young people and village leaders in the Central Highlands region of the country. The thesis is unique in that it is the first research of its kind to be carried out by a Melanesian scholar belonging to a tribal group whose explanations for crime and delinquency are also given formal acknowledgement. The thesis concludes that as crime and social disorder in Papua New Guinea is manifest with a Melanesian social and cultural setting, it must be examined as a melanesian social problem that requires Melanesian approaches in addressing it. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Social work en_NZ
dc.subject Social policy en_NZ
dc.subject Papua New Guinea en_NZ
dc.subject Crime prevention en_NZ
dc.subject Social conditions en_NZ
dc.subject Law enforcement en_NZ
dc.title Law and Order in Contemporary Papua New Guinea: an Examination of Causes and Policy Options en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Social and Cultural Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 370105 Applied Sociology, Programme Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 390404 Detection and Prevention of Crime; Security Services en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 370203 Social Policy (Social Work) en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Doctoral Thesis en_NZ Social Science Research en_NZ Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ Doctoral en_NZ Doctor of Philosophy en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 169999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified en_NZ

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