Rebecca is an associate professor in criminology and the deputy director for the Centre for Social and Population Research at the School of Social Sciences, Monash. She's the lead investigator of the Australian Community Capacity Study, a multi-million, multisite, longitudinal study of place. Rebecca's research focuses on demographic changes in urban communities and their influence on social relationships, community regulation, victimisation, crime and disorder over time.Read more about Rebecca Wickes's research
Rebecca Wickes's Articles
From fields of green to a '20-minute city'
With Melbourne’s population continuing to boom, urban planners and academics have a vision for the city to become a network of connected communities where people will be able to walk or cycle to amenities.
Episode 13: The question of retaliation
We explore retaliation against criminals, cyberbullies and whistle-blowers to determine if the concept of an eye for an eye still has a place in our changing world.
Encouraging migrants to move to regional areas could be a 'win-win' scenario, as long as policymakers pay attention to five key factors.
Episode 12: Designing future cities
The challenge of providing appropriate care to an ageing population means the rate of technological innovation needs to be stepped up and more smart homes created.
Deconstructing 'African gangs'
A moral panic and sensationalist media reporting demonstrates how rhetoric can promote fear and intolerance.
A tale of two cities
Melbourne is undoubtedly a multicultural hub, but questions over social exclusion show that it's far from perfect.