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.
Rebecca Wickes's Articles
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.