Fear of Crime Ch. 4
A Safe and Secure Environment for Older Australians
Australian Institute of Criminology Research and Public Policy Series No. 51 2003
"if Patriotism is the last refuge of a Scoundrel,
surely Community Safety is the last refuge of a Vigilante"
"Where the authorities fail us, vigilantes fill the vacuum"
are committed by strangers.
"Or else they have had children, and Jill Meagher very much appeared to be
a younger version of themselves.
So there is very much a sense of 'it could have been me.'”
a clearly stated community safety outcome such as increased public lighting
and chanted Light Sydney Rd! Light Brunswick!
Brunswick would be lit up like a Christmas Tree right now.
Citizens must advocate to authorities for Community Safety outcomes.
Moreland City Council has still not provided the vital community safety initiatives of public lighting and CCTV
Pathetic Moreland Council! Pathetic!
"Dr Kirsty Duncanson, a social scientist of Latrobe University. says this victim "emblematically represented" the new Brunswick demographic of “young, white, middle class, UNIVERSITY EDUCATED, professional women”,
many “newly married, or in long-term relationships and contemplating having children.
Or else they have had children, and Jill Meagher very much appeared to be a younger version of themselves. So there is very much a sense of 'it could have been me.'”
To Dr Duncanson, she was given a “personhood” by some media, particularly the ABC, who were very CLOSE to the story.
The swiftly unfolding investigation, through video footage, social media and mainstream media, added to the intimacy.
A crime that shook our city