Gang crime: we need a more sophisticated understanding of African migrants

14th February, 2018

Dwelling on the African background of youth offenders misrepresents the African communities in Australia, and taps into older prejudices about Africa. The recent debate over youth crime in Melbourne has done just that. A better appreciation of the African community in Australia and of the African continent would be helpful in treating the youth crime issue in Melbourne in a constructive and measured fashion.Click here to download the article