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Law and Order Risks in Papua New Guinea: Perceptions and Strategies

O'Collins, Maev


The breakdown of law and order reflects complex social and economic issues. Papua New Guinea is undergoing rapid transition, resulting in a breakdown of traditional social controls. Rural areas lack the services and opportunities available in urban areas, resulting in rural to urban migration. The cost of living in towns is very high and causes some people to turn to criminal activities in order to survive (GOPNG Office of National Planning and United Nations Development Programme,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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