Violence is a significant problem in Australia, with rates of assault increasing annually over the last decade. While studies show that violence is geographically clustered, scholarship also suggests that community networks and processes are critically important for crime control. Using a unique, longitudinal dataset,
employing four waves of survey data for 4,000 residents living in 148 Brisbane suburbs, this project will examine the reciprocal relationships between community structure, networks, norms and actions and will significantly advance the theoretical understanding of the community-based processes that impact on the
persistence or cessation of violence over time.