Mason, G., McCulloch, J., Maher, J.M., Pickering, S., Wickes, R. and McKay, C. (2017) Policing Hate Crime: Police, Communities and Prejudice, Routledge.

Wickes, R. and Mazerolle, L. (under contract). Crime and Disorder in Community Context. Routledge.

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Book chapters

Homel, R. & McGee, T. (2011). Community approaches to crime and violence prevention: Building prevention capacity. Chapter 20 in Rolf Loeber & Brandon Welsh (Eds.). The future of criminology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Murphy, K & Cherney, A. (2017). Policing marginalized groups in a diverse society: Using procedural justice to promote group belongingness and trust in police. In D. Oberweitler and S. Roche (Eds.), Police-Citizen Relations Across the World: Comparing sources and contexts of trust and legitimacy (pp. 177-198). Abingdon, UK: Rutledge.

Wickes, R. (2017). Social disorganization theory: Its history and relevance to crime prevention. In Brent E. Teasdale and Mindy S. Bradley (eds.) Preventing crime and violence, volume 2: Advances in prevention science series. Springer Press.

Wickes, R., Homel, R. and Zahnow, R. (2016).  Safety in the suburbs: Social disadvantage, community mobilisation, and the prevention of violence. In Stubbs, J. and Tomsen, S. (eds.) Australian violence, Federation Press.

Wickes, R. and Sydes M. (2015). Immigration and crime. In Pickering, S. and Ham, J. (eds), The Routledge handbook on crime and international migration, Routledge, Oxen, pp. 11 – 25.

Wickes, R. and Sydes, M. (2016). Social Disorganization Theory. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology.

Zahnow, R. and Wickes, R. (2017). Violence and aggression in socially disorganized neighborhoods. In Sturney, P. (ed.) The Wiley Handbook of Violence and Aggression. John Wiley & Sons Publisher.

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Journal articles


Borsellino, R., Zahnow, R & Corcoran, J. (2018) Not all those who Wander are lost: exploring human mobility using a smartphone application. Australian Geographer, 49:2, 317-333

Hipp, J. and Wickes, R. (in press). Problems, Perceptions and Actions: An Interdependent Process for Generating Informal Social Control. Social Science Research (accepted 27 March 2018).

Wickes, R., Zahnow, R, Corcoran, J and Hipp, JR (in press). Neighborhood Social Conduits and Resident Social Cohesion, Urban Studies (accepted May 14 2018).

Wickes, R. and Hipp, J. (in press). The spatial and temporal dynamics of neighborhood informal social control and crime. Social Forces (accepted 10 March 2018).

Wickes, R., Broidy, L. and Hipp, J. (2018). Responding to neighborhood problems: Is the division of community labor gendered? Crime and Delinquency, 64(9):1215-1241. 


Benier, K. (2017). The neighbourhood context of hate crime: A comparison of violent and property offences using rare events modelling. Violence and Victims, 32(4).

Benier, K. (2017). The harms of hate: comparing the neighbouring practices and interactions of hate crime victims, non-hate victims and non-victims. International Review of Victimology. doi: 10.1177/0269758017693087

Corcoran, J., Zahnow, R., Wickes, R. and Hipp, J. (2017). Neighbourhood land use features, collective efficacy and local civic actions. Urban Studies  doi:10.1177/0042098017717212

Corcoran, J., Zahnow, R. and Assemi, Behrang (2017) Wander: a smartphone app for sensing sociability.Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy, 1-20. doi:10.1007/s12061-017-9228-4

Forbes-Mewett, H. and Wickes, R. (in press). The neighbourhood context of crime against international students. Journal of Sociology (accepted 15 August 2017).

Kimpton, A. (2017). A spatial analytic approach for classifying greenspace and comparing greenspace social equity. Applied Geography, 82, 129-142.

Kimpton, A., Corcoran, J. and Wickes, R. (2017). Greenspace and Crime: an Analysis of Greenspace Types, Neighboring Composition and the Temporal Dimensions of Crime. Journal of Research of in Crime and Delinquency 54(3), 303-337.

Madon, N., Murphy, K. & Sargeant, E. (2017). Promoting police legitimacy among disengaged minority groups: Does procedural justice matter more?  Criminology and Criminal Justice, 17(5), 624-242.

Murphy, K., Cramer, K.J., Waymire, K.A., & Barkworth, J. (2017). Police bias, social identity, and minority groups: A social psychological understanding of cooperation with police. Justice Quarterly, Online first 10 August, 2017,

Sargeant, E., Wickes, R., Murphy, K. & Mazerolle, L. (2017). Surrounded by violence: How do individual perceptions and community context shape views about violence? The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Online First 8 August 2017.

Sydes, M. (2017) Revitalised or Disorganised? An empirical examination of immigration and crime in a multi-ethnic setting. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 54(5).

Hipp, J.R. and Wickes, R. (2017). Violence in urban neighborhoods: A longitudinal study of collective efficacy and violent crime. Journal for Quantitative Criminology, 33(4), 783-808.

Wickes, R., Britt, C. and Broidy L. (2017). The resilience of neighborhood social processes: A case study of the 2011 Brisbane Flood. Social Science Research, 62(1), 96-119.

Wickes, R., Zahnow, R., Shaefer, L., and Sparkes-Carroll, M. (2017). Neighborhood Guardianship and Property Crime Victimization. Crime & Delinquency63(5), 519-544.

Wickes, R., Hipp, J., Sargeant, E., and Mazerolle, L. (2017). Neighborhood social ties and shared expectations for informal social control: do they influence informal social control actions? Journal of Quantitative Criminology33(1), 101-129.

Zahnow, R. (in press) Mixed land use: Implications for violence and property crime. City and Community. (accepted October 2017)

Zahnow, R., Wickes, R., Taylor, M. and Corcoran, J. (in press). Community social capital and individual functioning in the post-disaster context. Disasters (accepted 16 October 2017).

Zahnow, R., Mazerolle, L., Wickes, R. and Corcoran J. (2017). Living near violence: How proximity to violence shapes perceptions of police effectiveness and confidence in police. Journal of Environmental Psychology 53, 138-144.

Zahnow, R., Wickes, R., Haynes, M. and Corcoran, J. (2017). Disasters and Crime: The Effect of Flooding on Property Crime in Brisbane Neighborhoods. Journal of Urban Affairs, 39 6: 857-877. doi:10.1080/07352166.2017.1282778.


Benier, K. and Wickes, R. (2016). The effect of ethnic diversity on collective efficacy in Australia, Journal of Sociology, 52(2), 856-873.

Benier, K., Wickes, R., & Higginson, A. (2016). Ethnic Hate Crime in Australia: Diversity and Change in the Neighbourhood Context. British Journal of Criminology, 56(3), 479-496. doi: 10.1093/bjc/azv067

Hipp, J.R. and Wickes, R. (2016). Minority status distortion and preference for in-group ties: consequences for social capital. Socius, 2, 1–18.

Sargeant, E., Mazerolle, L.M. and Wickes, R. (2016). Trust in Police and the Neighbourhood Context: A Study of Policing in Melbourne. The Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing 1(2), 10-16.

Wickes, R., Sydes, M., Benier, K., and Higginson, A. (2016). “Seeing” Hate Crime in the Community Do Resident Perceptions of Hate Crime Align With Self-Reported Victimization? Crime & Delinquency, 63(7), 875-896.

Wickes, R., Zahnow, R., Schafer, L. and Sparkes-Carol, M. (2016). Investigating the effects of guardianship and guardianship processes on property crime victimization. Crime and Delinquency.

Wickes, R., Hipp, J.R., Sargeant, E. and Mazerolle, L. (2016). Neighborhood social ties and shared expectations for informal social control: Do they influence informal social control actions? Journal for Quantitative Criminology. DOI:10.1007/s10940-01609285-x

Wickes, R., Sydes, M., Benier, K. and Higginson, A. (2016). 'Seeing' hate crime in the community: Do resident perceptions of hate crime align with self-reported victimization? Crime & Delinquency. DOI:10.1177/0011128715625079. 


Antrobus, E., Bradford, B., Murphy, K. & Sargeant, E. (2015). Community norms, procedural justice and the publics' perceptions of police legitimacy. Forthcoming in special issue of Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. DOI:10.1177/1043986214568840.

Benier, K. and Wickes, R. (2015). The Effect of Ethnic Diversity on Collective Efficacy in Australia, Journal of Sociology. Online first doi-10.1177/1440783315599595.

Benier, K., Wickes, R. and Higginson, A. (2015). Hate crime in Australia: A test of the defended neighborhood thesis. British Journal of Criminology. Online first doi-10.1093/bjc/azv067.

Cheshire, L. (2015) 'Know your neighbours': disaster resilience and the normative practices of neighbouring in an urban context. Environment and Planning A, 47(5): 1081-1099.

Fay-Ramirez, S. (2015). The comparative context of collective efficacy: Understanding neighbourhood disorganisation and willingness to intervene in Seattle and Brisbane. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(4): 513-542.

Mazerolle, L.M. and Wickes, R. (2015). Police legitimacy in community context. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 31(2), 128-131.

Murphy, T., Sargeant, E. and Cherney, A. (2015). The importance of procedural justice and police performance in shaping intentions to cooperate with the police: Does social identity matter? European Journal of Criminology, 12(6): 719-738.

Sargeant, E. (2015). Policing and collective efficacy: The relative importance of police effectiveness, procedural justice and the obligation to obey police. Policing & Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy.

Schaefer, L. & Mazerolle, L. (2015). Putting process into routine activity theory: Variations in the control of crime opportunities. Security Journal.

Wickes, R., Pickering, S., Mason, G., Maher, J.M. and McCullough, J. (2015). From Hate to Prejudice: Does the new terminology of prejudice motivated crime change perceptions and reporting actions. British Journal of Criminology, 56(2), 239-255.

Wickes, R., Zahnow, R., Taylor, M. and Piquero, A.R. (2015) Neighborhood Structure, Social Capital and Community Resilience: Longitudinal Evidence from the 2011 Brisbane Flood Disaster, Social Science Quarterly, 96(2): 330-353.


Hipp, J., Corcoran, J., Wickes, R. and Li, T. (2014) Examining the social porosity of environmental features on neighborhood socability and attachment, PLoS One.9(1):e84544.

Kimpton, A., Wickes, R. and Corcoran, J. (2014) Greenspace and place attachment: do greener suburbs lead to greater residential place attachment? Urban Policy and Research.32(4):477-497.

Sargeant, E. and Mazerolle, L. (2014) Gender and perceptions of police: Findings from the Australian Community Capacity Study, The Journal for Women and Policing, 34: 20-22.

Sydes, M., Wickes, R. and Higginson, A. (2014) The spatial concentration of bias: An examination of the community factors that influence residents' perceptions of bias crime. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.


Cherney, A. and Murphy, K. (2013) Policing Terrorism with procedural justice: the role of police legitimacy and law legitimacy. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 46: 403-421.

Cheshire, L., Wickes, R. and White, G. (2013) New suburbs in the making? Locating Master Planned Estates in a Comparative Analysis of Suburbs in South East Queensland.Urban Policy and Research.31(3):281-299.

Murphy, K. (2013) Policing at the margins: Fostering trust and cooperation among ethnic minority groups. Journal of Policing Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 8(2): 184-199.

Sargeant, E., Murphy, T. and Cherney, A. (2013). Ethnicity, trust and cooperation with police: Testing the dominance of the process-based model. European Journal of Criminology.

Sargeant, E., Wickes, R., and Mazerolle, L. (2013) Policing community problems: Exploring the role of formal and social control in shaping collective efficacy. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 46 (1): 70-87.

Wickes, R., Hipp, J., Sargeant, E. and Homel, R. (2013) Collective Efficacy as a task specific process: Examining the relationship between social ties, neighborhood cohesion and the capacity to respond to violence, delinquency and civic problems. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52: 115-127.

Wickes, R., Hipp, J., Zahnow, R. and Mazerolle, L. (2013) Seeing Minorities and Perceptions of Disorder: Explicating the Mediating and Moderating Mechanisms of Social Cohesion. Criminology, 51 (3): 519-560.

Wickes, R., Zahnow, R., White, G. and Mazerolle, L. (2013) Ethnic Diversity and its Impact on Community Social Cohesion and Neighbourly Exchange. Journal of Urban Affairs.

Zahnow, R., Wickes, R., Haynes, M. and Mazerolle, L. (2013) Change and stability in ethnic diversity across urban communities: explicating the influence of social cohesion on perceptions of disorder. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 46 (3): 335-356.


Cheshire, L. and Wickes, R.L. (2012). ‘Crime talk in the suburbs: Symbolic representations of status and security on a master planned estate’, Housing Studies.

Hipp, John R., Robert W. Faris, and Adam Boessen. (2012). “Measuring ‘neighborhood’: Constructing network neighborhoods.” Social Networks. 34(1): 128-140.

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2012). Understanding cooperation with police in a diverse society. British Journal of Criminology, 52, 181-201.


Cherney, A. & Murphy, K. (2011). Understanding the contingency of procedural justice outcomes. Policing: A journal of policy and practice, 5(3), 228-235.

Hipp, John R. & Daniel K. Yates (2011). “Ghettos, thresholds, and crime: Does concentrated poverty really have an accelerating increasing effect on crime?” Criminology. 49(4): 955-990.

Hipp, John R. (2011). “Violent crime, mobility decisions, and neighborhood racial/ethnic transition.” Social Problems. 58(3): 410-432.

Hipp, John R. (2011). “Spreading the Wealth: The Effect of the Distribution of Income and Race/ethnicity across Households and Neighborhoods on City Crime Trajectories.” Criminology. 49(3): 631-665.

McGee, T. R., Wickes, R. L., Bor, W., Najman, J. M. & Corcoran, J. (2011) ‘The spatial distribution of antisocial behaviour in South-East Queensland.’ Trends and Issues in Crime and Justice, 410, Australian Institute of Criminology.

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2011). Fostering cooperation with the police: How do ethnic minorities in Australia respond to procedural justice-based policing? The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 44, 235-257.

Wickes, R.L. & Cheshire, L. (2011). 'Orchestrating Cohesive Communities in Master Planned Estates: A Comparative Analysis of Suburbs.' ISA Research Committee 21, Sociology of Urban and Regional Development,Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2011.

Wickes, R.L., Zahnow, R. & Mazerolle, L.M. (2011).  ‘Community Resilience Research: Current Approaches, Challenges and Opportunities,’ Refereed Conference Proceedings for the 9th Annual Safeguarding Australia Conference.

Wickes R.L., Zahnow, R., White G. & Mazerolle, L. (2011) ‘Diversity and trust: Do changing immigration patterns negatively impact social capital in urban communities?’ ISA Research Committee 21, Sociology of Urban and Regional Development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2011.


Cheshire, L, Walters, P & Wickes, R.L. (2010) ‘Privatisation, Security and Community: How Master Planned Estates are Changing Suburban Australia,’ Urban Policy and Research, 28(4): 359- 373.

Hipp, John R. (2010). “A dynamic view of neighborhoods: The reciprocal relationship between crime and neighborhood structural characteristics.” Social Problems. 57(2): 205-230.

Hipp, John R. (2010). “Micro-structure in Micro-Neighborhoods: A New Social Distance Measure, and its Effect on Individual and Aggregated Perceptions of Crime and Disorder.” Social Networks. 32(2): 148-159.

Hipp, John R., Joan Petersilia, & Susan Turner. (2010). “Parolee Recidivism in California: The Effect of Neighborhood Context and Social Service Agency Characteristics.” Criminology. 48(4): 947-979.

Hipp, John R. (2010). “The role of crime in housing unit racial/ethnic transition.” Criminology. 48(3): 683-723.

Hipp, John R. (2010). “Resident perceptions of crime: How much is ‘bias’ and how much is micro-neighborhood effect?” Criminology. 48(2): 475-508.

Mazerolle, L.M., Wickes, R.L. & McBroom, J. (2010).  ‘Community variations in violence: The role of social ties and collective efficacy in comparative context,’ The Journal for Research in Crime and Delinquency, 47(1), 3-30. 

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2010). Understanding minority group willingness to cooperate with police: Taking another look at legitimacy research. Alfred Deakin Research Institute Working Paper No 15. Geelong: Deakin University.

Murphy, K. & Cherney, A. (2010). Policing ethnic minority groups with procedural justice: An empirical study. Alfred Deakin Research Institute Working Paper No 2. Geelong: Deakin University.

Wickes, R.L. (2010). ‘Generating Action and Responding to Local Issues: Collective Efficacy in Context,’ Australian New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(3).

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Sydes, M. (2017). Immigration and Crime. (Doctor of Philosopy). The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Benier, K. (2016) TBC. (Doctor of Philosopy). The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Zahnow, R. (2015). Crime in Chaotic Times: Crime in the Post-Disaster Neighbourhood. (Doctor of Philosophy). The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Sargeant, E. (2012) Policing and collective efficacy: The way police effectiveness, legitimacy and police strategies explain variations in collective efficacy. (Doctor of Philosophy). The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Ramirez, S. (2011) Immigration, Collective Efficacy and Neigbourhood Participation: Exploring the Limits of Social Control in Seattle and Brisbane. (Doctor in Philosophy). The University of Washington, Seattle.

Wickes, R. (2007) The Role of Social Processes in Crime Control: Disentangling the Relative Contribution of Collective Efficacy and Systemic Models of Community Regulation. (Doctor of Philosophy). Griffith University, Mout Gravatt.

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Honours theses

Brumby, S. (2011) Domestic violence and the community context: Examining the impact of collective efficacy on domestic violence order violations. (Honours thesis). TheUniveristy of Queensland, St Lucia.

Durnian, L. (2013) Informal Social Control: An examination of resident action in a disadvantaged neighbourhood. (Honours thesis). The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Ham, K. (2011) The Effect of Ethnic Diversity on Collective Efficacy in Brisbane Neighbourhoods. (Honours thesis). The Univeristy of Queensland, St Lucia.

Lauren Jessop (2016). Residing and recreating on the wrong side of the track.  (Honours thesis). The Univeristy of Queensland, St Lucia.

Kimpton, A. (2012) Seeing Green: Can the Objective Physical Environment Predict Place Attachment? (Honours thesis). The Univeristy of Queensland, St Lucia.

Lai, B. (2015) Halting Hoons: The association between target hardening, guardianship and hooning in the neighbourhood. (Honours thesis). The University of Queensland.

Shek, J. (2010) Fear of crime: Investigating the Individual and Community Determinants. (Honours thesis). TheUniveristy of Queensland, St Lucia.

Sparkes-Carroll, M. (2013) Investigating the effect of multidimensional guardianship processes on property crime victimisation. (Honours thesis). The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Sydes, M. (2012) Investigating the effect of community characteristics and processes on thrid party reports of bias incidents. (Honours thesis). TheUniveristy of Queensland, St Lucia.

Tsai, A. (2016) Exploring the relationship between place attachment, social ties and victimisation in Brisbane neighbourhoods. (Honours thesis) The University of Queensland, St Lucia.

Zahnow, R. (2011) Examining changing neighbourhood contexts and their impact on resident perceptions of disorder. (Honours thesis). TheUniveristy of Queensland, St Lucia.

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