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NCJ Number: 229812 Find in a Library
Title: Juveniles' Contact with the Criminal Justice System in Australia
Author(s): Kelly Richards
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 978 1 921532 37 5
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Using data obtained from published sources, this report by the Australian Institute of Criminology presents a preliminary snapshot of juveniles' contact with the criminal justice system in Australia.
Abstract: This report from the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) presents data on juveniles' contact with the Australian criminal justice system. Data for this report were obtained from various sources including AIC monitoring programs, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The data used is the most recent available and varies by jurisdiction and agency. The report is divided into four sections: 1) juveniles as complainants and victims of crime; 2) juveniles contact with the police as alleged offenders; 3) juveniles contact with the children's courts as alleged offenders; and 4) juvenile offenders and corrections. Throughout the report, the term juvenile is used to refer to those aged 17 and under, unless otherwise noted, and the data is broken down by age, sex, and Indigenous status. The report is not meant to provide a complete picture of juveniles' contact with the Australian criminal justice system, but rather as a starting point for future research and monitoring in this area. Numerous tables and figures are included in the report. References
Main Term(s): Juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Australia; Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC); Crime in foreign countries; Criminal justice system analysis; Foreign judicial systems; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Juvenile Corrections/Detention Decisionmaking; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice research; Juvenile offenders; Policy analysis
Note: AIC Reports: Monitoring Reports 07
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