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NCJ Number: 209872 Find in a Library
Title: Getting the Balance Right: The Policing of Young People in New South Wales
Author(s): Lisa Hayes
Corporate Author: New South Wales Police
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
New South Wales Police
Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia
Sale Source: Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 2944
Canberra ACT, 2601,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper examines the complexity in the New South Wales (NSW), specifically the improvement of police-youth relatives.
Abstract: Due to the diversity of sites and situations in which police and youth interact; the task of policing youth in New South Wales (NSW) is very complex. This paper draws together current information about the policing of youth in NSW dealing specifically with the following issues: (1) the complexity and depth of police-youth relations; (2) public perceptions of juvenile crime and the relationship between the perceptions and the policing of youth; (3) the relationship between different evaluative paradigms in assessing the quality of police-youth relations in reference to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act 1998; (4) substantial developments associated with the proclamation of the Young Offenders Act 1997; and (5) the extent of other initiatives of the NSW Police Services to promote better police-youth relations. The paper attempts to reveal both the complexity of policing youth and the progress that has been made by the NSW Police Services to improve police-youth relations.
Main Term(s): Police juvenile relations
Index Term(s): Australia; Community relations; New South Wales; Police community relations; Police community relations units; Police juvenile relations training; Police youth units
Note: Paper presented at the Children and Crime: Victims and Offenders Conference convened by the Australian Institute of Criminology and held in Brisbane, June 17-18, 1999. Downloaded on May 23, 2005.
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