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NCJ Number: 158270 Find in a Library
Title: Children, Crime, and Justice in Queensland
Journal: Criminal Justice Commission Research Notes  Volume:2  Issue:2  Dated:(September 1995)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: Queensland Criminal Justice Cmssn
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Queensland Criminal Justice Cmssn
Brisbane Albert Street, QLD, 4002
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper updates statistical and narrative information on the juvenile justice system in Queensland, Australia.
Abstract: The first section of the paper identifies the major components of the Queensland juvenile justice system. The paper uses police crime statistics to describe the extent and characteristics of juvenile delinquency and crime in Queensland. The next section discusses which types of children appear in court and on what charges, and examines the courts' formal response to juvenile defendants. The paper also discusses the impact of the Juvenile Justice Act on the treatment of juvenile offenders. The final two sections focus on the children in detention and reasons for the overrepresentation of aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the juvenile justice system. 12 figures, 4 tables, 10 references, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Australia; Foreign courts; Foreign juvenile delinquency; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Foreign police; Statistics
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