Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice : Youth and Crime in Australia

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Juvenile Justice 5th edition explores youth and crime in Australia, and the institutions and agencies associated with the administration of juvenile justice. It provides an accessible introduction to the main concepts and issues of juvenile justice and critically analyses the principles, policies and practices associated with it. The book provides clear information across a broad range of areas, and raises a number of questions about the institutions of juvenile justice and how we think about issues of juvenile justice. NEW TO THIS EDITION Updated with the latest data, statistics and developmentsCase examples in every chapter explore contemporary and topical issues and highlight real-life examples New sections on: Sexuality, homelessness and unstable accommodation and child-protection and out-of-home care historiesEthnic minority youth and contact with the criminal justice systemYoung women's contact with the criminal justice systemAddressing the needs of young women in the criminal justice systemImpacts of remand and young peopleAge, gender and Indigenous status of young people in detentionUsing detentionEffective youth crime prevention programs
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 171 x 246 x 22mm | 736g
  • OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0195598423
  • 9780195598421
  • 299,452

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Young offenders and juvenile crime have a high public profile today. In most advanced industrialized countries there is the same heightened awareness of youth issues, fulled by extensive media hype surrounding youthful deviance and anti-social behavior. Juvenile Justice: An Australian perspective describes and examines the issues, people and institutions involved in juvenile justice in Australia.
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Table of contents

Part 1: History, Theory and Institutions1. The Development of Juvenile Justice2. Theories of Juvenile Offending3. The Nature of Contemporary Juvenile Crime4. The Institutions of Juvenile JusticePart 2: The Social Dynamics of Juvenile Justice5. Class and Community6. Indigenous Young People7. Ethnic Minority Young People8. Young Women, Young Men and GenderPart 3: The State, Punishment and Community9. Policing the Young10. Courts and Sentencing Processes11. Detention and Community Corrections12. Youth Crime Prevention13. Restorative Justice and Juvenile Conferencing
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About Chris Cunneen

Chris Cunneen, Professor in the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, and Law, University of New South Wales

Rob White, Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

Kelly Richards, Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice, Queensland University of Technology
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