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Juvenile offenders

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Youth offenders
Youth violence
NARROWER TERMS
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Our youth, our way

This report examines the lived experiences of Aboriginal children and young people in Victoria and the factors contributing to their over-representation in the youth justice system.
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Youth justice in Australia 2019-20

This report looks at young people who were under youth justice supervision in Australia during 2019–20 because of their involvement or alleged involvement in crime. It explores the key aspects of supervision, both in the community and in detention, as well as recent trends.
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Early-career offending trajectories among outlaw motorcycle gang members

This study examines the criminal histories of outlaw motorcycle gang (OMCG) members during adolescence and early adulthood to determine whether the profile of young members has changed over time.
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Youth detention population in Australia 2020

This report presents information on the youth detention population in Australia from June 2016 to June 2020.
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No place for a child: alternatives to imprisoning children in Cambodia

From July to October 2020, This Life conducted extensive research into the current status of the implementation of the Cambodian Law on Juvenile Justice. This document summarises the main findings of this research, noting that Cambodia has made slow, but significant, advances in juvenile justice...
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Youth justice indicators summary report

This report provides insight into the performance of various aspects of the New Zealand youth justice system from 2009/10 to 2019/20.
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Children held on remand in Victoria: a report on sentencing outcomes

This report examines case outcomes for children who were held on remand in Victoria in 2017–18. It reports on the demographics and criminal history of children held on remand, the offences remanded children were charged with and the outcome of their case. It considers the...
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What are the characteristics of effective youth offender programs?

This review consolidates research on the practical implementation of tertiary youth offender programs to identify the design, delivery and implementation factors associated with positive changes in youth offending behaviours.
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Insights into contemporary young offender behaviour in Victoria

This report presents the findings from the first qualitative study of a sample of 15 Victorian young people who were serving a custodial sentence in a youth justice facility for violent motor vehicle offence(s). The research aims to understand young people’s backgrounds and motivations for...
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Care-experienced children and the criminal justice system

It has long been suggested that children in out-of-home care are more likely to come into contact with the criminal justice system. This paper investigates the link between the experience of care and involvement with the criminal justice system, using a multi-method approach that includes...