Juvenile justice, young people and human rights in Australia

Cunneen, Chris, Goldson, Barry, and Russell, Sophie (2016) Juvenile justice, young people and human rights in Australia. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 28 (2). pp. 173-189.

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Abstract

This article identifies the key human rights issues that emerge for young people in juvenile justice in Australia. While there is a clear framework for respecting the human rights of children within juvenile justice, the article poses the question: To what extent does Australia actually operationalise and comply with these rights in law, policy and practice? In answering, it discusses various national and international reports, legislation, academic and other research and litigation on behalf of children. It identifies substantive and procedural human rights violations affecting young people in juvenile justice, many of which fall disproportionately on two over-represented groups: Indigenous young people, and those with mental health disorders and cognitive disability. While there are review and compliance mechanisms in place, respect for young people's rights within the broad area of juvenile justice remains problematic.

Item ID: 46908
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1034-5329
Keywords: juvenile justice; human rights; youth penality; comparative criminology
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2017 22:21
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law @ 20%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180114 Human Rights Law @ 60%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180106 Comparative Law @ 20%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 80%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940499 Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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