Young people and juvenile justice

Cunneen, Chris (2017) Young people and juvenile justice. In: Young, Lisa, Kenny, Mary Anne, and Monahan, Geoffrey, (eds.) Children and the Law in Australia. Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood, Vic, pp. 177-194.

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[Extract] The purpose of this chapter is to provide a broad overview of the relationship between young people and juvenile justice in Australia. It is appropriate to begin by delineating what we understand as 'juvenile justice' or the 'juvenile justice system'.

We often talk about the 'juvenile justice system' as if there is a system that is, to a greater or lesser extent, coherent in terms of law, policy or practices. In a formal sense, there certainly is a body of legislation and regulations that govern interactions between criminal justice institutions and young people of a certain age. However, it would be simplistic to imagine that there are no competing interests in the way various juvenile justice agencies - particularly the departments of juvenile justice, the police and the courts - deal with young people.

Item ID: 48075
Item Type: Book Chapter (Later Edition)
ISBN: 978-0-409-34202-4
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1st edition of this chapter can be found in ResearchOnline@JCU record #15452.

Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 23:51
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