'It's all about the Benjamins': infringement notices and young people in New South Wales

Brown, David, Cunneen, Chris, and Russell, Sophie (2017) 'It's all about the Benjamins': infringement notices and young people in New South Wales. Alternative Law Journal, 42 (4). pp. 253-260.

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Abstract

This article provides a brief analysis of the place, role and purpose of monetary penalties and their theoretical underpinnings. Against this critique of financial penalties and the revenue ('the Benjamins')1 that flows from penalty infringement notices, the article examines the six-fold growth in penalty infringement notices2 issued to children and young people in NSW between 1998 and 2013. It outlines the disproportionate impact of monetary penalties on them and the increasing displacement of diversionary options, raising questions about the appropriateness of issuing infringement notices to children and young people. This article also addresses positive developments in relation to children and young people, including the introduction of Work and Development Orders (WDOs) in NSW.

Item ID: 51703
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2398-9084
Keywords: infringement notices, financial penalties, children and young people, juvenile justice, disproportionate impact on diversionary options
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP130100184
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 02:43
FoR Codes: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180119 Law and Society @ 60%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180120 Legal Institutions (incl Courts and Justice Systems) @ 40%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes @ 50%
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