Principles in diversion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from the criminal jurisdiction

Cunneen, Chris, Russell, Sophie, and Schwartz, Melanie (2021) Principles in diversion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from the criminal jurisdiction. Current Issues in Criminal Justice. (In Press)

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Abstract

The over-imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within Australian youth detention facilities is one of the nation’s most significant social and human rights issues. This article discusses findings from recent research on youth penality combined with observations on the current offerings in youth diversion in Australia, to suggest nine principles of good practice in diversion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. It draws on interviews with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who were detained in or recently released from youth detention facilities across three Australian jurisdictions (New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory) and interviews with key stakeholders working in youth justice.

Item ID: 67468
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1034-5329
Keywords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, diversion, Indigenous, juvenile justice, young people, youth detention
Copyright Information: © 2020 Sydney Institute of Criminology
Funders: Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP130100184
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 04:24
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4505 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community > 450508 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander criminology @ 50%
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4805 Legal systems > 480507 Youth justice @ 50%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2304 Justice and the law > 230499 Justice and the law not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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