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Child abuse and protection: October 2011

Books/reports

Journal articles

  • Long-term outcomes of passive bullying during childhood : suicide attempts, victimization and offending / Martin Killias, Silvia Staubli and Gwladys Gillieron
    European journal of criminology 8(5) Sep 2011: 377-385
    Summary: The study of 21,000 young Swiss men covered experiences of bullying before age 12. Results show that victims are still negatively affected by conduct problems including violent victimisation and suicide attempts in early adulthood.
  • Services and programs for children and young people who experience domestic and family violence / Anne Morris
    Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse newsletter no. 46 Spring 2011: 5-7
    Summary: Reports on the changing Australian context for service provision for young victims of family violence and provides an overview of the diversity of approaches to working with children and young people in different areas
  • Young people transitioning from out-of-home care / Philip Mendes
    Alternative law journal 36(3) 2011: 195-196
    Summary: Local and international research suggests an over-representation of young people leaving state out-of-home care in the youth justice system

Web Sites

  • Child witnesses in the Criminal Courts / New Zealand. Ministry of Justice
    Summary: Contains details of a reform package approved by the NZ Cabinet to improve the way child witnesses are treated in the criminal justice system including reducing the lengthy delays before children give evidence at court and improving the questioning of children, particularly during cross-examination
    http://www.justice.govt.nz/policy/justice-system-improvements/child-witnesses-in-the-criminal-courts