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Juveniles' contact with the criminal justice system in Australia

Monitoring report no. 7

Kelly Richards
ISBN 978 1 921532 37 5 ISSN 1836-2095
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, September 2009

Abstract

This report presents the first collection of data on juveniles’ contact with the criminal justice system as both alleged/convicted offenders and complainants/victims in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Its primary objectives are to outline data from each of these jurisdictions on juveniles’ contact with the policing, courts and correctional systems and to determine what we do and do not know about juveniles’ contact with the criminal justice system.