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Juveniles in Australian corrective institutions 1981-1998 : with a statistical review of the year 1998

Research and public policy series no. 20

Carlos Carcach and Glenn Muscat
ISBN 0 642 24118 X ISSN 1326-6004
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, June 1999

Abstract

The Australian Institute of Criminology has been compiling statistical data on persons held in juvenile corrective institutions since 1981. This report provides information on both long and short term trends so that relevant changes in the numbers and rates of juvenile incarceration can be assessed. The report discusses findings about trends in juvenile incarceration over the 18 years from 1981 to 1998. It also contains a statistical review of the four quarters of 1998, aimed at satisfying specific informational requirements of juvenile justice authorities.