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Preventing juvenile crime

Proceedings of a conference held 17-19 July 1989

Julia Vernon and Sandra McKillop (eds)
ISBN 0 642 16345 6 ISSN 1034-5086
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, January 1991


The papers presented at this conference describe a number of innovative programs which have been effective in preventing juvenile crime in different parts of Australia. They include employment programs, leisure pursuits, and community based activities. The criminal justice system is examined and alternative approaches in correcting and rehabilitating young offenders are considered.