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Measuring juvenile recidivism in Australia



In the criminal justice sector, recidivism is often used as a measure of the performance of government agencies, such as correctional services and juvenile justice agencies.

This study is an important step towards having national data on juvenile recidivism that are both meaningful and comparable across Australia’s jurisdictions, and that would contribute towards the development of more effective juvenile justice interventions across Australia.

Cite article

Richards K 2011. Measuring juvenile recidivism in Australia. Technical and background paper series no. 44. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. https://aic.gov.au/publications/tbp/tbp044