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Document 025018
What Makes Juvenile Offenders Different from Adult Offenders?
By Richards, Kelly. Australian Institute of Criminology (Canberra, ACT).
“This paper outlines the factors (biological, psychological and social) that make juvenile offenders different from adult offenders and that necessitate unique responses to juvenile crime” (p. 1). Anyone connected to juveniles involved with the criminal justice system needs to be aware of the findings gleaned from this study. Sections of this publication are: how juvenile offending differs from adult offending—the proportion of crime perpetrated by juveniles, growing out of crime and the age-cri... Read More
8 pages
Document 025231
Trends in Juvenile Detention in Australia
By Richards, Kelly. Australian Institute of Criminology (Canberra, ACT).
This report looks at key trends in Australia’s juvenile detention. It can be used as a good comparison of juvenile detention in Australia versus that in the United States. Sections of this publication include: trends in juvenile detention—sex age, indigenous status, legal status (remanded or sentenced); key issues—increase in proportion of remanded juveniles and indigenous juveniles in detention; and conclusion.... Read More
8 pages
Document 025336
Misperceptions about Child Sex Offenders
By Richards, Kelly. Australian Institute of Criminology (Canberra, ACT).
“Sex offending against children is a highly emotive issue. It is nonetheless important that public policy initiatives to prevent and/or respond to child sexual abuse are based on the available evidence about child sex offenders.” This report aims to set straight five common myths about individuals guilty of child sex offences. These five misunderstandings are: all child sex offenders are paedophiles; child sex offenders target strangers; all child sex offenders were victims of sexual abuse thems... Read More
8 pages
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