Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Social Science - 400 pages
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Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia explores the nature of juvenile crime and the responses of the juvenile justice system to it. The book introduces the main concepts and issues in juvenile justice and provides an overview of both the dynamics of youth crime and the institutions ofsocial control.This new book builds on the earlier successful work Juvenile Justice: An Australian Perspective and presents an analysis of youth and crime in three parts:Part 1: "History, Theory, and Institutions", has chapters on the historical development of juvenile justice, the key theoretical approaches to explaining youth crime, the nature of youth crime, and the institutional responses to juvenile offending.Part 2: "Social dynamics of Juvenile Justice", has chapters on class and community, indigenous young people, gender and juvenile justice, and ethnic minority youth.Part 3: "The State, Punishment, and Community", has chapters on police, the courts and sentencing, detention centres and community corrections, youth crime prevention, and restorative justice.This comprehensive and well-crafted book is an indispensable text for students in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, criminal law, social work, and justice studies. It is also an important reference source for youth and community workers, justice department officials, members of the police,social scientitsts, social workers, and young people themselves.

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Class and Community
Indigenous Young People
Ethnic Minority Young People

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About the author (2007)

Chris Cunneen holds joint appointments as professor of criminology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and in the Cairns Institute at James Cook University, Australia. Among his many books are the coauthored "Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia "and "Indigenous Legal Relations in Australia".

Rob White joined the staff of the British Film Institute in 1995. He writes the "Channelling" column for "Sight and Sound.

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