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Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)

The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.

Website: www.aic.gov.au

The AIC has a number of areas within their website with information related to youth and crime.

Young people and crime

The Australian Instituted of Criminology (AIC) provides a comprehensive listing of resources relating to young people in the juvenile justice system. Of particular interest are the sub-categories listed on the right side of the web page: www.aic.gov.au/en/crime_community/demographicgroup/youngpeople.aspx

State and territory systems

The AIC has a listing of the juvenile court system for each state and territory. www.aic.gov.au/criminal_justice_system/courts/juvenile.aspx 

Statistics 

The AIC has statistics on juvenile offenders and detention, as well as other statistics relating to crime and justice. www.aic.gov.au/statistics.aspx 

South Australia Juvenile Justice (SAJJ) Project on Conferencing

The focus of the SAJJ project was on ways of measuring (1) restorative justice practices and (2) variability in the conference process and participants' understandings of it. While many people assume that a "successful" conference will have positive future effects, the SAJJ project treated this as an open question. http://www.aic.gov.au/criminal_justice_system/rjustice/sajj.aspx

Fact sheet: Building reslience in young people

The Australian Youth Mentoring Network (AYMN) has released a new fact sheet for mentors to help develop resilience in the young people they're mentoring. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Hang on, youths already earn and learn

Greg Jericho comments in the ABC's The Drum that the fact that most young Australians are already either earning or learning - at rates that have increased over the years - is often overlooked. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Disadvantaged places in urban Australia: analysing socio-economic diversity and housing market performance

This report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute includes information about affordability and access to housing for young people. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Building Blocks: Best practice programs that improve the wellbeing of children and young people, Edition two

This report from the Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia presents best practice and promising programs that have been shown to – or have strong potential to – improve the wellbeing of Western Australian children and young people. Original article

25 Jul 2014

Explainer: why does the teenage brain need more sleep?

This article from The Conversation presents information about brain development during adolescence and references current studies investigating changing sleep patterns in young people. Original article

25 Jul 2014

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