The Australian Institute of Criminology is Australia's national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice.
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
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
The report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research looks at whether school characteristics can influence the emotional and cognitive engagement of 15-year-olds with school, and finds that students' engagement with school has been well established and that school characteristics have little impact. Original article
Young Australians are more politically engaged than many older Australians and are just as likely to stand for public office, according to new research done for the Museum of Australian Democracy. Original article
Eight out of 10 British 18-year-olds surveyed by the thinktank IPPR felt it was too easy to accidentally view explicit images while surfing the internet, while 72% said pornography led to unrealistic views about sex. Original article
Since their inception in 1974, Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutions have been the major providers of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia. This may not be the case in the future. Original article