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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

Fewer young people driving cars

In Victoria, the number of under 25s with a driver's licence has dropped 12 percentage points in just 10 years. That decline has also been seen in NSW and around the world. Original article

21 Nov 2014

Tennis program for Indigenous youth

Former world number one tennis player, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, is visiting Hobart to promote health, education and employment among young Indigenous people using a tennis program that is open to young Indigenous people around Australia. Original article

21 Nov 2014

Julie Bishop on young terrorists

In an address to the United Nations security council on 19 November 2014, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, said, 'Terrorists are younger, more violent, more innovative and highly interconnected'. Original article

21 Nov 2014

Young children prefer realistic teenage doll to Barbie

A doll representing the measurements of an average 19-year-old young woman is preferred to Barbie by young school children in the USA. Original article

21 Nov 2014

More Indigenous teachers needed

Professor Peter Buckskin, Dean of the University of South Australia and project director of the More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Initiative (MATSITI), says despite a push to boost Indigenous teacher numbers over many years, there is still a long way to go. Original article

21 Nov 2014

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