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
An article in The Conversation looks at the reasons why young men continue to behave violently in urban areas, and the culture of male violence generally. Original article
The vast majority (89%) of 14–17-year-olds have mobiles; young people talk candidly about what they use them for. Original article
UNICEF has just released a report card about child wellbeing in 41 countries, and the effected of the economic crisis in Europe have been marked for children and young people although Australia did relatively well. Original story
This UNICEF report shows that 2.6 million children have sunk below the poverty line in the world’s most affluent countries since 2008, bringing the total number of children in the developed world living in poverty to an estimated 76.5 million. Original article