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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

Fighting for youth: Youth homelessness in WA

Representatives from several community service organisations speak out about the high rate of youth unemployment in Western Australia. Original article 

30 Jul 2014

A strong future for young people leaving out-of-home care

This paper from UnitingCare presents key learnings from a review of Australian and international policy and program approaches relevant to improving outcomes for young people who are transitioning from OOHC to adulthood.  Original article

30 Jul 2014

The relationship between brand-specific alcohol advertising on television and brand-specific consumption among underage youth

This study in the US finds that there is a robust relationship between youth's brand-specific exposure to alcohol advertising on television and their consumption of those same alcohol brands and provides further evidence of a strong association between alcohol advertising and youth drinking behavior. Original article

30 Jul 2014

Literature review: Sucide and social media

The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre has compiled information on the use of social media by young people expressing suicidal feelings. Original article

30 Jul 2014

New report shows young people experience most youth justice supervision within the community

Of all young people aged 10-17 under youth justice supervision over a 12 year period, most were likely to experience only community-based supervision, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Original article

30 Jul 2014

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