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
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