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For excellent links on juvenile justice issues, see the Australian Institute of Criminology website's links at:

Other resources relating to crime and justice issues and youth are listed below.

Australian Institute of Criminology
Web site:
The AIC web site contains statistics, directories, seminar papers and other Institute publications.

National Crime Prevention
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National Crime Prevention is part of the Attorney General's Department and was formerly known as the National Campaign Against Violence and Crime. It is a $13 million, three-year strategic approach to the prevention of violence and crime in Australian communities. NCP undertakes national research projects, national pilot projects, local prevention activities, communication activities and training for crime prevention professionals.

Blue Light
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Blue Light is an international program in which every State and Territory in Australia participate. Blue Light aims to assist the police to rectify the imbalance of pro-active and re-active policing where young people are concerned. It does this by providing young people with positive lifestyle alternatives and strategies to avoid becoming an offender or victim of crime.

The Pathways to Prevention project: developmental prevention in a disadvantaged community

Pathways to Prevention began in 2001 and involves family, school and community in a set of planned interventions with four to six-year-old children, aiming to prevent them from deveoping anti-social behaviour in their adolescence and early adulthood. Early results from this project are promising, according to a report released in mid-September, which showed that the behavour of boys in particular improved significantly, as did their school readiness. The report is described in the Australian Insitute of Criminology's regular series, 'Trends and issues in crime and criminal justice', n.323, at: and its authors are Ross Homel, Kate Freiberg, Cherie Lamb, Marie Leech, Sam Batchelor, Angela Carr, Ian Hay, Rosie Teague and Gordon Elias.

(Source: Youth Field Xpress, September 2006.)

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (USA)
NCJRS provides a reference service for research in criminal justice and law enforcement and covers topics from crime prevention to juvenile justice.

Youth Studies Australia back issues and articles

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Building a human rights youth justice system, by Paul Wyles
v.28, n.3, 2009, pp.4-12. Summary | Full text | PDF

Concepts shaping juvenile justice, by Rob White
v.27, n.2, 2008, pp.45-51. Summary

The 'Teen Triple P' Positive Parenting Program: A preliminary evaluation, by Alan Ralph, Matthew Sanders.
v.25, n.2, 2006, pp.41-48.

Youth work: Challenging the soft cop syndrome, by Scott Poynting and Rob White.
v.23, n.4, 2004, pp.39-46.

Restitution and restorative justice in juvenile justice and school discipline, by Barry A. Fields.
v.22, n.4, 2003, pp.44-51.

Surviving risk: Juvenile justice workers' perspectives on managing blood borne viruses and other health risks
Mary O'Brien and Zoe Greenwood
v.22, n.3, 2003, pp.25-31.

Impact: Youth crime prevention
Georgina Warrington and Paul Wright.
v.22, n.1, 2003, pp.46-50.

Alcohol-related social disorder and rural youth, by Paul Williams
v.20, n.3, 2001, pp.11-19.

An evaluation of psychology reports in the NSW Department of Juvenile Justice Program: An analysis of their effectiveness, by C. Lennings, J. Stephenson, M. Cotter, I. Johnston and T. Jenkins
v.20, n.2, 2001, pp.35-39.

Moving in the wrong direction: An analysis of police move-on powers in Queensland, by P. Spooner
v.20, n.1, 2001, pp.27-31.

Young people, public space and New Urbanism, by, p. Crane and M. Dee
v.20, n.1, 2001, pp.11-18.

Hepatitis infection among adolescents in the Melbourne Juvenile Justice centre: Risk factors and challenges, by E. L. Ogilvie, F. Veit, N. Crofts and S.C. Thompson.
v.19, n.3, 2000, pp.25-30.

Ten arguments against mandatory sentencing, by R. White.
v.19, n.2, 2000, pp.22-24.

Blazing the developmental trail: The past, the future and the critics, by R. Homel.
v.19, n.1, 2000, pp.44-50.

Human rights for young Australians in the 21st century, by L. Schetzer.
v.19, n.1, 2000, p.13.

Beating the developmental path: Critical notes on the Pathways to Prevention report, by R. Hil.
v.18, n.4, 1999, pp.49-50.

Young people, culture and the law, by D. Malcolm.
v.18, n.4, 1999, pp.29-35.

Hanging out: Negotiating young people's use of public space: Overview, by National Crime Prevention.
v.18, n.4, 1999, pp.26-28.

Access to amenities: The issue of ownership, by M. Lynch and E. Ogilvie.
v.18, n.4, 1999, pp.17-21.

Young people, drugs and the criminal economy, by R. White.
v.18, n.1, 1999, pp.29-36.

Conflict resolution preferences and casual attributions of young male offenders, by J. Bailey and K. Ellerman-Bull.
v.17, n.3, 1998, pp.42-50.

Policing space: Juvenile crime and autonomous citizen action, by R. Hil.
v.17, n.3, 1998, pp.36-41.

Big hArt: The theatrical side of youth crime prevention, by R. Walters.
v.16, n.4, 1997, pp.22-26.

Community accountability conferences: A collaborative project between police and schools, by A. Morey and H. Bruce.
v.16, n.3, 1997, pp.17-21.

Ten arguments against youth curfews, by R. White.
v.15, n.4, 1996, pp.28-30.

Who pays for crime? Punishing young people and their families, by R. Hil.
v.15, n.4, 1996, pp.23-27.

Different coloured skin: The experiences of Aboriginal young people in the juvenile justice system, by B. Baikie Howard.
v.14, n.4, 1995, pp.47-52.

Discretionary decisions in juvenile justice and the criminalisation of Indigenous young people, by C. Cunneen and G. Luke.
v.14, n.4, 1995, pp.38-46.

Research in progress: Young people and the criminal economy, by R. White.
v.14, n.3, 1995, pp.48-50.

Victim awareness as a core program for young offenders, by A. Putnins.
v.14, n.3, 1995, pp.38-41.

Communication needs of adolescent offenders, by J. Bailey and K. Ellerman.
v.13, n.4, 1994, pp.40-44.

Sites of trouble: Demystifying juvenile 'high crime areas', by R. Hil, J. Zuchowski and R. Bone.
v.13, n.2, 1994, pp.51-55.

Naughty, immoral and depraved: Making young female offenders visible, by J. Bessant.
v.13, n.2, 1994, pp.45-50.

Characteristics of juvenile 'gangs' in Melbourne, by M. Aumair and I. Warren.
v.13, n.2, 1994, pp.40-44.

Keeping juveniles out of prison, by H. Jackson.
v.13, n.1, 1994, pp.36-39.

Diversion from custody and rehabilitation of juvenile detainees: Management philosophies of the NSW Dept of Juvenile Justice, by M. Cain.
v.13, n.1, 1994, pp.29-35.

Developing a course for young offenders, by M. Collis and M. Griffin.
v.12, n.3, 1993, pp.25-28.

Unemployment: A cause or consequence of delinquency?, by J.B. Nash.
v.15, n.3, 1996, pp.43-47.

Policing or serving? The role of police in the criminalisation of young people with mental health problems, by R. Hearn.
v.12, n.1, 1993, pp.40-44.

A rising star: In the prosecution of juveniles in Victoria, by C. O'Grady.
v.11, n.4, 1992, pp.35-40.

Youth studies student paper: Young offenders and employment: A policy analysis, by J. Griffith.
v.10, n.4, 1991, pp.47-51.

Making waves: Are juvenile crime waves real or invented?, by H. Sercombe.
v.10, n.2, 1991, pp.11-15.

Reforms in juvenile justice - the Victorian child welfare practice and legislation review, by C. Shevels.
v.9, n.3, 1990, pp.18-22.

Juvenile crime: Can the Children's Court prevent further offending?, by I. O'Connor.
v.9, n.3, 1990, pp.12-17.

Public attitudes on dealing with youthful offenders, by S. Mukherjee and P. Wilson.
v.9, n.1, 1990, pp.55-56.

Dealing with youthful offenders: Towards a new agenda, by P.R. Wilson
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1988 v.7 n.1, pp.12-15.

Female youth unemployment and delinquency, by C. Alder
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1986 v.5 n.3, pp.12-16.

Youth crime in Australia: Conclusions, by S.K. Mukherjee
'Youth Studies and Abstracts: Bulletin of the National Clearinghouse for Youth Studies', 1986 v.5 n.2, pp.2-8.