Crime and justice
This topic covers young people as victims and perpetrators crime. It also provides information about young people in the justice system, including the courts, dentention and rehabilitation.
For information about young people's rights, including human rights issues, please see Rights and legal issues.
The Australian Institute 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
The AIC has a listing of the juvenile court system for each state and territory.
The AIC has statistics on juvenile offenders and detention, as well as other statistics relating to crime and justice.
Dr YES (youth education sessions) is a program run by the West Australian Medical Association where medical students go out to metropolitan and rural high schools to have open and engaging communications about the big issues facing youth health - particularly alcohol and drugs, mental health and sexual health. Original article
Police have described a substantial drop in the amount of crime committed by some of WA's worst young offenders in the past 12 months as "extraordinary", adding that diverting the teenagers into behaviour management programs has helped. Original article
A recent study published in the Journal of Addiction and Prevention reviews the effectiveness of peer-delivered information at music events. Original article