New Book — “Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia (5th Ed)”

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QUT Crime and Justice Research Centre criminologist Dr Kelly Richards has released a new book with Oxford University Press, with co-authors Professors Chris Cunneen (UNSW) and Rob White (UTas). The book, Juvenile Justice: Youth and Crime in Australia, Fifth edition explores young people and crime in Australia, and provides an overview of the institutions and agencies associated with the administration of youth justice in Australia’s jurisdictions. Following detailed outlines of the historical and theoretical underpinnings of youth crime and responses to it, the book explores in-depth a range of topical youth justice issues, including: Indigenous young people’s contact with the criminal justice system; young women and crime; ethnic minority young people’s criminality; and the intersections of class, youth and crime. Responses to youth offending, such as policing measures, detention and restorative justice conferencing, are also discussed. Read more