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Changing the Neo-Colonial Impacts of Juvenile Justice

Current Issues in Criminal Justice
Volume 20 Issue 1 (July 2008)

Abstract: While there have been some progressive changes in Australian juvenile justice in recent years including developments in youth justice conferencing, more consistent and widely available diversionary options, and a longer term decline in juvenile incarceration rates, these changes have not tended to affect the contact of Indigenous young people with the justice system. The paper analyses why more punitive approaches to law and order (such as a greater reliance on custodial remand) and a greater bifurcation between less serious offenders and repeat offenders is having a particularly negative impact on Indigenous youth. It concludes with a consideration of some of the more promising developments concerning Indigenous young people in youth justice.

To cite this article: Cunneen, Chris. Changing the Neo-Colonial Impacts of Juvenile Justice [online]. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 20, No. 1, July 2008: 43-58. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=192174186580106;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1034-5329. [cited 09 Dec 16].

Personal Author: Cunneen, Chris; Source: Current Issues in Criminal Justice, Vol. 20, No. 1, July 2008: 43-58 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1034-5329 Subject: Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Juvenile justice, Administration of; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) New South Global Chair in Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection