The Link between Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Offending: Systems Neglect of Adolescents
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law
January 19, 2012
Family Matters, Vol. 89, pp. 31-41, 2011
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 12/03
This paper is concerned with the nexus between abuse and neglect and adolescent offending in the lives of some children and young people, and the lack of a coordinated response to these by both the child protection and juvenile justice systems. The window for effective intervention, especially in relation to offending behaviors, is not closed after early childhood, though it is likely to be more expensive to intervene at later ages. Crucially, state parental responsibility for children and young people in care must not stop once they have offended and become troublesome as well as troubled.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: juvenile offending, systems neglect, child maltreatment, therapeutic or problem-solving courts
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30
Date posted: January 20, 2012
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