Juvenile Justice in Australia: How Well Do We Comply with International Standards?

YOUTH JUSTICE 2008, MEASURING COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, University College Cork, Ireland, April 2008

20 Pages Posted: 26 Jan 2009 Last revised: 4 Jan 2011

See all articles by Chris Cunneen

Chris Cunneen

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney; University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences; James Cook University - Cairns Campus

Date Written: April 1, 2009

Abstract

This paper explores the different approaches to juvenile justice across Australian jurisdictions, and examines whether or not Australia is compliant with international standards. Compliance is assessed according to three principles: the use of imprisonment and detention as a last resort, the availability and use of diversion options, and the prohibition against racial discrimination. The paper includes an outline of potential improvements to diversionary strategies, and the need for legislation to provide clarity and consistency.

Keywords: Indigenous, Juvenile Justice, International standards, Diversion, Criminology

JEL Classification: K00, K14, K19

Suggested Citation

Cunneen, Chris, Juvenile Justice in Australia: How Well Do We Comply with International Standards? (April 1, 2009). YOUTH JUSTICE 2008, MEASURING COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS, University College Cork, Ireland, April 2008 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1332827 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1332827

Chris Cunneen (Contact Author)

Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research,University of Technology Sydney ( email )

15 Broadway, Ultimo
PO Box 123
Sydney, NSW 2007
Australia

University of New South Wales, School of Social Sciences ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

James Cook University - Cairns Campus ( email )

PO Box 6811
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Australia

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
129
Abstract Views
630
rank
220,665
PlumX Metrics