The Link between Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Offending: Systems Neglect of Adolescents
Family Matters, Vol. 89, pp. 31-41, 2011
16 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 19, 2012
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.
Keywords: juvenile offending, systems neglect, child maltreatment, therapeutic or problem-solving courts
JEL Classification: K10, K14, K30
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