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How Resilience Can Break the Link Between a ‘Bad’ Childhood and the Youth Justice System

Most young people in the youth justice system have been found to come from “troubled” backgrounds. However, many people with similar backgrounds don’t ever end up in youth justice services. Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and [...]

Gun Violence Killed 428 Times More Americans than Terrorism Over the Past Decade

gettyimages And that's using a narrow definition of gun violence, which includes homicides but excludes suicides, accidents and other kinds of gun deaths. It also uses a wide definition of terrorism, including attacks in which doubt exists about a terrorist link and crimes by anti-abortion assailants. In the wake of the Umpqua Community College massacre on Thursday – the 294th mass shooting in the [...]

In Australia, new migrants fear walking alone at night

Australians are seen as nothing like the caring, friendly and hospitable mob so often assumed, with an extensive new survey of recent migrants reporting high levels of ethnic or religious discrimination. As the Abbott government prepares to strike down part of the racial discrimination law, the Monash University study has found many migrants regularly fear [...]

Petition Launched to Reverse Alcohol and Other Drugs Council Funding Cut

Friends of ADCA, the Alcohol and Other Drugs Council of Australia, has launched a petition http://chn.ge/1b9KBCx to the Prime Minister to reinstate the organisation's funding. ADCA, the national peak body representing organisations and workers in the sector for nearly half a century, learned in late November that the Assistant Minister for Health, Senator Fiona Nash had cut [...]

Girls gone wild

According to NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics data, the number of juvenile female offenders soared by 36 per cent in the decade to June 2009, compared to an 8 per cent increase for juvenile males. There's anecdotal evidence, too. In September 2011, YouTube clips of pre-arranged brawls between girls as young as 14 in Sydney's [...]

Child’s brain injury could lead to crime later in life

People who suffer a traumatic brain injury as a child are more likely to commit offenses as adults, researchers say. Professor Randolph Grace of the University of Canterbury, and Dr Audrey McKinlay from Melbourne's Monash University, studied Canterbury children who had experienced a brain injury as a child from birth to 17 years old. The [...]

By |2012-12-03T14:21:50+10:00December 2nd, 2012|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Education as crime prevention

Approximately 5000 young people per year have their first contact with the juvenile justice system, but of particular concern is the rate of recidivism of those juveniles brought before the courts. Of the 4938 juveniles who came before NSW courts in 1999, over 2600 of them reoffended, on average four times before 2010. For Indigenous [...]

Kids and crime

Approximately 5000 young people per year have their first contact with the juvenile justice system, but of particular concern is the rate of recidivism of those juveniles brought before the courts. Of the 4938 juveniles who came before NSW courts in 1999, over 2600 of them reoffended, on average four times before 2010. For Indigenous [...]

By |2012-08-17T17:35:31+10:00May 14th, 2012|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

When enough is enough, parents called in to claim their hooligans

Eventually enough is enough. There are scores of teenagers and children roaming the streets at night in packs; indulging into drinking, petty crime and anti-social behaviour. Finally police have put their foot down and sent in the big guns. Now when the going gets tough, the police ring for backup to teenagers' parents. “Operation Enough” [...]