juvenile detention

juvenile detention

Children are still being held in police cells and juvenile detention for low-range offences, under alarming conditions. Here's how their mental health and future prospects suffer.

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A positive outcome from the findings of The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory requires political will and leadership, write Sophie Russell and Chris Cuneen.

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Australia should raise the age of criminal responsibility to at least 14 to reduce the risk of children embarking on life-long involvement with the criminal justice system, according to UNSW Sydney's Professor Chris Cunneen.

 

 

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Design that properly considers human behaviour needs to take priority if a planned replacement for the Don Dale Yout Detention Centre is built, writes Jan Golembiewski.

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The accomplishments of successful royal commissions flow not just from strong findings and recommendations but from intelligent procedure, writes Grant Hoole.

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An arts residency at a juvenile detention centre has helped art and design lecturer Zanny Begg challenge the institutional disempowerment young men face when imprisoned.