Title

Rethinking youth justice: there are alternatives to juvenile detention

Date of this Version

2016

Document Type

Popular Press

Publication Details

Published version

O'Leary, J. (2016, August 4). Rethinking youth justice: there are alternatives to juvenile detention. The Conversation: Academic rigour, journalistic flair.

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Abstract

Extract:

The recent exposure of the abuse inflicted on child detainees at the Don Dale facility in the Northern Territory has shone a much-needed light on youth justice in Australia.

Important questions are being asked about why these children were treated this way in detention. But we also need to ask why children are being detained at all.