Being seventeen in Queensland: A human rights perspective on sentencing in Queensland
Hutchinson, Terry C. (2007) Being seventeen in Queensland: A human rights perspective on sentencing in Queensland. Alternative Law Journal, 32(2), pp. 81-85.
The Queensland criminal justice system has come under the international spotlight in relation to its policy on the treatment of 17 years old offenders. In Queensland, if you are a young offender, you are treated as an adult at 17. Queensland is now the only state in Australia where this occurs. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in its latest Observations has voiced specific concerns in relation to this aberration. In its Concluding Observations on the latest Australian report, the Committee recommended that all 'necessary measures' be taken 'to ensure that persons under 18 who are in conflict with the law are only deprived of liberty as a last resort and detained separately from adults unless it is considered in the child's best interest not to do so' and specifically that in Queensland 'children who are 17 years old' are removed from 'the adult justice system'. Queensland is totally 'out of step' with national and international standards, and yes, it does matter.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||For more information about this article, please contact the author. email@example.com|
|Keywords:||Sentencing Queensland juvenile offenders|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Terry C. Hutchinson|
|Deposited On:||17 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:35|
Repository Staff Only: item control page