Indigenous young people and the NSW children’s court: Magistrates’ perceptions of the court’s criminal jurisdiction

Bartels, Lorana, Bolitho, Jane, & Richards, Kelly (2016) Indigenous young people and the NSW children’s court: Magistrates’ perceptions of the court’s criminal jurisdiction. Australian Indigenous Law Review. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper explores the perceptions of New South Wales (NSW) Children’s Court magistrates concerning the issues and challenges facing Indigenous young people coming before the Court in its criminal jurisdiction. Drawing from the NSW component of a national study into Australia’s Children’s Courts, 12 in-depth, semi-structured interviews were thematically analysed. The main challenges for Indigenous young people in the Court are considered and magistrates’ attitudes to potential court reform explored, with a specific focus on Indigenous youth sentencing courts. The NSW findings are contextualised within the broader findings on Indigenous young people from the national study of the Children’s Courts

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ID Code: 98902
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Children's courts, Youth justice, Indigenous young people, Youth offenders, Children's courts magistrates
ISSN: 1835-0186
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Courts and Sentencing (160203)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 University of New South Wales
Deposited On: 18 Sep 2016 23:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 23:51

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