Juvenile Justice eBook

Youth and Crime in Australia

Fifth Edition

Chris Cunneen, Rob White, Kelly Richards

Juvenile Justice eBook

Youth and Crime in Australia

Fifth Edition

Chris Cunneen, Rob White, Kelly Richards






18 Sep 2015




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Juvenile Justice 5th edition explores youth and crime in Australia, and the institutions and agencies associated with the administration of juvenile justice. It provides an accessible introduction to the main concepts and issues of juvenile justice and critically analyses the principles, policies and practices associated with it. The book provides clear information across a broad range of areas, and raises a number of questions about the institutions of juvenile justice and how we think about issues of juvenile justice.

  • Updated with the latest data, statistics and developments
  • Case examples in every chapter explore contemporary and topical issues and highlight real-life examples 
  • New sections on: 
    • Sexuality, homelessness and unstable accommodation and child-protection and out-of-home care histories
    • Ethnic minority youth and contact with the criminal justice system
    • Young women’s contact with the criminal justice system
    • Addressing the needs of young women in the criminal justice system
    • Impacts of remand and young people
    • Age, gender and Indigenous status of young people in detention
    • Using detention
    • Effective youth crime prevention programs


Part 1: History, Theory and Institutions
1. The Development of Juvenile Justice
2. Theories of Juvenile Offending
3. The Nature of Contemporary Juvenile Crime
4. The Institutions of Juvenile Justice
Part 2: The Social Dynamics of Juvenile Justice
5. Class and Community
6. Indigenous Young People
7. Ethnic Minority Young People
8. Young Women, Young Men and Gender
Part 3: The State, Punishment and Community
9. Policing the Young
10. Courts and Sentencing Processes
11. Detention and Community Corrections
12. Youth Crime Prevention
13. Restorative Justice and Juvenile Conferencing


Chris Cunneen is a Professor in the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Law, at the University of New South Wales
Rob White is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania
Kelly Richards is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice at the Queensland University of Technology

Lecturer Resources

The following resources are available for lecturers who prescribe Juvenile Justice for their course:

  • Instructor’s Resource Manual with discussion questions.

For more information about the resources for Juvenile Justice, please contact your Oxford Territory Manager.