Valuable NSW Research Publications and Resources
The following is a listing of resources that are very well researched and go beyond the hype given in most publications dealing with youth crime and violence. Whilst they may not be applicable in your geographic location they could probably give a better representation of the realities than most documentation put out by your local law enforcement bodies.
They are certainly a breath of fresh air in our state and it is sad that government doesn't rely more on these works when drafting policy or giving press statements about the nature and prevalence of youth crime.
Please note that some of these works are put out by peak government agencies. As I have obtained all my information for free (we are a volunteer organisation, yet to receive external funding), I cannot supply prices for the following:
A REPORT INTO YOUTH VIOLENCE IN NEW SOUTH WALES.
Report number 8 1995, Standing Committee on Social Issues,
Legislative Council, Parliament of N.S.W. (387 pages A4 )
Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues Parliament House
Macquarie Street Sydney N.S.W. 2000, Australia.
Phone (02) 9230 3078 Fax (02) 230 2981
JUVENILE CRIME IN NEW SOUTH WALES. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE.
Crime Prevention Division, Attorney General's Department. 1996. 88 pages.
(as with the report above this is one of the best)
Ask also for the CONSULTATION REPORT
Deals mainly with public perceptions of juvenile crime.
Inquiries: Crime Prevention Division N.S.W. Attorney General's Department Level 19, Goodsell Building 8-12 Chifley SquareN.S.W. 2000
GPO Box 6 Sydney 2001 Australia
JUVENILE JUSTICE: an Australian Perspective
1995 CUNNEEN, Chris and WHITE, Rob Oxford University Press Australia
INQUIRY INTO JUVENILE DETENTION CENTRES
A special report to Parliament under section 31 of the OMBUDSMAN ACT.
December 1996. 2 volumes 762 pages
Inquiries: N.S.W. OMBUDSMAN
Level 3, 580 George Street, Sydney N.S.W. 2000. Australia
Phone (02) 9286 1000 Fax (02) 92832911 Toll Free (Australia) 1800 451 524
For over-representation of state wards and Aboriginals in juvenile justice:
ABORIGINAL OVER-REPRESENTATION AND DISCRETIONARY DECISIONS IN THE N.S.W. JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.
Garth LUKE and Chris CUNNEEN
Juvenile Justice Advisory Council of N.S.W. 1995. 84 pages
Try the DEPARTMENT of JUVENILE JUSTICE PO BOX K399 Haymarket N.S.W. 1240 Australia Phone (02) 92893333 Fax (02) 9289 3399
TURNING VICTIMS INTO CRIMINALS
The drift of children in care into the juvenile justice system
A discussion paper by the Community Services Commission, Dec 1996. 56 p.
A report should also be available , though this is a valuable document.
Community Services Commission
Level 3 128-134 Chalmers St. Surry Hills
N.S.W. 2000 Australia
Phone (02) 9384 4999
LEARNING FROM THE PAST
Aboriginal perspectives on the effects and implications of welfare policies and practices on Aboriginal families in New South Wales
Oct. 1993 .135 pages
Copies can be obtained from:
The Gungil Jindibah Centre
Southern Cross University
PO Box 157 Lismore N.S.W. 2480 Australia
Phone (066) 20 3955
Child Welfare Policy
Mason, J (editor) Hale and Iremonger 1993
The chapter by Kerry Carrington, titled:
THE WELFARE/ JUSTICE NEXUS
is one of the first works on this problem and should not be over looked.
STATE WARDS LEAVING CARE: A longtitudinal study.
Cashmore, Dr. J.
Social Policy Research Centre, University of N.S.W. 1996
Copies can be obtained from the perpetrator of this mess: The Department of Community Services
Head Office Strategic Policy and Planning Directorate
167-174 Liverpool St. Ashfield N.S.W. 2131 Australia
Phone (02) 97162222
(Ask about their policy, they insist they don't have an over-riding policy. If you can get anything PLEASE let me know.)
SYSTEMS ABUSE : PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS
Child Protection Council. Feb. 1994
Level 14 , 447 Kent St. Sydney N.S.W. 2000 Australia. Phone: (02) 9286 7276