Why are our most vulnerable children turning to crime?
Charles Sturt University (CSU) researchers have been awarded
a national grant to investigate why the Australian welfare and justice systems
are turning some of the most vulnerable children into criminals.
research group will interview magistrates and judges who deal with vulnerable
children to identify reasons for their involvement with the justice system and
investigate what can be done about the problem. The team will also review files
cases and observe current proceedings in Courts in the Central West, Central
Coast and Western Sydney regions in NSW.
project is funded by the Criminology Research Advisory Council through its
Criminology Research Grant program. A report is due to be published in 2018.