Alcohol has long been identified as the key problem in Alice Springs crime - and bans and policing its primary solutions. But that is far too simplistic, which is why is hasn’t worked.
Bail hearings are underway for the eight teenage girls charged in the murder of a man in Toronto.
Eight teen girls are charged in the stabbing death of a homeless man in Toronto. Research shows that jurors tend to respond when the perpetrator of a crime is or appears to be younger.
We interviewed 50 children between the ages of 11 and 17 years who told us why they stole, what they stole, and how they learned how to burgle.
In New Zealand, you can be considered capable of criminal intent from the age of ten. But this is young by international standards, and many believe reform is overdue.
Raising the age is a response that removes responsibility for poor behaviour, but doesn’t necessarily address the causes underlying youth crimes.
The Northern Territory’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre.
Do we want to punish some of the most vulnerable young people in the community, or do we want to reduce re-offending? The Northern Territory’s proposed youth justice reforms suggest the former.
The Queensland opposition wants an 8pm curfew for children under 14 and 10pm for those under 17, in Townsville and Cairns.
Decriminalization of simple drug possession would treat drug use as a health issue, not a criminal justice issue.
Young people often swallow any drugs they have on them when they encounter police, risking overdose to avoid a drug possession charge.
A demonstrator heads to an anti-violence protest in Chicago, which has struggled with gun violence for decades, July 7, 2018.
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Gun violence has killed hundreds of Americans, including kids, this summer. There are proven ways to bring peace to city streets, says an expert in violence prevention – but someone has to pay for it.
European football leagues’ popularity and increased internet access make football betting attractive among young people in Nigeria.
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What needs attention is the lack of opportunity that drives sports betting.
Canada needs to address the problems facing what are known as crossover youth.
The federal government should create a federal child and youth advocate — a children’s commissioner — in order to help Canada’s crossover youth.
An estimated 85% of bushfires are lit by humans.
Australia devotes countless resources to fighting bushfires, but precious little to examining the main cause - humans.
Lifelong anonymity orders are a rare and exceptional interference with freedom of expression.
Stop and search and other police tactics cannot address the complicated social problems that are linked to knife crime.
Slang: sometimes difficult to decipher.
The relationship between street slang used by young people and secret codes deployed by gang members is not always straightforward.
This photo from May 2018 shows Cyntoia Brown at her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. On Jan. 7, 2019, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted executive clemency to Brown, serving a life sentence for a murder that happened after she was forced into sex work.
(Lacy Atkins /The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
Cyntoia Brown has been granted clemency for killing a man when she was a teenager and forced into the sex trade. The case showed why the justice system must stop punishing women for defending themselves.
Why is the age of criminal responsibility in the UK the lowest in the European Union?
If the UK is to break the cycle of reoffending, it needs to meet the basic needs of young people in prison and respect the basic human right of adequate nutrition.
There are no easy answers when it comes to tackling knife crime but young people must be at the centre of any possible solution.
Victoria is introducing legislation to require young criminal offenders to wear electronic tracking devices.
Politicians like to appear tough on crime in election years. But Victoria’s move to require youth offenders to wear electronic monitoring devices may not have a real impact.