Disadvantaged groups – the Law in practice
Children and young people in the justice system
Provide background, definitions and a description
Outline the legal response
Outline the non legal response
Evaluate the effectiveness of this response by researching relevant legislation, cases and media articles.
Chapter 7 is Children and Young people
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Find reports and statistics on juvenile crime
Australian Institute of Criminology
Find information about young offenders
NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research [external website]
Look for Children, juveniles and young people
ABC The law report [external website]
Search for young offenders
Language of evaluation/judgement
Use Citemaker for your bibliography
The legal response
Use this site to find all NSW legislation
Young offenders Act 1997 (NSW)
Indigenous Law Resources
The AustLII database has a timeline of legal developments that have affected Indigenous Australians. The timeline includes case law, legislation, treaties, and other legal and political documents which have affected Indigenous people’s rights in Australia.
Law and Justice foundation of NSW
The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW provides up-to-date legislation, court lists and legal judgements from the Australian court system. It is the Web-site commonly used by lawyers for researching cases and legal judgements.
Find cases from NSW courts and tribunals.
Find inquests into deaths, fires or explosions by clicking on the ‘Coronial findings’ tab.