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Access to Youth Justice in New Zealand: “The Very Good, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”

Becroft, Andrew
June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Auckland University Law Review. 18:23-35.

This paper now turns to the question of whether New Zealand’s youth
justice system is one that ensures access to justice for young people. It is also
pertinent to examine whether the system is one that promotes access to justice
for families of young offenders and for victims. Discussion is grouped around
the following headings: a separate, youth-focused, victim-aware system (the
very good), ten factors that promote access to youth justice (the good), three
factors that restrict access to youth justice (the bad), and three areas in which
access to youth justice is denied (the ugly). (excerpt)


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