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Beyond the ‘three dogmas of juvenile justice’: A response to Weatherburn, McGrath, and Bartels.

Richards, Kelly
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) UNSW Law Journal. 36(3): 839-862.

This article is divided into three parts. Part II critically examines each of the
three assumptions about youth justice identified by Weatherburn, McGrath and
Bartels, and the authors’ claim that these assumptions are ‘so widely accepted
and so rarely challenged they might fairly be described as dogmas’.7 Part III
considers whether these three assumptions can be fairly viewed as ‘the pillars on
which juvenile justice policy in Australia currently rests’ as Weatherburn,
McGrath and Bartels suggest. Part IV considers the way forward for youth
justice policy in Australia. (excerpt)


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