Source: (2010) Trends and Issues in crime and justice. No. 390.
This study aimed to contribute to the
emerging literature examining disparity
in the use of police diversion and whether
the impact of police diversion on re-contact
varies based on Indigenous status. The
study addressed three research questions:
â€¢ What proportion of Indigenous and
non-Indigenous young people had
contact with the juvenile justice system
and what was the extent of this contact?
â€¢ What processes were used to respond
to offending by Indigenous and non-
Indigenous young people and was there
disparity based on Indigenous status?
â€¢ What impact did police diversion have on
re-contact with the juvenile justice system
for Indigenous and non-Indigenous young
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