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The Juvenile Conundrum – Ireland’s Responses to Youth Offending

Griffin, Diarmuid
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) C.O.L.R. (Cork Online Law Review) 3rd edition: XII. Downloaded 1 April 2005.

This essay examines Ireland’s treatment of juvenile offenders within the legal system. Legislation in the form of the Children Act 2001 (hereafter the ‘Act’) provides for drastic reform of the juvenile justice system, yet the procrastination in the implementation of the Act, and the provisions of the Act itself, raise questions of Ireland’s treatment of an increasingly stigmatised sector of society. (excerpt)


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