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The use of police cautions and youth justice conferences in NSW in 2010.

Moore, Elizabeth
June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief. Issue Paper no. 73. NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics Research.

Overall, the results were in the expected direction when the hierarchy of sanctions under the YOA are
considered (i.e. from police caution to YJC to proven court appearance). Very few young people in this cohort
received more than three police cautions and/or YJCs. Additionally, no young person was given a YJC for homicide
related offences that are excluded under the Young Offenders Act 1997 (YOA). Juvenile offenders, however, were
much more likely to receive a caution or be referred to court than to be referred to a Youth Justice Conference. (excerpt)


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