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Review of 'Laying Down the Criminal Law : A Handbook for Youth Workers' by J. Wright and L. Hoyer


Dwyer, AE, Review of 'Laying Down the Criminal Law : A Handbook for Youth Workers' by J. Wright and L. Hoyer, Youth Studies Australia, 30, (1) pp. 6. ISSN 1839-4914 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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This third edition of Laying down the criminal law: A handbook for youth workers is essential to understanding young people’s experiences with criminal justice in Queensland. The text comprises detailed scenarios of situations where a young person would have contact with the system, and young people ‘in trouble’ (for example, being excluded from school). The text discusses how workers support the young person in talking to police, going to court, or being a victim of crime. One scenario notes how a youth worker responds to 15 year old Stephen staying at a youth shelter after leaving home and having contact with police. Scenarios are supplemented with information about confidentiality and negligence, and how workers consider these concepts supporting young people...

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Community services
Objective Field:Children's services and childcare
UTAS Author:Dwyer, AE (Dr Angela Dwyer)
ID Code:107095
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2016-03-04
Last Modified:2016-03-04

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