Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

Australia's Children's Courts Today and Tomorrow

Editors: Sheehan, Rosemary, Borowski, Allan (Eds.)

  • Only book currently available on the Children’s Court
  • An exploration of the welfare and justice approaches to resolving care and protection and youth offending cases that are before the courts
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About this book

The Children’s Court is one of society’s most important social institutions. At the same time, it is steeped in controversy. This is in large measure due to the persistence and complexity of the problems with which it deals, namely, juvenile crime and child abuse and neglect. Despite the importance of the Children’s Court as a means of holding young people accountable for their anti-social behaviour and parents for the care of their children, it has not been the subject of close study. Certainly it has not been previously studied nationally. This book, an edited collection, is based on the findings of study that spanned the six States and two Territories of Australia. The study sought to examine the current challenges faced by the Children’s Court and to identify desirable and feasible directions for reform in each State and Territory. A further unique feature of this study is that it canvassed the views of judges and magistrates who preside over this court.

About the authors

Allan Borowski is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne campus, Victoria 3086. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia a member of the Research Panel, Criminology Research Council. Rosemary Sheehan is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, Monash University, Victoria; she holds a Governor-in-Council appointment to the Children’s Court of Victoria to conduct alternative dispute resolution conferences and is a member of the Victorian Child Death Review Committee.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Australia’s Children’s Courts – The Study and Its Context

    Sheehan, Rosemary

    Pages 1-6

  • The Childrens Court in the Australian Capital Territory

    Camilleri, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 9-26

  • The Children’s Court in New South Wales

    Fernandez, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 27-44

  • Youth Justice, Child Protection and the Role of the Youth Courts in the Northern Territory

    West, Deborah (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • The Children’s Court in Queensland: Where to from Here?

    Tilbury, Clare (et al.)

    Pages 65-83

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australia's Children's Courts Today and Tomorrow
Editors
  • Rosemary Sheehan
  • Allan Borowski
Series Title
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5928-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5928-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5927-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9470-2
Series ISSN
1879-5196
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 216
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