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Criminal Litigation

Criminal Litigation (17th edn)

Lisa Mountford and Martin Hannibal
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date: 04 October 2022

p. 46324. Youth Justice—Introductionlocked

p. 46324. Youth Justice—Introductionlocked

  • Martin Hannibal
  •  and Lisa Mountford


This chapter discusses the following issues: the terminology of youth justice; the youth justice organisations; the meaning of parental responsibility; the principal aims of the youth justice system; the early diversion procedures to prevent further offending; the juvenile at the police station; the alternatives to prosecution; and the decision to charge.

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