Young Offenders on Community Orders

Health, Welfare and Criminogenic Needs

Diana T Kenny and Paul K Nelson

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Format: paperback
242 pages
ISBN: 9780980411706

Publication: 29 Apr 2008

Publisher: Sydney University Press

Offending behaviour in childhood is a significant predictor of subsequent offending, offending in adulthood and chronic offending. Intervention provided at an early age and stage of offending is more effective than that provided later in the offending history. This research aimed to advance understanding of juvenile crime, its health and substance abuse patterns, cognitive correlates and offence trajectories, thereby facilitating effective policies and practices to reduce recidivism, improve health and create prosocial alternatives for young Australians at risk of a criminal career.

Dianna T. Kenny is a professor of psychology at the University of Sydney.

Paul K. Nelson is a senior researcher at the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

List of abbreviations
Executive summary

  1. Method
  2. Demographics
  3. Physical health
  4. Sexual health
  5. Lifestyle
  6. Cognitive ability
  7. Mental health
  8. Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use

Appendix 1: questionnaire
Appendix 2: publications and presentations

Format: paperback
Size: 297 × 210 × 15 mm
242 pages
154 colour tables and 51 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9780980411706
Publication: 29 Apr 2008