The need to address the victimisation of children in care before they become offenders

Maxwell, Maureen (2012) The need to address the victimisation of children in care before they become offenders. GSTF International Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 1 (1). ISSN 2251-2853

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Young people who come into out of home care in Australia represent a very vulnerable group as evidenced by their over representation in the criminal justice system and mental health statistics. They are disadvantaged just by coming into state care as children entering state care have already experienced maltreatment in its various forms and the literature supports the view that while not all maltreated children are traumatised, many are.

Keywords:children in care, developmental trauma, criminal behaviour, bmjdoi
Subjects:L Social studies > L520 Child Care
L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:4948
Deposited On:15 Mar 2012 17:31

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