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Impact of Police Response to Young Offenders


This is a report written for the New Zealand Police in 2005 by Gabrielle Maxwell and Judy Paulin. Approximately three quarters of young people coming to Police Attention in New Zealand for offending are being dealt with by diversion. It has been suggested that the effectiveness of the youth justice system in responding appropriately to offending by young people stems as much from the use of warnings and diversionary plans (or alternative actions as this is sometimes known) as it does from the use of family group conferences (FGCs) and courts. This study presents evidence on the extent to which this is the case.


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