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NSW Law Reform: Sanctions for Young Offenders?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Fletch Davidson, 16 July 2014.

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  1. Fletch Davidson

    16 July 2014
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    I'm writing an essay on Law Reform in relation to sanctions for young offenders. I'm having trouble finding past legislation before the Young Offenders Act (1997) (NSW). I need to see legislation that was found to be outdated and no- longer reflects societies' values and attitudes towards youth offfenders.. I've already looked into the Child Welfare Act (1939) and the Children’s (Criminal Proceedings) Act (1987) (NSW). Can anyone help me out? Thanks.
  2. DennisD

    DennisD Well-Known Member

    11 July 2014
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    From a research prspective, it probably makes sense to look for secondary materials first in order to get a solid overview before delving into primary materials, the actual legislation

    How progressed is your research/essay at this point?
  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

    28 April 2014
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    It is not really our custom here to provide homework help.
    But, since Hugh has departed from that custom
    (and made a suggestion I agree with*),
    here are a couple of links which you may find this useful.

    In particular, this:
    http://www.childrenscourt.lawlink.n...istory of the childrens court - blackmore.pdf

    * I agree with the suggestion of reading the secondary sources first,
    as a way to orient yourself to a principle text (the latter can be daunting).

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