Children, Care and Crime: Trauma and Transformation

Alison Gerard, Andrew McGrath, Emma Colvin, Annette Gainsford

This book examines the involvement of those with care experience in the criminal justice system in an Australian jurisdiction. The majority of children in care do not come into contact with the youth justice system. However, among children involved in the youth justice system, those with care experience are overrepresented. The authors focus on the process of colonialisation and criminalisation, rather than crime. 

Children, Care and Crime