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Juvenile offending: specialisation or versatility

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 108

Carlos Carcach and Simon Leverett
ISBN 0 642 24099 X ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, April 1999


Offence specialisation among juvenile offenders in New South Wales is examined by considering a number of questions. These include: do juvenile offenders tend to commit the same type of offence, or consistently switch between offences over the course of their offending careers; and do patterns of juvenile offending remain stable or change over a career?


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