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Youth crime: Sack judges, asks 1Territory

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The problem can be rectified by the present Labor Government taking a tougher stance by amending the Bail Act and the Sentencing Act and maybe even the Criminal Code, write 1 Territory president BRAEDON EARLEY (pictured) and vice-president SUE FRASER-ADAMS.

 

Centralian Citizen of the Year 'sells the message' on Alice

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Receiving her award at the Town Council last night, Andrea Mason described Alice Springs as “Australia’s little secret”. KIERAN FINNANE reports on this and other council business.

Boys in early teens on 153 criminal charges

Property crimes in residences and businesses keep courts, police on the hop.

Time for action to forestall juvenile crime spree

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As our warmer months return so will the crime and anti-social behaviour. The Chief Minister needs to sign off on the funding that he promised to get at least some youth services restored in Alice Springs, writes Chansey Paech (pictured), Alice Springs Town Councillor.

 

Tall poppies don’t thrive in the Red Centre

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As in summers past, the question now being asked is why are there teenagers running amok? Even, horror of horrors, young teenage girls!

 

Attempted car-jackings by youths – Lawrie

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Locals are telling me the last few weeks have been particularly bad for youth-related crime and anti-social behaviour in Alice Springs, writes Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie.

 

'No evidence that curfews reduce crime" – Jodeen Carney's Youth Justice Review

It costs about $200,000 per year to lock a young person up. 

It costs about $83,000 per year to care for a young person.

 

The Youth Justice Review released by the Territory Government this
week rejects the notion of a youth curfew, finding "no evidence that
curfews are effective in reducing crime". This conclusion obviously
applies to blanket curfews as the review notes that Apart from the
courts already have the power to impose curfews on individual
offenders.

The review was conducted by a team chaired by former Country Liberal
MLA and Opposition Leader Jodeen Carney, who has a legal background, and
included a lawyer, a legal research officer and a number of project
officers.

Will the conclusion of the review be enough to put the youth curfew
notion to bed? Probably not, for as the review notes, public perceptions
of youth crime are "somewhat different" to the facts: that the numbers
of offenders are "relatively low" as is the nature of their offending.
However, the review acknowledges that youth crime is on the increase,
with more apprehension, more matters coming before the court and more
young people being held in detention, more often on remand that serving
sentences. KIERAN FINNANE reports. 

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