Young Offenders on Community Orders: Health, Welfare and Criminogenic Needs
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Submitted:Monday, 14 January 2013
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This unique book examines the characteristics of young offenders serving community orders and provides detailed comparisons with young offenders in custody and same-aged adolescents in the general population. It offers a wide-ranging assessment of their physical and mental health needs, cognitive function and educational
achievement and offence profiles that can inform treatment planning and service delivery. Departments of Juvenile Justice and Corrective Services around Australia and internationally, developmental and forensic psychologists and researchers will find this book an invaluable resource.


List of chapters

Ch. 1 Overview of research and research methods
Ch. 2 Demographics
Ch. 3 Physical Health
Ch. 4 Sexual health
Ch. 5 Lifestyle
Ch. 6 Cognitive ability
Ch. 7 Mental health
Ch. 8 Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use


P. Clifford Mills Monday, 14 January 2013
A valuable contribution to the academic literature on a subject pertinent to the prevailing judicial paradigm. Well done, Professor Kenny!

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