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Where have all the young offenders gone? Examining changes in offending between two NSW birth cohorts

Payne, Jason; Brown, Rick; Broadhurst, Roderic


New South Wales (NSW), like Australia overall, has experienced a large decline in crime since 2000, yet little is known about its causes. This study explored this decline through a developmental criminology lens by examining two birth cohorts involving all those born in New South Wales in 1984 and 1994. Comparisons between cohorts showed that, by age 21, the proportion of the population that had come into contact with the criminal justice system had halved (-49%), with the largest declines...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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