The exacerbation of vulnerability: the intersection of bail, homelessness and care in the NSW Children's Court

Emma Colvin, Kath McFarlane, Alison Gerard, Andrew McGrath

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The Exacerbation of Vulnerability: the Intersection of Bail, Homelessness and Care in the NSW Children's Court - Children in state care, Young People Crime and Justice Dr Emma Colvin, Dr Kath McFarlane, Associate Professor Alison Gerard, Dr Andrew McGrathThis paper presents findings from a Criminology Research Council funded project into the criminalisation of children in state care. A significant finding was the way in which the issues of bail, care and homelessness intersected resulting in care experienced children spending time on remand for lack of appropriate, safe accommodation. Utilising innovative mixed methods comprising observations in the NSW Children's Court, analysis of court files, and interviews with practitioners, this study offers a comprehensive and contextualised understanding of how processes that have been put in place to protect children, actually exacerbate the disadvantage and vulnerability of children.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-1
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventANZSOC 2018 - The Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminologists: Encountering Crime: Doing Justice - Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Conference

ConferenceANZSOC 2018 - The Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminologists
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period4/12/187/12/18

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Colvin, E., McFarlane, K., Gerard, A., & McGrath, A. (2018). The exacerbation of vulnerability: the intersection of bail, homelessness and care in the NSW Children's Court. 1-1. Abstract from ANZSOC 2018 - The Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminologists, Melbourne, Australia.