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The health of young people in the youth justice system

  • Background and Aims

    The health of young people in the youth justice system: A global health is an international project of the Justice Health Group. The project takes the form of a series of three papers, which aim to review the health of adolescents who come into contact with the youth justice system globally. The first paper is a global scoping review that will describe the health of adolescents in detention. The second and third papers will review what is known about the health-related trajectories of adolescents who experience youth detention.

    Collaborators

    The health of young people in the youth justice system: A global health is being undertaken as a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the University of Sheffield.

    Funders

    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

    Key papers

    Borschmann R, Janca E, Carter A, Willoughby M, Hughes N, Snow K, et al. The health of adolescents in detention: a global scoping review. Lancet Public Health. 2020 Feb;5(2):e114-e26. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30217-8. Epub 2020 Jan 16. Full Text

    Hughes N, Ungar M, Fagan A, Murray J, Atilola O, Nichols K, et al. Health determinants of adolescent criminalisation. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020;4(2):151-62. Full Text

    Hughes, N., Sheahan, F., Williams, W. H., & Chitsabesan, P. (2020). Ensuring the rights of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities within child justice systems. The Lancet. Child & adolescent health4(2), Full 163–166. Full Text 

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    Key contact

    Chief investigator, Professor Stuart Kinner.