This thesis examined the risk and protective factors associated with juvenile justice system contact from birth to 17 years of age in a cohort of Aboriginal children. A mixed-methods study design was used with the qualitative phase informing quantitative data analysis. Multivariate modelling identified a number of factors associated with an Aboriginal child's risk of juvenile justice contact. The strongest risk factors were being male, having a substantiated child abuse or neglect notification, mothers contact with adult corrective services, mothers age and mothers Aboriginality. Results highlight a strong trajectory from child protection services to Juvenile Justice and intergenerational offending.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||25 Oct 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|