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Senior: 11 & 12: Unit 1: Juvenile Offenders

The Task

THE TASK

Create an inquiry report which explains the nature and scope of the legal issue related to the punishment and sentencing of juvenile offenders in Queenslanders.

Obtain expert stakeholder viewpoints to analyse whether the current strategy surrounding youth justice is working and/or whether changes ought to be made.

Use the analysis to evaluate two legal alternatives to the current system and make a recommendation with regard to whether one or both proposed changes ought to be included to enhance the fairness and equity of sentencing for such crimes and to better reflect the community expectations.

Legislation

SUPPORT FOR YOUTH JUSTICE REFORM

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Youth Crime - Ebook

Useful Vocabulary for Persuasive Writing

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Useful Databases

Advanced Web Searching Tips

1. Use 'Ctrl F' (Control + Find) to search for particular terms easily in a long document, whether from a website or a database article.

2.  Use a Boolean command - put double inverted commas around phrases to limit and improve your results eg "energy drinks problems".

3. Use filetype:pdf to search in Google for only pdf articles - "plastic pollution" filetype:pdf - will force Google to return results on plastic pollution which are only pdf articles (PDFs are great sources sometimes deeply buried in Google results and remain unseen).

4. Use a Google domain command eg site:edu OR site:gov to limit results to a CERTAIN DOMAIN such as education or government eg biodiesel site:edu

5.  To check the authority of a website when it is not clear who the author / authority is, go to the end of the URL in the Google search box, cut back to the first forward slash (/) and hit 'Enter'. This will take you to the Home Page of the website, and you can see the full name of the source.

6. Use a Google command to limit results to the MOST RECENT: After you get your results, choose the Google Menu Bar, and choose 'Tools'. Then on the far left, at the drop-down menu next to 'Any Time', you can choose 'Within the last year' (or less, if you prefer), but generally, you can choose 'Custom Range' at the bottom, as often the last 3 years would be sufficient for a recent search.