A Comparative Analysis of the Risk Profiles of Australian Young Offenders From Rural and Urban Communities

Authors: Luke Butcher, Andrew Day, Debra Miles, and Garry Kidd   Background Australian young people from rural areas, particularly Aboriginal young people, are overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Apart from broad evidence regarding the entrenched social disadvantages experienced by young people in rural communities, the literature is limited in describing why this might be…