Youth Crime, Youth Justice: An Expert Panel’s View

18 May 2017

On 15 May 2017, the Sentencing Advisory Council held ‘Youth Crime, Youth Justice’ as part of Law Week 2017.

Host and Sentencing Advisory Council Chair Professor Arie Freiberg led a distinguished panel through the story of ‘Michael’, a hypothetical case of a young offender.

The panel discussed the dynamics at play in sentencing Michael, drawing attention to the complex backgrounds of young offenders.

The panel encouraged the audience to look behind headlines such as ‘thug’ that the media use to describe young offenders.

Information about this event, including access to a recording, is available on our website.