Bill Potts on Rising Youth Crime
One of Australia’s eminent criminal lawyers Bill Potts sought out by the media to comment on what would seem to be rising youth crime and the conversation that has prompted interest in the reform of youth justice.
The Palaszczuk government announced reforms to the Youth Justice legislation on Tuesday 9 February 2021. The reforms would see high recidivist risk youth offenders aged 16 and 17 required to be fitted with electronic monitoring devices (GPS trackers), a presumption against bail for reoffending youth offenders of serious crimes and seek assurances from parents of the youth offenders that the young people will comply with bail before the child is released.
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