Journal article

The health of adolescents in detention: a global scoping review

Rohan Borschmann, Emilia Junca, Annie Carter, Massa Willoughby, Nathan Hughes, Kathryn Snow, Emily Stockings, Nicole TM Hill, Jane Hocking, Alexander Love, George C Patton, Susan M Sawyer, Seena Fazel, Cheneal Puljevic, Jo Robinson, Stuart A Kinner

The Lancet Public Health | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Adolescents detained within the criminal justice system are affected by complex health problems, health-risk behaviours, and high rates of premature death. We did a global synthesis of the evidence regarding the health of this population. We searched Embase, PsycINFO, Education Resources Information Center, PubMed, Web of Science, CINCH, Global Health, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Campbell Library, the National Criminal Justice Reference System Abstract database, and Google Scholar for peer-reviewed journal articles, including reviews, that reported the prevalence of at least one health outcome (physical, mental, sexual, infectious, and neurocognitive) in adolescents (age..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (Melbourne, Australia). RB is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (1104464). SF is supported by the Wellcome Trust (202836/Z/16/Z). SK is supported by the NHMRC (APP1078168). GCP is supported by an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellowship (1117873). JSH is supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (1137117). We thank Rakhi Vashishtha for her assistance with designing and conducting the initial literature search, title screening, and full-text reviewing.