Thesis / Dissertation

The Children's Court: Implications of a New Jurisdiction

Jennifer Marie Anderson, Ann Genovese (ed.)

Published : 2021


This thesis examines the establishment of the Children’s Court of Victoria (1906) in the context of a perceived ‘youth crisis’ in early twentieth-century Melbourne. It focuses on the limits of law in responding to structural disadvantage and highlights how law can serve as a distraction, rather than a solution, to longstanding social problems.

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