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Listed under:  Society  >  Citizenship  >  Law  >  Jurisdiction  >  Juvenile justice system

'Underground cells, Point Puer', c1911-15

This is a sepia-toned black-and-white photograph (3.4 cm x 8.6 cm) showing the entrance to two cells of the former Point Puer Boys' Prison in Tasmania. The entrances are brick archways built into the side of a hill and are surrounded by bushland; there are numerous trees behind the brick structures. Text at the base of ...


Yolngu Boy, 2000: Three friends reunited

This clip shows three teenage Yolngu boys, Lorrpu (John Sebastian Pilakui), Milika (Nathan Daniels) and Botj (Sean Mununggurr), all of whom live in north-eastern Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The clip opens with Lorrpu dreaming about the first initiation ceremony the three friends were involved in as young boys. ...


Facing the Demons, 1999: Senseless murder

This clip shows aspects of the restorative justice process in Australia. It opens with a slow pan of a room that has chairs arranged in a circle, ready for a restorative justice conference. It then shows Senior Sergeant Terry O'Connell explaining the purpose and process involved in restorative justice and its links with ...


Catalyst - Teen Brain, 2005: Up against the law

This clip shows the implications of research findings on teenage brain development, particularly for the criminal justice system. It begins with a re-enactment of 18-year-old Monica stealing a car without thinking of the consequences, followed by brain development researcher Dr Stephen Wood explaining that the brain's capacity ...