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When a kid breaks the law there’s so much more going on below the surface

We must recognise the link between mental conditions and youth crime

  • Anonymous
  • The Guardian

The Kimberley is an exceptionally beautiful part of the continent.

None of its natural splendour can be seen in one of the region’s courtrooms, however.

The only noteworthy feature is the Western Australian coat of arms, with its iconic black swan and kangaroo paw.

Opposite the magistrate’s chair sits a wide screen television, used in part to reach young offenders via video link.

This screen streams in young people from the state’s sole juvenile detention centre, which has the misleadingly cheerful name of…

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