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‘It's all about the Benjamins’: Infringement notices and young people in New South Wales

‘It's all about the Benjamins’: Infringement notices and young people in New South Wales This article provides a brief analysis of the place, role and purpose of monetary penalties and their theoretical underpinnings. Against this critique of financial penalties and the revenue ('the Benjamins')1 that flows from penalty infringement notices, the article examines the six-fold growth in penalty infringement notices2 issued to children and young people in NSW between 1998 and 2013. It outlines the disproportionate impact of monetary penalties on them and the increasing displacement of diversionary options, raising questions about the appropriateness of issuing infringement notices to children and young people. This article also addresses positive developments in relation to children and young people, including the introduction of Work and Development Orders (WDOs) in NSW. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alternative Law Journal SAGE

‘It's all about the Benjamins’: Infringement notices and young people in New South Wales

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2017
ISSN
1037-969X
eISSN
2398-9084
DOI
10.1177/1037969X17732703
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Abstract

This article provides a brief analysis of the place, role and purpose of monetary penalties and their theoretical underpinnings. Against this critique of financial penalties and the revenue ('the Benjamins')1 that flows from penalty infringement notices, the article examines the six-fold growth in penalty infringement notices2 issued to children and young people in NSW between 1998 and 2013. It outlines the disproportionate impact of monetary penalties on them and the increasing displacement of diversionary options, raising questions about the appropriateness of issuing infringement notices to children and young people. This article also addresses positive developments in relation to children and young people, including the introduction of Work and Development Orders (WDOs) in NSW.

Journal

Alternative Law JournalSAGE

Published: Dec 1, 2017

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