Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in NSW

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in NSW

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in NSW.  4th ed Cover

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in New South Wales was written by Jane Sanders and produced as an ongoing project of Macquarie Legal Centre in partnership with Shopfront Youth Legal Centre. It is a guide to the criminal justice system in NSW as it is faced by young people, both under and over 18. It goes through each stage of the process, from first contact with police to completion of court orders, and pays special attention on how youth workers can best support clients involved with the system.

About the author

Jane Sanders, the lead author and an accredited criminal law specialist, is principal solicitor at the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre in Sydney and recipient of the 2008 Justice Medal.


 

Chapters

Chapter six

Arrest and warrants

Arrest - use of force - tasers - resisting arrest - warrants.

Chapter seven

At the police station

Your rights in police custody - fingerprints and photos - forensic procedures - alleged offences.

Chapter eight

Police questioning

Do you have to answers questions? - your rights during questioning - questioning under 18s - adult support person in interviews.

Chapter nine

Complaints and cooperation

What is appropriate police behaviour? - illegal or improper police behaviour - complaining to the Ombudsman - taking legal action against police.

Chapter ten

Security guards

Powers of security guards - citizen's arrest - powers in privately-owned places - can a security guard take your photo? - complaining about security guards.

Disclaimer: 

Youth justice: your guide to cops and court in New South Wales 4th edition by Macquarie Legal Centre and Jane Sanders. Published by Federation Press 2010. © Macquarie Legal Centre 2010.

The information in this resource is intended as a guide to the law and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice.