Tag: Juvenile Offending


‘Sexting’ Laws in Victoria: Distinguishing Child Pornography from High-Tech Flirtation

Back when I was in primary school, our lunchtimes occasionally consisted of playing ‘kiss chasey’ – a game of tag by mode of kissing. I was never the popular kid in the schoolyard and on the rare occasion where I had been kissed or selected to start the game I remember most girls would run…


The Toxicity of Juvenile Imprisonment: Mandatory Sentencing in Victoria

It’s been five years since I completed work experience as a Youth Worker at the Juvenile Justice Centre, supervising male offenders between the ages of 15-20 in the Youth Training facility. Being exposed to the toxicity behind the prison walls made me appreciate why the Children’s Court is legislated to reserve incarceration as an absolute…