Comparative Youth Penality Project

Event date: 
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 00:40 - Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:40

The Comparative Youth Penality Project (CYPP) is a new ARC Discovery Project comparing approaches to youth punishment, penal culture and practice in Australia, England and Wales. The Project is led by Professor Chris Cunneen (JCU), Professor Eileen Baldry (UNSW), Emeritus Professor David Brown (UNSW), Melanie Schwartz (UNSW) and Professor Barry Goldson (University of Liverpool).

The CYPP aims to analyse developments in the punishment of children and young people over the last 30 years. The Project will compare across four Australian jurisdictions - NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia - and internationally with England and Wales. This is the first in-depth analysis of Australian youth penality and the first comparative study of youth punishment between these jurisdictions.

The newly launched website can be found here: