who is driving the growth of juvenile crime?

In the past few years, burglary and carjacking cases have occupied the headlines of local news media in various Australian states almost every day. Especially in Melbourne, high-frequency juvenile delinquency has made Melbourne, known as the "most livable city in the world," lost its luster.


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The Pitch

Juvenile delinquency has always been one of the major concerns of all countries, especially Australia. According to the data released by the Australian Institute of Criminology, 15-19-year-olds are the most dangerous group in Australia, with the highest rate of violent crime. Meanwhile, in 2012, an average of more than 1,000 Australian teenagers was detained each day between April and June, according to the report released Thursday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). For many of the fighting, robberies, kidnappings and sexual assaults in Australia, teenagers make up a large proportion of the main offenders, and 17-year-olds are the number one offenders. Thus, this pitching will further explore the reasons behind this issue around the theme of juvenile delinquency and puts forward some feasible solutions.

The Narrative Feature

This feature story will combine interviews with relevant authorities and data from authoritative institutions to explore the underlying causes behind juvenile delinquency. I If conditions permit, it is necessary to find a few teenagers who have committed crimes and are released from prison after the end of their sentence. From their stories, including their families, their upbringing, and so on to try to develop and generalize the triggers that might lead to juvenile delinquency.

Ideal publication and target audience

Because juvenile delinquency is a problem that any family may need to consider or even face, the ideal publication of this news needs to have a certain number of subscribers and a considerable influence. Besides, Considering that people who are more interested in the issue of juvenile delinquency can be roughly divided into the following categories:
1. A person engaged in occupations related to home education; for example, an education scholar
2. Parents
3. Criminologist
4. Elite
Therefore, this news also hopes to be published by specific online journals and magazines at the same time.
The example list of desired publication: Buzzfeed; The Conversation.

Information Sources

1. The suitable person to interview is crucial. If conditions allow, the initial tentative idea is to interview a series of relevant authorities and young people who have had relevant experiences.
The Example of Relevant Authorities:
1. The University of Sydney Law School: Professor Thomas Crofts and Murray Lee;
Research Direction: New technologies and crime/criminal justice institutions.
2. The manager of Juvenile Detention Centers in Australia: Sarah Hinchliffe.

2. Referring to relevant literature and data published by Australian authorities.
1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
2. Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC)
3. NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.


Multimedia, hypertext, and interactivity.

1. Placing photos of the interviewer during the interview;
2. Putting Related charts taken from reports issued by authoritative organizations in the news;
3. Setting a comment area at the bottom of the news allows viewers to exchange ideas;
4. Attaching news authors’ personal information, including contact emails;
5. Allowing readers to share this news link on facebook, twitter, and other social media.

About Pansy Fang 4 Articles
Studying in Sydney Uni Master of Media Practice For more information, please contact Pansy Fang wfan9343@uni.sydney.edu.au

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