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Crash victims Kate Leadbetter and Matt Field, whose tragic deaths put the spotlight on Queensland's youth crime issues. (ABC photo)
SPECIAL REPORT

No more silver bullets: Why Qld remains vulnerable to getting youth crime wrong

Credible research continues to show that the ‘tougher’ authorities go on youth crime the worse the problem gets. So why do politicians of all persuasions  use this as their message to calm public anxiety? In the final part of our summer reading series on youth crime, Brad Cooper investigates.

 

SPECIAL REPORT

Born to be wild: The toxic recipe fuelling Queensland's youth violence explosion

From hooning to carjacking, smash and grab robberies to violent assaults and murder, the headlines in 2022 portrayed a State besieged by youths running wild; letting loose the tough talk from law makers, but suppressing any smart ideas in the mad panic to look in control. In a special series starting today, Brad Cooper looks at the origins of this burgeoning criminal generation.