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Public space: A rights-based approach

Copeland, A.ORCID: 0000-0001-9383-9486 (2004) Public space: A rights-based approach. Youth Studies Australia, 23 (3). pp. 40-45.


This paper seeks to examine the legality of young people being moved on from spaces that are a mix of private and public. Every day, young people, youth workers and security guards grapple with this issue; this is hardly surprising as the legal position is complex and unclear. It is an area that engages both civil and criminal law, but with little indication where one might end and the other start. It is also an area of law that struggles with the differences between public and private property, with little or no acknowledgment that these particular spaces may have the characteristics of both.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Law
Publisher: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Copyright: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies, University of Tasmania
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