Assessment 4, MKT563 201930
Student ID: 11664109
Charles Sturt University
About this Model:
This balancing structure loop model visualises the various factors that can affect the youth of Bourke, NSW. High crime rates have severely affected this LGA in previous years, however the introduction of a new program is proving to be an effective limiter for young offenders. This new Community Reinvestment program is proving to not only have positive impacts on the youth of Bourke, but is also saving the region a lot of money. This in turn allows for investment back into local community programs, that would have otherwise gone towards judicial processes.
Based on 2016 Census data:
Bourke Population: 3000
Indigenous persons: 1000
Youth*: 669 or 21%
*For the purposes of this model, “youth” is classified as members of the population under 25 years of age.
Results of reinvestment program:
38% reduction in charges across the top five juvenile offence categories
31% increase in year 12 student retention rates
27% reduction in bail breaches by juveniles
Youth Crime rates in Australia as of 2016: 3.33%
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Justice Reinvestment Project. Retrieved from
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Breakthrough at Bourke. Retrieved from
Thompson, G., McGregor, L., Davies, A.,
(2016). ABC Four Corners. Backing Bourke: How a radical new approach is saving
young people from a life of crime. Retrieved from