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Youth Justice and Child Protection

Youth Justice and Child Protection

Edited by Malcolm Hill, Andrew Lockyer and Fred Stone

Paperback: £25.00 / $42.95

2006, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-279-3, BIC 2: JKSN JKSB1 JKVQ2

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This book is an examination of recent developments in the areas of youth justice and child protection. It investigates how well young people and the societies in which they live are served by judicial and service systems. Consideration is given to those in care - in young offenders' institutions, foster families and residential homes - as well as those living with their families.

A broad range of international experts discuss the largely segregated youth justice and children's legal and service systems in England and Wales, other parts of Western Europe and the US, and compare these with Scotland's integrated system. The implications of these arrangements are considered for the rights of children and parents on the one hand and society on the other. The contributors also provide insights into the rationale for current and proposed policies, as well as the efficacy of different systems.

This book will be an important reference for policy-makers, social workers, lawyers, magistrates and equivalent decision makers, health professionals, carers, and all those working in youth justice and child protection. It is highly relevant for academics and students interested in children, citizenship, youth crime, child welfare and state-family relations.

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