version: UK | USA | International

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Edited by Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill

Part of the Research Highlights in Social Work series

Paperback: £19.99 / $36.95

2009, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-689-0, BIC 2: JKS JKSN

add to cart
  • description |
  • reviews |
  • contents |

How is the modern world shaping young people and youth crime? What impact is this having on the latest policies and practice? Are current youth justice services working? With contributions from leading researchers in the field, this book offers an insightful, scholarly and critical analysis of such key issues.

Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice.

Drawing on a wide range of high-quality research, this book will enrich the work of practitioners, managers, policy-makers, students and academics in social work, youth work, criminal justice and youth justice in the UK and beyond.

Blog posts

Fergus McNeill and Monica Barry on Youth Offending and Youth Justice

15 October 2009

"...the preoccupation with ‘youth’ is at the expense of ‘justice’. Too readily such systems exist or at least function so as to punish and to challenge individual young people rather than to question the extent to which the wider society is as much, if not more, to blame for the disadvantages they face."

People who bought this, also bought

Cover of Youth Justice and Child Protection

Youth Justice and Child Protection
Edited by Malcolm Hill, Andrew Lockyer and Fred Stone

Cover of Managing Children's Homes

Managing Children's Homes: Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations
Leslie Hicks, Ian Gibbs, Helen Weatherly and Sarah Byford

Cover of Leadership in Social Care

Leadership in Social Care
Edited by Zoë van Zwanenberg