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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

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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.

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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."

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