This text provides a clear and comprehensive outline of key theoretical debates and legislation applicable to youth crime, links are made to broader narratives of childhood and adolescence with a thorough exploration of tensions, conflicts and dilemmas in policy and practice. A brilliant text for a youth justice module. It provides an accessible and engaging outline of youth crime in shifting cultural and historical contexts. Now I just need a 4th edition to bring it up to date.
Still the authoritative text on the topic, but will there be a new edition soon?
Way too sociological for this course. I expect it would be very useful if teaching from a critical criminology perspective but it is anathema to a psychological approach.
This book provides a comprehensive and indispensable guide for those seeking to understand the historical developments, shifts, contradictions and dilemma's present within this area. This is an area that demands theoretical clarity and an appreciation of how this relates to the challenges of working within youth justice.
This impressive book places the subject within a broader examination of childhood and adolescence, making links with other elements of youth studies. Anyone serious about this subject should read this and keep it as a reference. Fantastic!
Really good book, with lots of easily digestable analysis, very helpful for a module about deviance.
This is an essential text book for any student with an intrest in youth justice. The book covers everything from hsitorical perspective to comapartive and international youth justice. The book also covers sociological perspectives as well as using current information and data to then discuss current government policy and law.
John Muncie's Youth Crime is an excellent resource with a good overview of a number of key themes including youth crime policy, theoretical debates, institutional experiments, and legislation.
A great text, covering all the main essential points the students need to know. Really liked the easy access 'boxes'. I would be happy to see a new edition sometime soon, as some material is now dated.
This is an excellent resource that provides a comprehensive overview of a number of key themes within this subject area. I would highly recommend this text to undergraduate students who are interested in this topic as a starting point from which to build their knowledge further.
A fantastic read, engaging from the first page right through to the last. I would highly recommend for anyone interested in Criminology who requires a comprehensive overview of the youth of todays attitude to crime and disorder.
Muncie has been around for years and on this offering, I hope he is around a lot longer. He is able to capture the contemporary debates well
John Muncie's Youth Crime gives a terrific, historically grounded, overview of youth crime policy, legislation, institutional experiments, and theoretical debates. For students of cultural studies his summary of approaches to youth cultures and subcultures usefully set these within the changing sociology of deviance supplying a genealogy to set beside the 'culture and society' tradition.
The students found this an engaging text and will use it will level 2 and level 3 students
This is an excellent text and this third edition is welcomed. I will recommend it to probation students re. youth justice but also in terms of learning about criminological theory.
This is an excellent text that we recommend to our students as additional reading for all and essential for those who are completing projects where this is particularly relevant.
A great book that covers all the posts for Youth Offending Course
An excellent book, clear and comprehensive
Comprehensive yet accessible, an authoritative book on this subject, perfect for the course's program.
interesting and readable text to introduce students to issues around youth and crime
An excellent reference to youth and crime in contemporary society. This will be a key reading for students to gain a deeper understanding of the place of youth within the CJS