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John Muncie is a leading international researcher in the related fields of youth criminology and youth justice studies and the fourth edition of Youth and Crime goes a long way towards setting the agenda. The unique balance between authoritative scholarship and accessibility makes the book a vital resource for researcher, teacher and student alike. In fact, it is almost impossible to imagine engaging with the study of young people, crime and criminalisation without reading the fourth and comprehensively updated edition of Muncie’s remarkable text.
The new edition of John Muncie's Youth and Crime succeeds in the difficult job of improving an already outstanding textbook. Indeed, this hardly does it justice for Youth and Crime not only does what one would expect a first rate textbook to do – provide comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date material for students – but offers so much more. It provides a grounded theoretical and empirical account of the enormous changes that have occurred in the ways in which we understand and respond to young people using the machinery of criminal justice.
The module introduces students to issues surrounding youth crime and youth justice in relation to the English and Welsh youth justice system.The book provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of the youth crime and the youth justice system, which will help stimulate students learning on the course.
An excellent text that I use to support a pathway of option modules on a sports-based degree programme.
This book provides excellent examples of critical analysis on issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, and child trafficking.
Of significant benefit are the companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.
still the best book for students studying the issues
A comprehensive text book that provides fantastic resources for learners. Includes contemporary debates on youth crime and justice
The book continue to remain relevant, clearly written and updated with relevant materials.
Great resource, particuarly at level 5. Well written and accessible for students and staff.
remains the essential introduction to this field in my opinion
Fabulous - a comprehensive exploration of up-to-date and relevant issues, backed up by a thorough bibliography, useful glossary and detailed charts and figures. Not only does it explain historical changes in legislation but also delves deeply into the concept of childhood, the changing aspects of welfare, labelling and the parameters of societal views, and much more. It uses recent cases to explore assumptions in a way that will stimulate student interest, particularly in the chapters which explore media representations of crime and of the influence of youth culture.
This text is excellent and will support the foundation degree working with youn gpeople with barriers to progression - a real insight into young people and crime
Updated and revised, Muncie remains valid within this field.
Excellent - a useful update on the earlier edition
Altjough my module is sociological rather than focused on youth justice, Muncie's work provides solid and well argued background understanding of young people and their treatment in society.
This book presents an excellent review of one of the most important areas of Criminology: youth crime. The relation established by this book between the criminological theory and the special characteristics of this type of crime is very interesting. And those chapters related to Criminal Politics and the strategies for its prevention and formal control are even more interesting (and unusual).
Excellent overview of the subject - very accessible and comprehensive. The essential book for students studying this topic on our degree courses
This book is excellent. It is without a doubt essential reading for anyone studying youth criminology!
The new edition of John Muncie's Youth and Crime provides an excellent update to text that is all ready very well regarded, and is especially popular with students. It contains comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date material for learners on my Youth Justice module. I would just like to see some content added to the companion website!
Essential resource for students of criminology & criminal justice system - comprehensive and up-to-date review of developments and research.