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Policing and Young People

Policing and Young People

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August 2011 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
An accessible and up to date introduction to the key theme of policing and young people. This text gives a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in working with young people as offenders, suspects, witnesses, victims and citizens. It looks at perceptions of the young, and the role of the media in the context of current debates around anti-social behaviour, gangs and the family. The impact of multi-agency approaches on the way that young people are dealt with by the police and other agencies is considered, and additional chapters discuss police discretion and ethics, and safeguarding vulnerable young people.
Introduction: Policing and Young People
Young People as Offenders and as Victims
Perceptions of Young People
Anti-Social Behaviour and Young People
Young People and the Criminal Justice System
Engaging with Young People
Young People as Suspects: The 'Appropriate Adult'
Young People as Witnesses
Safeguarding Children and Young People

A well structured and easy to read book. The book acknowledges that young people can be victims as well as offenders, a fact which is often overlooked or ignored in contemporary society. The various 'reflective' and 'practical' tasks help to develop an understanding of the text. A very useful addition to an excellent series of books.

Dr Mark Hawes
Ctr for Criminal Justice & Criminology, Swansea University
December 1, 2012

A series that would be useful for Level 3 or, at best, level 4 as it provides a foundation for study at degree level.

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
August 16, 2012

This book looks at perceptions of young people, and the role of the media in the context of current debates around anti-social behaviour, gangs and the family. The impact of multi-agency approaches on the way that young people are dealt with by the police and other agencies is considered.

Mr Bernard Sheridan
Department of Policing, Central Lancashire University
June 27, 2012

An easy to read, well laid out book, which looks at the often stereotypical view of young people and the issues surrounding working with them.

Miss Frances Jackson
Public Services, Peterborough Regional College
June 22, 2012

This book is at an introductory level and would be good for my students as a starting point on the topic. However, I would be expecting them to read more primary sources and so go beyond this one.

Dr Megan O'Neill
Sociology , Salford University
May 10, 2012

Some very useful chapters for use as debate starters and thought-provokers on the relationship between poor youths and children and police in a mass, urban, industrial consumer society.

Particularly liked the chapter on children as victims and offenders.

Mr Patrick Meehan
Social Work, Community and Mental Health, Canterbury Christ Church University
April 27, 2012

A helpful reference point

Mr Maurice Collins
Policing Department, Bucks New University
March 9, 2012

An excellent text for introducing students' to key concepts and perceptions relating to young people, their relationship to policing and the multi-agency responses to their behaviour (offending or otherwise)

Miss Sue Uttley-Evans
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department, Central Lancashire University
March 4, 2012

A good introduction to key issues in policing young people. I found the discussion points and group tasks particularly useful for seminars.

Dr Faye Cosgrove
Social Sciences - Policing, Sunderland University
December 19, 2011

Colin Rogers

Between 1974 and 2003 Colin Rogers was a police officer with South Wales Police, serving as a Constable, Sergeant and Inspector in a variety of uniformed and investigative roles. In 1998 he took up a part-time post as lecturer in Criminology at the University of Glamorgan, where he also completed his doctorate on partnership policing in 2002. On retiring from the police Dr Rogers was appointed Senior (now Principal) Lecturer in Police Sciences at Glamorgan. Since 2003 he has also been an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. He has published widely on policing and community safety. More About Author

Tim Read

Tim Read has been a Senior Lecturer in Police Science at the University of Glamorgan since 2007. Previously he was senior research consultant for Evidence Led Solutions, a research consultancy working in the community safety field. Between 2001 and the end of 2005 he was a senior lecturer in Community Safety and Crime Prevention at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Prior to taking up the post at UWE he worked for the Research and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office for over 8 years, starting as a research officer, ending as a principal research officer, conducting and managing research into the police. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780857254771