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Youth Justice

Youth Justice
Local and Global

April 2023 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This textbook links theory to policy and practice and takes a comparative, international focus on current issues, making it vital reading for any student of Youth Justice.

The authors draw on examples from Belgium, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand and US – as well as the UK, and include both well founded research and their own personal practical experiences.

Comprehensive learning features include:

chapter objectives,

case studies with questions for reflection,

a glossary of key terms

Youth Offending And The Subject Of Youth Justice
Explaining Youth Crime
Responses To Youth Offending
Comparative Youth Justice
Comparative Youth Justice In The United Kingdom
Trends In Youth Justice
Youth Justice Subjects
Youth Justice And Intersecting Systems
Taking Account Of The Views Of Children And Young People

This is a very good introduction to the core issues surrounding youth justice. Any student wishing to do a dissertation around YJ will be asked to read this book.

Miss Nicola Collett
Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University
August 8, 2023

Fantastic resource and will be recommending this is read by all students interested in the youth justice system. Very accessible but also comprehensive.

Mr Ross Gibson
Accounting, Strathclyde University
July 5, 2023

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 7- Trends in Youth Justice

Nicola Carr

Nicola is a Professor in Criminology in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Nottingham. Prior to becoming an academic Nicola worked as a Probation Officer seconded to a Youth Offending Team in London. Nicola has researched widely on aspects of youth justice and children and young people’s experiences of youth justice and wider institutions.   She is editor of the Probation Journal, an editorial board member of Youth Justice, the British Journal of Criminology and the Irish Probation Journal. More About Author

Roger Smith

Roger Smith is Professor of Social Work at Durham University. His career has spanned practice, policy development, and research and education, and in all these roles he has had extensive experience of the youth justice. As a practitioner, he worked in the pioneering diversion scheme in Northamptonshire; in his policy role with The Children’s Society, he contributed to a series of campaigns to end the use of penal custody for children; and as an academic, he has researched and written widely on the subject of the youth justice system, youth justice practice, and models of intervention which really do deliver justice for young people. More About Author

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