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Youth and Crime

Fourth Edition

January 2015 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book provides you with the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of youth crime and youth justice available.

 

Keeping you abreast of contemporary debates, this fourth edition of Youth and Crime :

  • Includes updated chapters on youth crime discourse and data, youth victimology, youth and social policy, youth justice strategies and comparative and international youth justice, providing a critical analysis of issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, child trafficking, international children's rights and transnational policy transfer.
  • Covers numerous issues raised by the UK coalition government’s law and order and austerity policies including ages of criminal responsibility, the ‘rehabilitation revolution’, ‘troubled families’, abolition of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs), initiatives in gangs, gun and knife crime, responses to the August 2011 riots, prospects for restorative justice and reductions in child imprisonment.
  • Keeps you up to date with contemporary research into explanations of youth crime, youth and media, youth cultures, youth unemployment and training programmes, and youth justice policies and takes into account recent legislative reform.
  • Features a new companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.

Complete with chapter outlines, summary boxes, key terms, study questions, further reading lists, web-based resources and a glossary, this is the textbook to take you through your studies in youth and crime. 

 
Youth Crime: Representations, Discourses and Data
 
Histories of Youth and Crime
 
Explaining Youth Crime I: Positivist Criminologies
 
Explaining Youth Crime II: Radical and Realist Criminologies
 
Youth Victimology
 
Youth Cultures, Cultural Studies and Cultural Criminology
 
Youth and Social Policy: Control, Regulation and Governance
 
Youth Justice Strategies I: Welfare and Justice
 
Youth Justice Strategies II: Prevention and Punishment
 
Comparative and International Youth Justice

Supplements

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Free resources on the companion website:

  • Annotated links to online readings, including websites, blogs and reports
  • PowerPoint Slides to accompany each chapter

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.

Dr Olivia Pearson
Department of Health and Applied Soci, University of The West of England
June 14, 2016

An excellent text that I use to support a pathway of option modules on a sports-based degree programme.

Dr John Hayton
Sport Development, Liverpool John Moores University
April 5, 2016

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.

Ms Dee Ann Kearney
Social Studies, Liberties College
January 19, 2016

still the best book for students studying the issues

Mr Nigel Roberts
Youth and Schools, centre for youth ministry
December 8, 2015

A comprehensive text book that provides fantastic resources for learners. Includes contemporary debates on youth crime and justice

Mr Mark Jagus
Interdiscipline , Derby College
November 27, 2015

The book continue to remain relevant, clearly written and updated with relevant materials.

Dr Kofi Boakye
Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
September 17, 2015

Great resource, particuarly at level 5. Well written and accessible for students and staff.

Dr Deborah Jump
Sociology and Criminology, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 20, 2015

remains the essential introduction to this field in my opinion

Mr Matt Robert Clement
Applied Social Studies, Winchester University
July 28, 2015

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. And the companion website adds hugely to an already great resource for both students and tutors with immensely useful powerpoints to introduce topics for discussion.

Dr Carol Chambers
School Of Education, Nottingham Trent University
July 2, 2015

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

Mrs Anna-Marie Gillman
Health, Education and Social Sciences, Doncaster University Centre
July 1, 2015
Key features

New to the Fourth Edition of Youth & Crime:

  • Updated chapters on: youth crime discourse and data, youth victimology, youth and social policy, youth justice strategies and comparative and international youth justice, providing a critical analysis of issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, child trafficking, international children's rights and transnational policy transfer
  • Coverage of numerous issues raised by the UK coalition government’s law and order and austerity policies including ages of criminal responsibility, the ‘rehabilitation revolution’, ‘troubled families’, abolition of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs), initiatives in gangs, gun and knife crime, responses to the August 2011 riots, prospects for restorative justice and reductions in child imprisonment
  • Inclusion of contemporary research into explanations of youth crime, youth and media, youth cultures, youth unemployment and training programmes, and youth justice policies and takes into account recent legislative reform.
  • A brand new companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.
  • Updated chapters on: youth crime discourse and data, youth victimology, youth and social policy, youth justice strategies and comparative and international youth justice, providing a critical analysis of issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, child trafficking, international children's rights and transnational policy transfer
  • Coverage of numerous issues raised by the UK coalition government’s law and order and austerity policies including ages of criminal responsibility, the ‘rehabilitation revolution’, ‘troubled families’, abolition of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs), initiatives in gangs, gun and knife crime, responses to the August 2011 riots, prospects for restorative justice and reductions in child imprisonment
  • Inclusion of contemporary research into explanations of youth crime, youth and media, youth cultures, youth unemployment and training programmes, and youth justice policies and takes into account recent legislative reform.
  • A brand new companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.

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