Youth Crime and Justice
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Youth Crime and Justice


© 2006 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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Youth Crime and Justice provides an authoritative and accessible overview of youth crime and youth policy developments in the UK. It engages readers with key debates, examining youth crime and justice in context, and providing a critical assessment of contemporary evaluative research. The editors have produced an analysis of the processes of criminalization and contemporary patterns of youth crime, and seek to develop a formulation of youth justice for the future.

provides an authoritative and accessible overview of youth crime and youth policy developments in the UK. It engages readers with key debates, examining youth crime and justice in context, and providing a critical assessment of contemporary evaluative research. The editors have produced an analysis of the processes of criminalization and contemporary patterns of youth crime, and seek to develop a formulation of youth justice for the future.

Barry Goldson and John Muncie have brought together a leading team of experts to produce the definitive text in the area. This book, along with its companion volume Contemporary Youth Justice (edited by John Muncie and Barry Goldson) , will significantly advance the development of an emerging youth criminology.

The book is essential reading for criminology and criminal justice students, researchers, and practitioners.

PART ONE: HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL-STRUCTURAL CONTEXTS
Harry Hendrick
Histories of Youth Crime and Justice
Rob White and Chris Cunneen
Social Class, Youth Crime and Justice
Colin Webster
`Race', Youth Crime and Justice
Loraine Gelsthorpe and Gilly Sharpe
Gender, Youth Crime and Justice
PART TWO: EVIDENCE, POLICY RATIONALS AND CONTEMPORARY INTERVENTIONS
Tim Bateman
Youth Crime and Justice
Statistical `Evidence', Recent Trends and Responses  
David Smith
Youth Crime and Justice
Research, Evaluation and `Evidence'  
Roger Smith
Actuarialism and Early Intervention in Contemporary Youth Justice
Kevin Haines and David O'Mahony
Restorative Approaches, Young People and Youth Justice
Fergus McNeil
Community Supervision
Context and Relationships Matter  
Barry Goldson
Penal Custody
Intolerance, Irrationality and Indifference  
Gordon Hughes and Matthew Follett
Community Safety, Youth and the `Anti-Social'
Lynn Hancock
Urban Regeneration, Young People, Crime and Criminalization
Phil Mizen
Work and Social Order
The `New Deal' for the Young Unemployed  
PART THREE: FUTURE DIRECTIONS
Barry Goldson and John Muncie
Critical Anatomy
Towards a Principled Youth Justice  

Youth Crime and Justice is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection on the market today. A must for all researchers, teachers and students of youth justice.

Professor Tim Newburn

London School of Economics and president of the BSC

Youth Crime and Justice presents a detailed and comprehensive critical analysis of evidence from leading national and international scholars. As such it provides a powerful antidote to the excesses of contemporary correctionalism.

Professor Andrew Rutherford

University of Southampton

Goldson and Muncie draw all the mulitplicity of competing and contradictory aspects and critiques together to promote principles for yourh crime and justice.

Nic Groombridge, School of Communications, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill


A very good, well written introduction to issues relating to youth crime. Helpful case studies and a broad range of topics covered meant that this was a helpful text. A new edition would be very welcome as policy is changing rapidly and so the book has dated already

Mr Nigel Roberts
youth and schools, centre for youth ministry
January 11, 2014

this book is perfect for my course and covers mnay of the key topics. this will be one of 6 indiciative texts

Ms Clare Choak
Education & Community Studies, Greenwich University
January 4, 2013

A solid overview of the current issues and considerations in Youth Justice.

Mr Mark Burns
Uniform Public Services, Loughborough College
April 18, 2012

Comprhensive text with a clear critical element

Dr Caroline Wesson
Psychology, Wolverhampton University
January 12, 2012

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