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Youth justice policy and its influence on desistance from crime

Barry, Monica (2009) Youth justice policy and its influence on desistance from crime. In: Youth Offending and Youth Justice. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. ISBN 978 18431 06890

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Abstract

Tackling youth crime has become a prime concern of Government policy relating to children and young people. However, the arena in which such policy is played out remains predominantly within the confines of the youth justice system rather than in wider policy initiatives. As has been seen in other chapters in this book, this has resulted in the increasing criminalisation and stigmatisation of young people, with less emphasis on their status as'troubled' and more emphasis on their label as'troublesome'. Although only a small minority of young people offend with any conviction, in both senses of the word, these young people are seen to justify the majority of youth justice funding, policy and practice initiatives.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 20229
Keywords: youth justice, desistance, crime, youth crime, young people, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform , Criminal justice administration
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Criminal justice administration
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
Depositing user: Miss Kelly Docherty
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 15:17
Last modified: 27 Mar 2015 08:34
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/20229

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