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    Why Did You Do It?: Explanations for Offending by Young Offenders in Their Own Words (Paperback) By (author) Jackie Worrall

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    DescriptionSetting these stories within the context of an astute knowledge of criminal - and more particularly youth justice - policy she conveys to her readers an understanding of how and why young people become offenders going far beyond that to be gained from standard interpretations of the statistics or theoretical works of criminology. Why Did You Do It? contains raw, first-hand accounts of the young people involved. These are stories which cast a somewhat different light on youth offending to that so often portrayed by the media, making this new and insightful work a valuable resource for anyone studying youth crime or criminal justice processes more generally. It is a balanced account of the pressure that many young people face and the triggers that can so easily see them onto the wrong side of the tracks. And it is also about how society should respond to them during a critical time in their lives. According to the author (paraphrased), the book offers: '...no magic bullets. It does not suggest a single way to eradicate crime. What it does suggest is that young offenders themselves can often recognise that their behaviour has been problematic and that they have done wrong; they can also see what would help them to behave differently and they know what barriers there are that will make it very hard for them to behave any differently. It is high time that we gave proper attention to what they have to say' (from Chapter 1). With a Foreword by Paul MacDowell, Chief Executive of Nacro.

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    Why Did You Do It?
    Explanations for Offending by Young Offenders in Their Own Words
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jackie Worrall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9781904380740
    ISBN 10: 1904380743

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC004000
    BIC subject category V2: JKVQ2
    DC22: 364.36
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026010
    DC23: 364.36
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/CRIMAS
    Thema V1.0: JKVQ2
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Waterside Press
    Imprint name
    Waterside Press
    Publication date
    06 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Dr Jackie Worrall was born in London and moved to the Midlands to read law at Warwick University. After graduating, she worked as a probation officer in Birmingham and in Warwickshire. In 1982 she joined Nacro, the crime reduction charity. Her first job there was as the manager of a youth training scheme and in a Nacro career of over 25 years she took on a variety of responsibilities, culminating in the role of Director of Policy and Public Affairs. This latter role gives her one of the most central positions when it comes to commenting on why young people offend. With a Foreword by Paul MacDowell, Chief Executive of Nacro.
    Review quote
    'Having worked with offenders for decades, Jackie Worrall's experience and knowledge is unparalleled' Paul McDowell, CEO, Nacro.