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    DescriptionThis book examines youth justice in a UK and international context, while drawing on the author's experience in Scotland to highlight the challenge facing all jurisdictions in balancing welfare and justice. It explores the impact of political ideas and influences on both the structural and practical challenges of delivering youth justice and practice initiatives including early intervention, restorative justice, structured risk assessments, intensive supervision, maintaining change over time, and practice evaluation. The theoretical framework draws on social learning theory and the tradition of socio-education/social pedagogy as reflected in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.The only book to focus specifically on the application of evidence to service delivery within youth justice, it will be an essential text for social work students undertaking university-based modules, or practice-based learning in services which address youth crime and youth justice. It will also be valuable for practitioners involved in delivering youth justice services, including those on post-qualifying social work training courses, as well as other students interested in the application of criminology and youth justice principles.

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    Youth Justice in Practice
    Making a Difference
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Whyte
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781861348395
    ISBN 10: 1861348398

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    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T General Subject: 750
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    LC classification: HV7428 .W45 2009
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    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, figures
    Policy Press
    Imprint name
    Policy Press
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Bill Whyte is Professor of Social Work Studies in Criminal and Youth Justice at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland, Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling.
    Review quote
    "This well-written and well-researched volume provides a framework for youth justice practice that is currently lacking. The holistic approach advocated provides a refreshing perspective in the context of increasingly neo-correctionalist policy developments." Gill McIvor, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Stirling
    Table of contents
    Youth justice in the UK and Europe; Children, young people and crime; Directing principles of effective practice; Assessing needs and risks; Early intervention and restorative practice; Effective responses to reducing youth crime; Intensive intervention; Maintaining and evaluating the change; Towards integrated community justice and welfare.