Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Paperback Research Highlights in Social Work (Paperback)

Edited by Monica Barry, Edited by Fergus McNeill, Series edited by Joyce Lishman


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  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 14mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843106892
  • ISBN 13: 9781843106890
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 613,292

Product description

How is the modern world shaping young people and youth crime? What impact is this having on the latest policies and practice? Are current youth justice services working? With contributions from leading researchers in the field, this book offers an insightful, scholarly and critical analysis of such key issues. "Youth Offending and Youth Justice" engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice. Drawing on a wide range of high-quality research, this book will enrich the work of practitioners, managers, policy-makers, students and academics in social work, youth work, criminal justice and youth justice in the UK and beyond. This topical series examines areas of particular interest to those in social and community work and related fields. Each book draws together different aspects of the subject, highlighting relevant research and drawing out implications for policy and practice.

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Author information

Monica Barry is a senior research fellow at the Glasgow School of Social Work, and an honorary senior research fellow at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. She is author of Youth Offending in Transition: The Search for Social Recognition and editor of Youth Policy and Social Inclusion: Critical Debates with Young People, both published by Routledge. Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology & Social Work at the Glasgow School of Social Work, a joint initiative of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, and Network Leader at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. He is co-author of Reducing Reoffending: Social Work and Community Justice in Scotland, published by Willan.

Table of contents

Part One: Youth Offending and Youth Justice in Context.; Chapter 1. Introduction. Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill, both of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, UK.; Chapter 2. The Changing Landscape of Youth and Youth Crime. Sheila Brown, University of Sheffield Hallam, UK.; Chapter 3. Criminal Careers and Young People. Susan McVie, University of Edinburgh, UK.; Chapter 4. Children and Young People: Criminalisation and Punishment. Rod Morgan, University of Bristol, UK.; Chapter 5. Youth Justice Policy and Its Influence on Desistance From Crime. Monica Barry.; Chapter 6. Youth, Crime and Punitive Public Opinion: Hopes and Fears for the Next Generation. Shadd Maruna, University of Belfast, UK and Anna King, Rutgers University, USA.; Part Two: Youth Offending and Youth Justice in Practice.; Chapter 7. Beyond Risk Assessment: The Return of Repressive Welfarism? Jo Phoenix, University of Durham, UK.; Chapter 8. Beyond What Works: The Moral Heart of Supervision. Fergus McNeill.; Chapter 9. Incarcerating Young People: The Impact of Custodial 'Care'. Mark Halsey, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and James Armitage, Attorney-General's Department, Australian Government.; Chapter 10. Doing Youth Justice: Beyond Boundaries? Anna Souhami, University of Edinburgh, UK.; Chapter 11. Conclusions. Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill. The Contributors. Subject index. Author index.