Youth Crime and Justice

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Barry Goldson, John Muncie
Pine Forge Press, May 15, 2006 - Social Science - 256 pages
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`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

`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 Political Science and President of the British Society of Criminology

For the first time, leading national and international scholars have been brought together to engage explicitly with a comprehensive critical assessment of the relation between 'evidence' and contemporary youth justice policy formation.

This book, along with its companion volume Comparative 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.

Contributors' Affiliations:

Tim Bateman is a Senior Policy Development Officer with Nacro, a UK-based crime reduction agency

Chris Cunneen is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney

Matthew Follett is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Leicester

Loraine Gelsthorpe is a Reader in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

Barry Goldson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool, England.

Kevin Haines is Head of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Swansea

Lynn Hancock is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Liverpool

Harry Hendrick is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Denmark

Gordon Hughes is Professor of Criminology at the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research at the Open University

Fergus McNeill is a Senior Lecturer at the Glasgow School of Social Work, Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde

Phil Mizen is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Warwick

John Muncie is Professor of Criminology and Co-Director of the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research at the Open University

David O'Mahony is a Senior Lecturer in Youth Justice at the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast

Gilly Sharpe is a Doctoral Research Student at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge

David Smith is Professor of Criminology at Lancaster University

Roger Smith is a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Leicester

Colin Webster is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Teesside

Rob White is Professor of Sociology and Head of the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Tasmania

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Histories of Youth Crime and Justice
3
Chapter 2 Social Class Youth Crime and Justice
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Chapter 3 Race Youth Crime and Justice
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Chapter 4 Gender Youth Crime and Justice
47
Evidence Policy Rationales and Contemporary Interventions
63
Statistical Evidence Recent Trends and Responses
65
Research Evaluation and Evidence
78
Chapter 7 Actuarialism and Early Intervention in Contemporary Youth Justice
92
Context and Relationships Matter
125
Intolerance Irrationality and Indifference
139
Chapter 11 Community Safety Youth and the AntiSocial
157
Chapter 12 Urban Regeneration Young People Crime and Criminalisation
172
The New Deal for the Young Unemployed
187
Future Directions
201
Towards a Principled Youth Justice
203
Index
233

Chapter 8 Restorative Approaches Young People and Youth Justice
110

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About the author (2006)

John Muncie is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at the Open University, UK. He is the author of Youth and Crime (4th edition, Sage, 2014), and he has published widely on issues in comparative youth justice and children’s rights, including the co-edited companion volumes Youth Crime and Justice and Comparative Youth Justice (Sage, 2006). He has produced numerous Open University texts and readers, including Crime: Local and Global (Willan, 2010), Criminal Justice: Local and Global (Willan, 2010), The Problem of Crime (2nd edition, Sage, 2001), Crime Prevention and Community Safety (Sage, 2001) and Imprisonment: European Perspectives (Harvester, 1991). He has also contributed nine volumes to the The Sage Library of Criminology (Sage, 2007–2009). He is co-editor of the Sage journal Youth Justice: An International Journal.

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