This Dictionary explicitly addresses the historical, legal, theoretical, organisational, policy, practice, research and evidential contexts within which 'modern' youth justice in the UK and beyond is located. The entries cover a spectrum of theoretical orientations and conceptual perspectives and engage explicitly with the key statutory provisions and policy and practice imperatives within each of the three UK jurisdictions.
This book is a key resource for those teaching and studying under-graduate and post-graduate courses in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, social policy, law, socio-legal studies, community justice, social work, youth and community work and police studies, together with policy-makers, managers and practitioners working within the youth justice sphere (including staff training officers, youth justice officers, social workers, probation officers, police officers, teachers and education workers, health professionals, youth workers, drug and alcohol workers and juvenile secure estate staff).
The Dictionary of Youth Justice:
'Youth Justice is a fiendishly complex and fast-changing area of social policy. Both students and practitioners will find the Dictionary a sure-footed, authoritative guide to it. The list of contributors reads like a roll-call of the experts in the field. And the range of topics they cover is commendably wide-ranging.' -Professor Rod Morgan, Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Bristol, formerly Chairman of the Youth Justice Board
'A fascinating and indispensable resource for students, practictioners and policy-makers in the ever challenging arena of youth justice. There is no single source book that comes close to rival this volume in its breadth and succinct scholarship.' -Professor Andrew Rutherford, Emeritus Professor of Law and Criminal Policy, The University of Southampton
List of entries. List of contributors. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Dictionary of Youth Justice. Directory of agencies.