264 pages | 20 B/W Illus.
At a time when Europe is witnessing major cultural, social, economic and political challenges and transformations, this book brings together leading researchers and experts to consider a range of pressing questions relating to the historical origins, contemporary manifestations and future prospects for juvenile justice. Questions considered include:
This book is essential reading for students, tutors and researchers in the fields of criminology, history, law, social policy and sociology, particularly those engaged with childhood and youth studies, human rights, comparative juvenile/youth justice, youth crime and delinquency and criminal justice policy in Europe.
"All too often books on comparative juvenile justice descend into bland description of powers and procedures. Goldson’s approach is refreshingly different and innovative. Taking an historically informed inter-national and intra-national approach, this edited collection opens up a rich and detailed analysis of key contemporary thematics. Goldson skilfully brings together the insights of leading analysts from across Europe to deliver the most critically informed and perceptive work produced on European juvenile justice to date."
– John Muncie, Emeritus Professor, The Open University
"This book offers a vital, timely and highly original analysis of juvenile justice in Europe at a time of profound changes and challenges. It is essential reading."
– Manfred Nowak, Professor of International Human Rights, Vienna University and Independent Expert leading the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty
Preface, Barry Goldson, Part I: Past. 1. Under pressure: the foundations of children’s courts in Europe, Els Dumortier, 2. Becoming delinquent? Rethinking the long history of juvenile justice, Heather Shore, 3. History, life-course criminology and digital methods: new directions for conceptualizing juvenile justice in Europe, Zoe Alker and Emma Watkins, Part II: Present. 4. Child-friendly justice: past, present and future, Ton Liefaard and Ursula Kilkelly, 5. Transformations in youth crime and justice across Europe: evidencing the case for diversion, Lesley McAra and Susan McVie, 6. Youth justice and youth sanctions in four Nordic states: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, Tapio Lappi-Seppälä, 7. Juvenile, (in)justice and neoliberal austerity in the European Union, Emma Bell, 8. ‘Race’, ethnicity, social class and juvenile justice in Europe, Colin Webster, 9. Illegal young bodies and the failings of liberal democracy: some reflections on the European Union’s ‘refugee crisis’ and its implications for juvenile justice, Maria Pisani, 10. Understanding and learning from other systems of juvenile justice in Europe: describing, explaining and interpreting, David Nelken, Part III: Future. 11. Reading the present and mapping the future(s) of juvenile justice in Europe: complexities and challenges, Barry Goldson