Published in 1999, the aim of this text is to offer a critical analysis of contemporary policy and practice in relation to children and crime. It provides an integrated edited text combining a critical commentary of contemporary social/criminal justice policy with analyses of progressive practice in the UK. It offers coverage of each discrete stage in the processing of "child offenders" in the criminal justice system. It develops an alternative policy and practice framework drawing on experience from the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Table of Contents
1. Youth (In)Justice: Contemporary Developments in Policy and Practice 2. Troubled or Troublesome 3. (What) Justice for Black Children and Young People? 4. Youth Crime and the Politics of Prevention 5. Diverting Children and Young People from Crime and the Criminal Justice System 6. Managing Juvenile Remands and Developing Community-based Alternatives to Secure Accommodation in Wales: Towards a Strategic Approach 7. Family Group Conferences and Youth Justice: The New Panacea? 8. Social Work with Young People in Trouble. Memory and Prospect