This innovative text examines contemporary issues in youth justice in the light of the sweeping reforms introduced by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Bill 1999.
It brings together current debates in both the practice and theory of youth justice intervention and, in the light of the governments inter-agency approach to the problem of youth criminality, provides an inter-disciplinary examination of these discussions. Including contributions from both academics, magistrates and social work practitioners, it is a useful text for students of criminology, law and social work, as well as a valuable resource for youth justice practitioners.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A New Youth Justice for a New Century?. Visualising the Justice of the Youth Justice System: Perspectives at the Century's End. Youth Crime, Excitement and Consumer Culture: The Reconstruction of Aetiology in Contemporary Theoretical Criminology. Abolishing the Presumption of Doli Incapax: Reflections on the Death of a Doctrine. Magistrates in the Youth Court: Teaching Old 'Beaks' New Tricks. Bringing Rights all the way Home: Some Issues of Law and Policy in International Law and Juvenile Justice. Youth Culture, Drugs and Criminality. Practical Implications of the Crime and Disorder Act for Youth Offending Teams - A Youth Offending Team's Perspective. Youth Justice in Scotland. An English Magistrate's view of Scottish Youth Justice. Policing Youth Crime: Picking up the Bill for our Kids? In the Country of the Blind: Youth Studies and Cultural Studies in Britain. Alternative Sanctions: An American Experiment Incorporating Youth Rights - An Approach for the 21st Century