Youth Crime and Justice
- Barry Goldson - University of Liverpool, UK
- John Muncie - The Open University, UK
Childhood and Youth Studies (General) | Juvenile/Youth Crime (General) | Sociology of Childhood
Building upon the success of the first edition, this second - and substantially revised - edition of Youth Crime and Justice comprises a range of cutting-edge contributions from leading national and international researchers.
- Situates youth crime and youth justice within historical and social-structural contexts;
- Critically examines policy and practice trends and their relation to knowledge and ‘evidence’; and
- Presents a forward looking vision of a rights compliant youth justice with integrity.
An authoritative and accessible book, Youth Crime and Justice (2nd ed) provides a coherent, comprehensive and fully up-to-date analysis of contemporary developments and debates. A must for researchers, teachers, students and practitioners.
Informed by the latest research in the field, the contributing authors of Youth Crime & Justice help explain the profoundly important yet uneven changes in youth justice policy and human rights that have emerged in the UK and internationally over the last decade, along with the huge challenges these pose for current efforts at progressive national and international youth justice reform.
An indispensable collection, bringing together some of the most thoughtful scholars in the field of youth justice today. Youth Crime and Justice stands out because it is both solidly grounded in the best traditions of research, and keenly attuned to contemporary (and sometimes unexpected) developments in youth justice 'on the ground'.
With its critical perspective and systematic approach towards a hugely complex issue, the second edition of Youth Crime and Justice fulfils all the expectations and needs of those teaching, studying or researching this domain. It is beyond compare, which made the waiting more than worthwhile.
As a University we are excited about new programme developments in the subject area of criminology. This is an essential key text that will provide students with a good theoretical grounding in youth crime and justice. The text is accessible and will introduce students to a range of key concepts to aid understanding and analysis.
A comprehensive collection of insights in to developments in Youth Justice
The texts provided a comprehensive analysis of contemporary debates in the field of youth crime and youth justice. it situates youth crime and justice within the historical context and provides a critical analysis of trends in policy and practice.
This text is very relevant to one session of my module, Understanding Youth. I will be recommending some of the chapters for reading for the session on Youth Crime and Justice.
Thorough, up to date position on YJ context
The second edition of this text does not disappoint with up to date contributions from key authors in the field. In my view a number of the chapters are particularly excellent. Chapter 9 provides a detailed critical analysis of restorative justice and chapter 12 explores the impact of recent austerity measures. In short essential reading for our Youth Justice Module!
This book will assist with the angle of crime prevention well as it discusses the issue of youth crime within the justice system well.
- 6 new chapters to account for major updates on research and policy in the field
- A new chapter on ‘diversion’
Sample Materials & Chapters
Youth Crime and Justice: Chapter 7
Youth Crime and Justice: Chapter 11