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Few issues attract greater concern and censure than those that surround youth 'gangs'. This book presents an account of complex questions pertaining to urban youth identities, crime and social order. It locates the question of 'gangs' in both historical and contemporary contexts.
The revised and updated 7th edition, now with added internet exercises and resources
By Gail Ryan
This essential resource is a revised version of the book that set the standard for the understanding and treatment of young people who commit sexual offenses.
Investigates issues behind anti-social behaviour, enabling readers to identify with problems faced by the young people they work with.
How does the law deal with young offenders, and to what extend does the law protect and promote the rights of young people in conflict with the law? This title addresses these central issues and examines the legal response to the phenomenon of youth offending, and the contemporary forces that...
Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice.
By Stephen Case
Aims to provide an understanding of youth offending and policy and practice responses, particularly the risk-focused approaches that have underpinned much recent academic research, youth justice policy and interventions, designed to reduce and prevent problem behaviour. Aims to meet the need for an exploration of youth justice and youth offending.
This 3 volume set of original classic and contemporary readings is designed to reveal how and why children and young people have been repeatedly the subject of adult concern, censure and intervention.
The 2008 UK government Youth Crime Action Plan emphasises early intervention in work with young people who offend or considered to be 'at risk' of offending. This approach includes targeted work with families and a reduction in the numbers of young people entering the justice system. This report takes a...
By John Pitts
Presents an account of the emergence, nature and impact of armed youth gangs in an East London Borough. This book describes the challenges these armed young men and women pose to their communities, those charged with preventing crime and those struggling to vouchsafe 'community safety'.