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This book reviews the literature on a number of techniques and treatment approaches designed for use with adolescent conduct disorder and young offenders. The authors also provide an overview of the condition including its developmental pathway; the criteria for diagnosing conduct disorder, and services for adolescents.
The relationship between education and youth crime has long been recognised in terms of social policy and public opinion. This book provides a survey of the research evidence, policy development and practical issues relating to education and offending by young people. It is intended for youth justice practitioners as well...
Smart Thinking: Helping Young People Develop Moral Reasoning and Thinking Skills About Offending and Anti-social Behaviour
Helps young people between 12 and 18 think critically about offending and anti-social behaviour and their social relationships. This work contains material for 10 two-hour sessions, along with ideas and suggestions for further work. It contains illustrated, photocopiable pages that provide original group activities and exercises.
By Sheila Brown
Explores the social construction of childhood and youth, and looks at the role of the media in creating an association of young people with crime and disorder, which sustains processes of marginalization and exclusion and leads to frequent 'panics' about youth crime. This book is suitable for students in criminology,...
By John Pitts
This text analyses New Labour's youth justic strategy and its articulation in the youth justice provisions of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and subsequent legislation. It critically dissects the theories of crime and methods of intervention which underpin the Act.
"Fagin's Children" looks at child crime in 19th-century England and the reaction of the authorities to it. It reveals the poverty and misery of many children's lives in the growing industrial cities of Britain and explores the changing attitudes of the authorities towards the problem.