The most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on youth crime and youth justice.
Extensively updated to reflect changes in the youth justice system and contemporary debates around youth crime, this fifth edition of Youth and Crime:
- Includes new chapters on developmental and life course theories, and punitive justice strategies.
- Has been significantly expanded with new sections on the politicisation of youth crime, knife crime and gangs, child refugees, climate justice, child-on-child homicide, and localised criminal exploitation.
- Features increased coverage of policing strategies, including sections on policing public space and rethinking youth justice.
- Discusses the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on youth justice and young people; including issues related to increased governmental regulation and the prospect of higher levels of child poverty and youth unemployment.
- Explores the fallout from the Black Lives Matter movement and its implications for youth justice.
Complete with a new two colour design, chapter outlines, summary boxes, study questions, further reading lists, and a useful glossary, this textbook expertly guides students through their studies in youth and crime.