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Youth Justice
Critical Readings

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May 2002 | 476 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`An excellent reader. It contains all the basic ingredients of a superb teaching book with the qualities of a thought-provoking text.... Should be required reading for all students of criminal justice policy and it will be a valuable teaching resource for all those involved in the delivery of courses on young people, justice and punishment' - Punishment and Society

`This is a valuable student text; carefully collated and with an abuntant array of material... and will surely become a widely used course reader. For the practitioner and general reader it is a book to dip into, a means to access debates and remind oneself of the ebb and flow of policy' - Youth Justice

Youth Justice brings together for the first time the most influential international contributors to the emergent field of youth justice studies.

Youth Justice provides:

· a critical introduction to the intellectual reframing of the history, theory, policy and practice of youth justice.

· an essential resource of key debates and controversies from across the range of disciplines engaged in the study of youth in the social sciences

· editorial essays at the beginning of each substantive section of the

volume

· specially commissioned chapters at the end of each section, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context.

The Reader is the set text for The Open University course, Youth Justice, Penality and Social Control (D864).


John Muncie and Gordon Hughes
Modes of Youth Governance
Political Rationalities, Criminalization and Resistance  
 
PART ONE: FOLK DEVILS: CONSTRUCTIONS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS OF YOUTH AND CRIME
Harry Hendrick
Constructions and Reconstructions of British Childhood
An Interpretative Survey, 1800 to the Present  
Geoffrey Pearson
Youth Crime and Moral Decline
Permissiveness and Tradition  
Paul Gilroy
Lesser Breeds Without the Law
Angela McRobbie and Sarah Thornton
Rethinking Moral Panic for Multi-Mediated Social Worlds
Keith Hayward
The Vilification and Pleasures of Youthful Transgression
 
PART TWO: THE ORIGINS OF YOUTH JUSTICE
Margaret May
Innocence and Experience
The Evolution of the Concept of Juvenile Delinquency in the Mid-Nineteenth Century  
Susan Magarey
The Invention of Juvenile Delinquency in Early Nineteenth-Century England
John Clarke
The Three Rs - Repression, Rescue and Rehabilitation Ideologies of Control for Working-Class Youth
Peter Rush
The Government of a Generation
The Subject of Juvenile Delinquency  
Heather Shore
Reforming the Juvenile
Gender, Justice and the Child Criminal in Nineteenth-Century England  
 
PART THREE: POSITIVISM AND WELFARISM
Anthony Platt
The Triumph of Benevolence
The Origins of the Juvenile Justice System in the United States  
David Garland
Penal Strategies in a Welfare State
Anthony Bottoms
On the Decriminalization of English Juvenile Courts
Janice McGhee, Lorraine Waterhouse and Bill Whyte
Children's Hearings and Children in Trouble
Loraine Gelsthorpe and Allison Morris
Restorative Youth Jusitce
The Last Vestiges of Welfare?  
 
PART FOUR: JUSTICE, DIVERSION AND RIGHTS
James Austin and Barry Krisberg
Wider, Stronger and Different Nets
The Dialectics of Criminal Justice Reform  
Stewart Asquith
Justice, Retribution and Children
John Clarke
Whose Justice? The Politics of Juvenile Control
Annie Hudson
`Troublesome Girls'
Towards Alternative Definitions and Policies  
Phil Scraton and Deena Haydon
Challenging the Criminalization of Children and Young People
Securing a Rights-based Agenda  
 
PART FIVE: DETENTION AND RETRIBUTION
John Muncie
Failure Never Matters
Detention Centres and the Politics of Deterrence  
Jonathan Simon
The Boot Camp and the Limits of Modern Penality
Andrew Rutherford
The Reductionist Agenda
Thomas Mathiesen
The Future of Imprisonment
Barry Goldson
New Punitiveness
The Politics of Child Incarceration  
 
PART SIX: RISK MANAGMENT AND PREVENTION
John Pratt
Corporatism
The Third Model of Juvenile Justice  
John Pitts
The End of an Era
David Farrington
Understanding and Preventing Youth Crime
Kimberley Kempf-Leonard and Elicka Peterson
Expanding Realms of the New Penology
The Advent of Actuarial Justice for Juveniles  
Tim Newburn
The Contemporary Politics of Youth Crime Prevention

`This is a valuable student text; carefully collated and with an abuntant array of material... and will surely become a widely used course reader. For the practitioner and general reader it is a book to dip into, a means to access debates and remind oneself of the ebb and flow of policy' - Youth Justice

`An excellent reader. It contains all the basic ingredients of a superb teaching book with the qualities of a thought-provoking text.... Should be required reading for all students of criminal justice policy and it will be a valuable teaching resource for all those involved in the delivery of courses on young people, justice and punishment' - Punishment and Society


Text provides many different perspectives on all aspects of the youth justice system, will serve as a great compliment to studies of the youth justice system and attitudes towards punishment in all levels.

Mr Christopher Henne
School Of Health And Wellbeing, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
December 8, 2015

This book was used in teach 'young people, law and order'. It is a recommended read as the information about restorative justice is useful. the information is also up to date and discusses contemporary Britain and the YJS.

Miss Amy Capper
access, Warrington Collegiate
March 12, 2014

This text is useful in challenging students’ views and opinions on how children are treated in the contemporary youth justice system. It helps students to think critically and challenge the status quo.

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
May 21, 2012

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