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Youth Justice and Social Work

Youth Justice and Social Work

Second Edition

July 2012 | 256 pages | Learning Matters
It is vital for social work students and practitioners to understand the complexities of the youth justice system. This fully revised second edition analyses and puts into context several pieces of new legislation such as the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, the Youth Rehabilitation Order 2009 and the new Youth Conditional Caution. Carefully selected case studies and summaries of contemporary research help to underpin this accessible and essential resource. Ideal for students on placement, this new edition enables the reader to follow complex and often difficult legislation and law.

Values, Ethics and Human Rights in Youth Justice Social Work
The Development of Youth Justice Philosophies, Laws and Policies
Criminological Theories in Relation to Young People who Offend
The Laws and Sentencing Framework of Contemporary Youth Justice Practice
Working within a Youth Offending Team and in the Youth Justice System
Assessing Young People
Working with Young People
Looking Forward

A very good starting point for students learning about the youth justice system

Mr Mohammed Jakhara
Social Work (Mackworth Road), Derby University
May 2, 2012

A must for students wishing to specialise in this specific area of practice. This text offers students a wide range of essential information concerning not only working in the Youth Justice System but also presents differing perspectives of young people - essential knowledge for final placement students!

We currently have students undertaking their final placement with local Youth Justice Teams and I have recommended this book as a 'must read'!

Mrs Nieca Boynton
Department of Social Sciences, Hull University
April 16, 2012

An excellent text to support students and practitioners working in the youth justice field, or those working in other children and family settings wishing to keep up to date.

Mr Dave Mason
Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University
April 2, 2012

Good, practical introduction to working in youth justice.

[PS course is not a social work degree - it's a criminology degree and this is for my 'offender interventions' unit]

Graham Smyth
Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University
March 5, 2012

An excellent updated book which covers important areas of Youth Justice study for students

Mr David Ellicott
Youth Studies, Nottingham Trent University
February 14, 2012

I have used this book and the information in it with Youth Work students to give them some background on the Youth Justice System. An easy to read intorductory text.

Ms Jean Riding
Health, Care and Education, Knowsley Community College
January 9, 2012

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