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Youth and Crime

Fourth Edition
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December 2014 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book provides you with the most comprehensive and authoritative overview of youth crime and youth justice available.

 

Keeping you abreast of contemporary debates, this fourth edition of Youth and Crime :

  • Includes updated chapters on youth crime discourse and data, youth victimology, youth and social policy, youth justice strategies and comparative and international youth justice, providing a critical analysis of issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, child trafficking, international children's rights and transnational policy transfer.
  • Covers numerous issues raised by the UK coalition government’s law and order and austerity policies including ages of criminal responsibility, the ‘rehabilitation revolution’, ‘troubled families’, abolition of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs), initiatives in gangs, gun and knife crime, responses to the August 2011 riots, prospects for restorative justice and reductions in child imprisonment.
  • Keeps you up to date with contemporary research into explanations of youth crime, youth and media, youth cultures, youth unemployment and training programmes, and youth justice policies and takes into account recent legislative reform.
  • Features a new companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.

Complete with chapter outlines, summary boxes, key terms, study questions, further reading lists, web-based resources and a glossary, this is the textbook to take you through your studies in youth and crime. 

 
Youth Crime: Representations, Discourses and Data
 
Histories of Youth and Crime
 
Explaining Youth Crime I: Positivist Criminologies
 
Explaining Youth Crime II: Radical and Realist Criminologies
 
Youth Victimology
 
Youth Cultures, Cultural Studies and Cultural Criminology
 
Youth and Social Policy: Control, Regulation and Governance
 
Youth Justice Strategies I: Welfare and Justice
 
Youth Justice Strategies II: Prevention and Punishment
 
Comparative and International Youth Justice

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Free resources on the companion website:

  • Annotated links to online readings, including websites, blogs and reports
  • PowerPoint Slides to accompany each chapter

Fabulous - a comprehensive exploration of up-to-date and relevant issues, backed up by a thorough bibliography, useful glossary and detailed charts and figures. Not only does it explain historical changes in legislation but also delves deeply into the concept of childhood, the changing aspects of welfare, labelling and the parameters of societal views, and much more. It uses recent cases to explore assumptions in a way that will stimulate student interest, particularly in the chapters which explore media representations of crime and of the influence of youth culture. And the companion website adds hugely to an already great resource for both students and tutors with immensely useful powerpoints to introduce topics for discussion.

Dr Carol Chambers
School Of Education, Nottingham Trent University
July 2, 2015

This text is excellent and will support the foundation degree working with youn gpeople with barriers to progression - a real insight into young people and crime

Mrs Anna-Marie Gillman
Health, Education and Social Sciences, Doncaster University Centre
July 1, 2015

Updated and revised, Muncie remains valid within this field.

Mr Ashley Tiffen
Institute of Policing and Criminal Justice Studies, University of Cumbria
June 16, 2015

Excellent - a useful update on the earlier edition

Dr Richard Wild
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich University
June 10, 2015

Altjough my module is sociological rather than focused on youth justice, Muncie's work provides solid and well argued background understanding of young people and their treatment in society.

Ms Anne Robinson
Criminology and Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University
May 26, 2015

This book presents an excellent review of one of the most important areas of Criminology: youth crime. The relation established by this book between the criminological theory and the special characteristics of this type of crime is very interesting. And those chapters related to Criminal Politics and the strategies for its prevention and formal control are even more interesting (and unusual).

Mr Francisco Bernabeu
Centro Crímina, Universidad Miguel Hernández
May 19, 2015

Excellent overview of the subject - very accessible and comprehensive. The essential book for students studying this topic on our degree courses

Mr Nigel Roberts
youth and schools, centre for youth ministry
May 18, 2015

This book is excellent. It is without a doubt essential reading for anyone studying youth criminology!

Mr Sean Creaney
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
May 11, 2015

The new edition of John Muncie's Youth and Crime provides an excellent update to text that is all ready very well regarded, and is especially popular with students. It contains comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date material for learners on my Youth Justice module. I would just like to see some content added to the companion website!

Miss Jacky Foster
Social Work , Cornwall College
April 29, 2015

Essential resource for students of criminology & criminal justice system - comprehensive and up-to-date review of developments and research.

Mrs CAROLYNE JAMES
Applied Social Science (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
March 29, 2015
Key features

New to the Fourth Edition of Youth & Crime:

  • Updated chapters on: youth crime discourse and data, youth victimology, youth and social policy, youth justice strategies and comparative and international youth justice, providing a critical analysis of issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, child trafficking, international children's rights and transnational policy transfer
  • Coverage of numerous issues raised by the UK coalition government’s law and order and austerity policies including ages of criminal responsibility, the ‘rehabilitation revolution’, ‘troubled families’, abolition of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs), initiatives in gangs, gun and knife crime, responses to the August 2011 riots, prospects for restorative justice and reductions in child imprisonment
  • Inclusion of contemporary research into explanations of youth crime, youth and media, youth cultures, youth unemployment and training programmes, and youth justice policies and takes into account recent legislative reform.
  • A brand new companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.
  • Updated chapters on: youth crime discourse and data, youth victimology, youth and social policy, youth justice strategies and comparative and international youth justice, providing a critical analysis of issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, child trafficking, international children's rights and transnational policy transfer
  • Coverage of numerous issues raised by the UK coalition government’s law and order and austerity policies including ages of criminal responsibility, the ‘rehabilitation revolution’, ‘troubled families’, abolition of antisocial behaviour orders (ASBOs), initiatives in gangs, gun and knife crime, responses to the August 2011 riots, prospects for restorative justice and reductions in child imprisonment
  • Inclusion of contemporary research into explanations of youth crime, youth and media, youth cultures, youth unemployment and training programmes, and youth justice policies and takes into account recent legislative reform.
  • A brand new companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.

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