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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

'This is a very good book for those students contemplating a career in youth justice and/or those students about to undertake a placement in this field. Newly qualified practitioners would also benefit from elements of this text...A straightfoward, comprehensive, practical handbook to working as a social worker in a YOT in England' -
British Journal of Social Work

'The book was factual, clear and thought provoking - excellent for first and second year undergraduates' -

This text has proved useful across criminology module's in addition to Early years. Thorough and well written, it has proved to be a helpful resource

Mrs Caroline Knight
Children,Health, Adventure & Public Services, South Devon College
July 24, 2015

Light touches on too many issues. Not written in a clear accessible way.

Dr Kofi Boakye
Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
September 14, 2015

Useful introduction.

Philip Gilligan
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
January 22, 2013

A must for any social worker entering into the field of youth justice. A very comprehensive, thorough and engaging text which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Thank you!

Mrs Kay Wall
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 14, 2012

This book gives a very good overview of theory and practice relating to SW in YOTs and those working alongside YOTs. This is the book I recommend students read before commencing the module. It prepares them for a grounding in YOT practice issues, highlights policy and outlines the legislative framework and aspects of youthjustice development.

Mr Sam Miller
Division of Social Work, Huddersfield University
December 3, 2012

This book will be useful reading for students of all levels preparing for a career in youth justice and social work.

Mrs Alana Enoch
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
October 3, 2012

A good solid and well written addition to books on this subject area.Well constructed with relevant and interesting case studies that students can and will be encouraged to use. We hve many assignments and assessments that wouldbenefit from this work

John Manuel
Department of Public Services, Bishop Burton College
June 26, 2012

Really useful book for students that are focusing their written work around Youth Justice or whom are placed in the Youth Justice service. Easy to read and navigate.

Mrs Jackie Plenty
Social Work Department, University Centre Barnsley
June 21, 2012

Good tool for any students considering specialising in youth justice or working with young people.

This book clearly explains issues that may arise in this specialist and complex area of work and would be a useful guide for students on placement and newly qualified social workers.

Ms Michelle Evans
Faculty of Health and Social Care (Southwark), London South Bank University
May 30, 2012

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