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Positive youth justice

Children first, offenders second

Published

29 Jun 2015

Page count

344 pages

ISBN

978-1447321712

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

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Published

29 Jun 2015

Page count

344 pages

ISBN

978-1447321743

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

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Published

29 Jun 2015

Page count

344 pages

ISBN

978-1447321736

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

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Policy Press
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This topical, accessibly written book moves beyond established critiques to outline a model of positive youth justice: Children First, Offenders Second. Already in use in Wales, the proposed model promotes child-friendly, diversionary, inclusive, engaging, promotional practice and legitimate partnership between children and adults which can serve as a blueprint for other local authorities and countries. Setting out a progressive, positive and principled model of youth justice, the book will appeal to academics, students, practitioners and policy makers seeking to improve working practices and outcomes and will make an important contribution to the debate on youth justice policy.

Introduction: A Children First, Offenders Second philosophy of positive youth justice ;

Positive Youth Justice – Introducing Children First, Offenders Second;

What is Children First, Offenders Second?;

The context of Children First, Offenders Second positive youth justice: evolution through devolution;

Putting children first in the youth justice system;

Progressive diversion;

Progressive prevention-promotion;

Conclusion.

"This book is comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date covering all aspects of youth justice. It is a ‘must buy’ and required reading for established academics, students and youth justice professionals" Sean Creaney, Trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice

"By building on and extending their long-term local research project in Swansea, Haines and Case make a welcome contribution to rethinking youth justice law, policy and practice." Professor Barry Goldson, The University of Liverpool

"This thought-provoking and timely book will speak to the interests of many ... a welcome addition to the youth justice literature." Dr Laura Kelly, Liverpool John Moores University