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A well structured and easy to read book. The book acknowledges that young people can be victims as well as offenders, a fact which is often overlooked or ignored in contemporary society. The various 'reflective' and 'practical' tasks help to develop an understanding of the text. A very useful addition to an excellent series of books.
A series that would be useful for Level 3 or, at best, level 4 as it provides a foundation for study at degree level.
This book looks at perceptions of young people, and the role of the media in the context of current debates around anti-social behaviour, gangs and the family. The impact of multi-agency approaches on the way that young people are dealt with by the police and other agencies is considered.
An easy to read, well laid out book, which looks at the often stereotypical view of young people and the issues surrounding working with them.
This book is at an introductory level and would be good for my students as a starting point on the topic. However, I would be expecting them to read more primary sources and so go beyond this one.
Some very useful chapters for use as debate starters and thought-provokers on the relationship between poor youths and children and police in a mass, urban, industrial consumer society.
Particularly liked the chapter on children as victims and offenders.
A helpful reference point
An excellent text for introducing students' to key concepts and perceptions relating to young people, their relationship to policing and the multi-agency responses to their behaviour (offending or otherwise)
A good introduction to key issues in policing young people. I found the discussion points and group tasks particularly useful for seminars.