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Youth and Crime

Fourth Edition


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

Supplements

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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

John Muncie is a leading international researcher in the related fields of youth criminology and youth justice studies and the fourth edition of Youth and Crime goes a long way towards setting the agenda. The unique balance between authoritative scholarship and accessibility makes the book a vital resource for researcher, teacher and student alike. In fact, it is almost impossible to imagine engaging with the study of young people, crime and criminalisation without reading the fourth and comprehensively updated edition of Muncie’s remarkable text.

Professor Barry Goldson
The University of Liverpool

The new edition of John Muncie's Youth and Crime succeeds in the difficult job of improving an already outstanding textbook. Indeed, this hardly does it justice for Youth and Crime not only does what one would expect a first rate textbook to do – provide comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date material for students – but offers so much more. It provides a grounded theoretical and empirical account of the enormous changes that have occurred in the ways in which we understand and respond to young people using the machinery of criminal justice. As such it has no serious rivals.

Professor Tim Newburn
London School of Economics

The module introduces students to issues surrounding youth crime and youth justice in relation to the English and Welsh youth justice system.The book provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of the youth crime and the youth justice system, which will help stimulate students learning on the course.

Dr Olivia Pearson
Department of Health and Applied Soci, University of The West of England
June 14, 2016

An excellent text that I use to support a pathway of option modules on a sports-based degree programme.

Dr John Hayton
Sport Development, Liverpool John Moores University
April 5, 2016

This book provides excellent examples of critical analysis on issues such as institutional abuse, child poverty, cyberbullying, and child trafficking.
Of significant benefit are the companion website, featuring links to journal articles, relevant websites, blogs and government reports.

Ms Dee Ann Kearney
Social Studies, Liberties College
January 19, 2016

still the best book for students studying the issues

Mr Nigel Roberts
Youth and Schools, centre for youth ministry
December 8, 2015

A comprehensive text book that provides fantastic resources for learners. Includes contemporary debates on youth crime and justice

Mr Mark Jagus
Interdiscipline , Derby College
November 27, 2015

The book continue to remain relevant, clearly written and updated with relevant materials.

Dr Kofi Boakye
Dept of Humanities and Social Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University
September 17, 2015

Great resource, particuarly at level 5. Well written and accessible for students and staff.

Dr Deborah Jump
Sociology and Criminology, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 20, 2015

remains the essential introduction to this field in my opinion

Mr Matt Robert Clement
Applied Social Studies, Winchester University
July 28, 2015
  • 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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