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Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice

Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice

Three Volume Set
Edited by:

January 2009 | 1 088 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This three-volume set of original readings is designed to reveal how and why children and young people have been repeatedly the subject of adult concern, censure and intervention. It conceptualises notions of 'childhood', 'youth' and 'adolescence' whilst also tracing the complex history of adult intervention and juvenile justice.

This collection is particularly timely not only because of persistent concerns over 'out of control' youth but also because of an apparent hardening of adult reactions in many jurisdictions. Youth justice in the 21st century is designed to punish the offender whilst keeping their welfare paramount. It is at one and the same time about crime prevention and retribution. It makes claims for restoration and reintegration whilst seeking some of the most punitive measures of surveillance and containment in custodial and community settings.

In the 21st century discourses of protection, restoration, punishment, responsibility, rehabilitation, welfare, retribution, diversion, human rights and so on exist alongside each other in some perpetually uneasy and contradictory manner. Youth Crime and Juvenile Justice provides a lens through which to navigate this complex field.

Volume 1 - The Youth Problem

Outlines social constructions of childhood and youth and how these are intimately related to the origins of systems of juvenile justice.

Volume 2 - Juvenile Corrections

Explores the varied means of intervention and correction that currently make up the juvenile justice landscape in jurisdictions worldwide.

Volume 3 - Children's Rights and State Responsibilities

Examines the deprivations, injustices , abuses and lack of access to rights that routinely surround childhood and youth worldwide.

Each volume includes a substantive introduction from the editors. This collection comprehensively defines and maps out the fields of youth criminology and juvenile justice studies.

Part One: The Sociology of Childhood and Youth
Childhood in History

P. Thane
Constructions and Reconstructions of British Childhood: An interpretative survey, 1800 to the present

H. Hendrick
The Origins of Adolescence

J. Springhall
Childhood Matters: An introduction

J. Qvortrup
The Sociological Child

A. James, C. Jenks, and A. Prout
Part Two: The Discovery of Delinquency
Report of Committee into Juvenile Delinquency (1816)

The Invention of Juvenile Delinquency in Early Nineteenth Century England

S. Magarey
The Rise of Juvenile Delinquency in England 1780-1840: Changing patterns of perception and prosecution

P. King
The Idea of Juvenile Crime in 19th Century England

H. Shore
Part Three: The Origins of Juvenile Justice
Innocence and Experience: The evolution of the concept of juvenile delinquency in the mid-nineteenth century

M. May
Criminal and Destitute Children (1853)

Select Committee Report
The Triumph of Benevolence: The origins of the juvenile justice system in the United States

A. Platt
Part Four: Representations and Realities
Representations of the Young

C. Griffin
Steal to survive: The social crime of working class children 1890-1940

S. Humphries
Delinquency and the Age Structure of Society

D. Greenberg
Young People, Culture and the Construction of Crime: Doing wrong versus doing crime

M. Presdee
Part Five: Welfare, Justice and Risk Management
Children in Trouble

Home Office (1968)
Wider, Stronger and Different Nets: The dialectics of criminal justice reform

J. Austin and B. Krisberg
Corporatism: The third model of juvenile justice

J. Pratt
Explaining and Preventing Crime: The globalisation of knowledge

D. Farrington
Predicting Criminality?: Risk factors, neighbourhood influence and desistance

C. Webster, R. MacDonald and M. Simpson
Restorative Justice for Juveniles: Just a technique or a fully fledged alternative?

L. Walgrave
Part Six: Punitiveness
Entitlement to Cruelty: The end of welfare and the punitive mentality in the United States

J. Simon
Deadly symbiosis: When ghetto and prison meet and mesh

L. Wacquant
Waiver and Juvenile Justice Reform: Widening the punitive net

A. Merlo, P. Benekos and W. Cook
Taking Liberties: Policy and the punitive turn

B. Goldson
Girls at Risk? Reflections on changing attitudes to young women's offending

A. Worrall
Part Seven: International and Comparative Youth Justice
Trends in International Juvenile Justice: What conclusions can be drawn?

J. Junger-Tas
The Globalization of Crime Control - the Case of Youth and Juvenile Justice: Neo-liberalism, policy convergence and international conventions

J. Muncie
Public Safety and the Management of Fear

R. Van Swaaningen
Law and order as a Leftist Project?: The case of Sweden

H. Tham
Conferencing in Australia and New Zealand: Variations, research findings and prospects

K. Daly
Italy: A lesson in tolerance?

D. Nelken
Youth Crime and Crime Control in Contemporary Japan

M. Fenwick
Part Eight: The International Human Rights Framework
Convention on the Rights of the Child

United Nations General Assembly (1989)
Resolution 60/231: Rights of the child

United Nations General Assembly (2006)
General Comment No. 10: Children's rights in juvenile justice

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (2007)
Part Nine: Rights and Justice: Rhetoric and Reality
International Human Rights Law: Imperialist, inept and ineffective? Cultural relativism and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

S. Harris-Short
Global Inequalities

H. Penn
Justice as a Two-Way Street

D. Cook
Juvenile Justice: The 'Unwanted Child': Why the potential of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is not being realized, and what we can do about it

B. Abramson
Juvenile Justice Rhetoric

J. Miller
Part Ten: Abuses and Violations
Expanding Realms of the New Penology: The advent of actuarial justice for juveniles

K. Kempf-Leonard and E. Peterson
Challenging Girls' Invisibility in Juvenile Court

M. Chesney-Lind
The New Removals: Aboriginal youth in the Queensland juvenile justice system

I. O'Connor
Shackled in the Land of Liberty: No rights for children

W. Mohr, R J. Gelles and I.M. Schwartz
Fatal Injustice: Rampant punitiveness, child-prisoner deaths and institutionalised denial - a case for comprehensive independent inquiry in England and Wales

B. Goldson
Part Eleven: Rethinking Juvenile Justice
The Way Forward

P.S. Pinheiro
Challenging the Criminalization of Children and Young People: Securing a rights-based agenda

P. Scraton and D. Haydon
Youth Justice? The impact of system contact on patterns of desistance from offending

L. McAra and S. McVie
Rethinking Youth Justice: Comparative analysis, international human rights and research evidence

B. Goldson and J. Muncie

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