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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2311.2006.00403.x|
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Studies of international youth justice, punishment and control are in their infancy but the issues of globalisation, transnationalisation, policy transfer and localisation are gradually being addressed. There also appears a growing demand in policy and pressure group circles in the UK to learn more about other jurisdictions in order to emulate ‘best practice’ and avoid the worst excesses of punitive populism. However, existing comparative work in this area rarely ventures much beyond country specific descriptions of historical development, powers and procedures. Statistical comparisons – predominantly of custody rates – are becoming more sophisticated but remain beset with problems of partial and inaccurate data collection. The extent to which different countries do things differently, and how and why such difference is maintained, remains a relatively unexcavated territory. This article suggests a conceptually comparative framework in which degrees of international, national and local convergence and divergence can begin to be revealed and assessed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)|
|Depositing User:||John Muncie|
|Date Deposited:||06 Oct 2011 09:29|
|Last Modified:||18 Jan 2016 11:15|
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Responsibilisation and Rights: explorations in comparative youth criminology. (deposited 30 Mar 2007)
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