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The perfect storm - a moment for decarceration

Hester, Richard (2012). The perfect storm - a moment for decarceration. Dialogue in Praxis: A Social Work International Journal, 1(1-2) pp. 27–39.

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Abstract

The metaphorical use of the term ‘perfect storm’ has been applied to the conditions that led to a decrease in the level of incarceration for children in England and Wales in the 1980s. The three main factors seen as contributing to this reduction were; the prevailing economic conditions that exposed the spiralling cost of incarceration, a pragmatic political administration that became receptive to professional bodies in criminal justice organisations with practice and research expertise, and a radical, organised set of practitioners, passionate about the abolition of custody as a response to criminal behaviour by children and young people.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 Inter University Centre, Dubrovnik
ISSN: 2232-3953
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 30079
Depositing User: Richard Hester
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 16:15
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2017 04:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30079
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