The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Youth Justice Handbook - Theory, Policy and Practice

Taylor, Wayne; Earle, Rod and Hester, Richard eds. (2009). Youth Justice Handbook - Theory, Policy and Practice. Cullompton: Willan.

URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/97818439271...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

What knowledge and skills do you need to practise effectively as a professional within the youth justice system? What values should inform your work with children and young people subject to criminal justice sanctions? These are the central questions addressed by the editors and contributors in this comprehensive new text.

The Youth Justice Handbook provides an essential resource for practitioners in youth justice as well as those who are studying the subject as part of their training or an academic course. Its aim is to equip practitioners in youth justice and the wider children’s workforce with an understanding of key theoretical concepts from a range of disciplines that might inform and enhance their work. It encourages a critical interrogation of the ideas that underpin practice by drawing on social constructionist approaches to issues such as ‘child development’, ‘crime’ and ‘punishment’ and related concepts. It provides a descriptive account of current practice in areas such as community corrections and incarceration, examining the evidence base for this and suggesting – where appropriate – alternative strategies.

The key objective of the Handbook is to provide students with the confidence to critically reflect on the ideas and debates that currently influence the work undertaken with young people as well as those that may shape practice in the future. By equipping them with the basic skills of analysis and an understanding of key themes and developments, it aims to further promote their progression as reflective practitioners and autonomous learners.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Open University
ISBN: 1-84392-716-0, 978-1-84392-716-7
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 33659
Depositing User: Rod Earle
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 08:58
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33659
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk