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Youth justice: in a child's best interests?

Muncie, John and Goldson, Barry (2013). Youth justice: in a child's best interests? In: Simon, Jonathan and Sparks, Richard eds. The Sage Handbook of Punishment and Society. London: Sage, pp. 341–355.

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[About the book]

The project of interpreting contemporary forms of punishment means exploring the social, political, economic, and historical conditions in the society in which those forms arise. The SAGE Handbook of Punishment and Society draws together this disparate and expansive field of punishment and society into one compelling new volume.

Headed by two of the leading scholars in the field, Jonathan Simon and Richard Sparks have crafted a comprehensive and definitive resource that illuminates some of the key themes in this complex area - from historical and prospective issues to penal trends and related contributions through theory, literature and philosophy. Incorporating a stellar and international line-up of contributors the book addresses issues such as: capital punishment, the civilising process, gender, diversity, inequality, power, human rights and neoliberalism.

This engaging, vibrantly written collection will be captivating reading for academics and researchers in criminology, penology, criminal justice, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy and politics.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 John Muncie and Barry Goldson
ISBN: 1-84860-675-3, 978-1-84860-675-3
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
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Item ID: 35622
Depositing User: John Muncie
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:43
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