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Referral Orders

Earle, Rod (2008). Referral Orders. In: Goldson, Barry ed. The Youth Justice Dictionary. Abingdon: Willan Publishing.

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Abstract

Referral orders are the standard sentence in England and Wales for children and young people pleading guilty to a first conviction unless the court decides to pass an immediate custodial sentence; an absolute discharge (for some very minor offences); or a hospital order (under mental health legislation). Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the order – other than it being almost mandatory – is that it devolves decisions regarding the content of the order to a panel of community volunteers.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2008 Barry Goldson and contributors
ISBN: 1-84392-294-0, 978-1-84392-294-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 69096
Depositing User: Rod Earle
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 11:12
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 11:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/69096
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