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Referral Orders: Some Reflections on Policy Transfer and 'What Works'

Earle, Rod; Newburn, Tim and Crawford, Adam (2002). Referral Orders: Some Reflections on Policy Transfer and 'What Works'. Youth Justice, 2(3) pp. 141–150.

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Abstract

In a recent article in this journal, John Muncie (2002) argued that contemporary youth justice was increasingly influenced by ideas imported from abroad. Most notably, he suggested, the dominant influence consisted of a ‘partial and piecemeal’ selection of elements of restorative justice from Australasia and Scotland, together with the utilization of a more American-influenced ‘what works’ agenda. Using the example of Referral Orders, this article challenges his contention that this provides a ‘dubious basis for reform’. We argue that in fact the Referral Orders’ pilots were both a positive example of policy transfer and, though not unproblematic, were also illustrative of some of the important aspects of the ‘what works’ agenda.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 1747-6283
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: 69109
Depositing User: Rod Earle
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 12:11
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 12:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/69109
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