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Young People, Crime and Justice
     

Young People, Crime and Justice

by Roger Hopkins Burke
 

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This book is about the involvement of young people in criminality and the subsequent response of the authorities to their activities. It provides a comprehensive and detailed introduction to these themes, and is intended primarily for second- or third-level undergraduates or those commencing postgraduate studies in this area. It is also an extremely useful textbook

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This book is about the involvement of young people in criminality and the subsequent response of the authorities to their activities. It provides a comprehensive and detailed introduction to these themes, and is intended primarily for second- or third-level undergraduates or those commencing postgraduate studies in this area. It is also an extremely useful textbook for students taking courses in youth justice or training for work in the youth justice system.

The book is divided into three parts: the first part, 'Young People, Criminality and Criminal Justice' traces the development of young people from their social construction as children and adolescents; part two, 'Explaining Youth Criminal Behaviour', considers the various criminological explanations – and the relevant empirical evidence to support these – of why it is that young people offend; and part three 'The Contemporary Youth Justice System and its Critics' examines the origins, foundations, implementation and parameters of the contemporary youth justice system.

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"An accessible, comprehensive text providing an up-to-date account of key issues in youth crime. A key strength is the reflective nature of the book which will engage the reader in understanding the complex study of young people, crime and justice."

Dr Daniel Marshall, Lecturer in Criminology, Anglia Ruskin University, UK

"This extended second edition of Young People, Crime and Justice brings the well-received first edition right up to date contextually, procedurally, politically and theoretically. Through his logical and comprehensive approach Roger Hopkins-Burke brings clarity to the messy and contested areas of youth crime and justice without sacrificing detail. The author’s logical approach, practical summaries and review questions ensures it will become standard issue to students of youth justice."

Dr Jo Deakin, Lecturer in Criminal Justice, University of Manchester, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134001828
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
314
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Roger Hopkins Burke is Criminology Subject Leader, Division of Criminology, Public Health and Policy Studies, Nottingham Trent University. His current research interests are the development of criminological theory and young people and crime. Recent publications include Young People, Crime and Justice (Willan Publishing, 2008).


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