Dictionary of youth justice
This Dictionary explicitly addresses the historical, legal, theoretical, organisational, policy, practice, research and evidential contexts within which 'modern' youth justice in the UK and beyond is located. The entries cover a spectrum of theoretical orientations and conceptual perspectives and engage explicitly with the key statutory provisions and policy and practice imperatives within each of the three UK jurisdictions. It is a key resource for researchers, policy-makers, managers, practitioners and students.The Dictionary:begins with an introductory chapter that maps the key shifts in contemporary national and international youth justice systems;contains over 300 alphabetically arranged entries - written by almost 100 experts in the respective fields - that explicitly address the core components of youth justice in England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland;provides specifically tailored recommended key texts and sources in respect of each entry;is closely cross-referenced and contains a detailed index to assist readers to make connections between and across entries;includes a detailed 'Directory of Agencies' that relate to youth justice in each of the three UK jurisdictions;is compiled and edited by one of the UK's leading authorities in youth justice.
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