Dictionary of youth justice

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Willan, 2008 - Law - 465 pages
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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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