Understanding modern juvenile justice: the organisational context of service provision

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Avebury, 1996 - Law - 227 pages
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Understanding Modern Juvenile Justice supplements existing accounts of intermediate treatment and juvenile justice by developing an empirical and theoretically-informed description and analysis of the relevance of organizational issues for the provision and management of juvenile justice services in a modern social services department.The central importance of social services departments for organisational and managerial aspects of service provision in the juvenile court, whilst important, have largely been underplayed or are missing from more traditional accounts. Based on research conducted in one local authority area, this book charts the development of services for juvenile offenders, locating these within the major organizational structures and management contexts as these have developed over a period of almost twenty years. Particular attention is focused on the period around the end of the 1980s and early 1990s, and on the nature and implications of modern managerialism for the delivery of juvenile justice services. Our understanding of these developments and in particular the modern period, is enhanced by locating modern organizational structures and processes in the context of a more thoroughgoing sociological account of the conditions and characteristics of modernity.

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A brief history of intermediate treatment
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Figures and tables
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3 Outline structure of early developments
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