Young Offenders: Law, Practice, and Procedure

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Jordans, 2001 - Law - 196 pages
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Over recent years new legislation has made major changes to the treatment of young offenders and the operation of the youth justice system. Young Offenders: Law, Practice and Procedure incorporates all of these developments and provides a comprehensive and practical guide for all practitioners dealing with youth crime. The significant reforms introduced by the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 are taken into account, and the changes in the law brought about by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 are examined. These include two new orders for the sentencing of young offenders - reparation orders and action plan orders - as well as changes to the procedure for existing orders. The book also tackles local child curfew schemes, child safety orders and the requirement of local authorities to establish young offending teams overseen by a new body, The Youth Justice Board. The implications of recent European Court of Human Rights in the Bulger case and the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998 are also fully explored. This new book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date text for practitioners in this complex and changing area.

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Richard Ward is Professor of Public Law and Head of the Department of Law, De Montfort University, Leicester.

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