Youth Justice and Social Work

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SAGE Publications, Jul 6, 2012 - Social Science - 256 pages
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It is vital for social work students and practitioners to understand the complexities of the youth justice system. This fully revised second edition analyses and puts into context several pieces of new legislation such as the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, the Youth Rehabilitation Order 2009 and the new Youth Conditional Caution. Carefully selected case studies and summaries of contemporary research help to underpin this accessible and essential resource. Ideal for students on placement, this new edition enables the reader to follow complex and often difficult legislation and law.

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1 Values ethics and human rights issues in youth justice social work
2 The development of youth justice philosophies laws and policies
3 Criminological theories in relation to young people who offend
4 The laws and sentencing framework of contemporary youth justice practice
5 Working within a youth offending team and in the youth justice system
6 Assessing young people
7 Working with young people
Developing your career and proposed youth justice reforms

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About the author (2012)

Jane Pickford is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology at the University of East London. She has extensive experience of working within the youth justice field, particularly within the court arena for a London Youth Offending Service.

Paul Dugmore is clinical lecturer in social work and senior social worker in the Child and Family Department at the Tavistock Clinic, part of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

His post is split equally between clinical work and teaching. Clinically, Paul is based in a CAMHS team working with children individually, with parents or with families. He teaches on courses within the CAMHS cluster where he is organising tutor for the MA - From Safeguarding to Permanence: Psychodynamic and Systemic Therapeutic Practice with Children in Complex Settings. He has also led on a capacity building programme relating to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of children. Paul is undertaking doctoral research focussing on how social workers engage with children’s emotional lives and is currently undertaking training in Video Feedback Intervention to Promote Positive Parenting (VIPP) and the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment (DMM) at the Tavistock Clinic.

He retains an interest in social work supervision, practice learning and the ASYE programme.

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