'An excellent reader. It contains all the basic ingredients of a superb teaching book with the qualities of a thought-provoking text...Should be required reading for all students of criminal justice policy and it will be a valuable teaching resource for all those involved in the delivery of courses on young people, justice and punishment' - Punishment and Society 'This is a valuable student text; carefully collated and with an abuntant array of material...and will surely become a widely used course reader. For the practitioner and general reader it is a book to dip into, a means to access debates and remind oneself of the ebb and flow of policy' - Youth Justice Youth Justice brings together for the first time the most influential international contributors to the emergent field of youth justice studies. Youth Justice provides: * a critical introduction to the intellectual reframing of the history, theory, policy and practice of youth justice.
* an essential resource of key debates and controversies from across the range of disciplines engaged in the study of youth in the social sciences * editorial essays at the beginning of each substantive section of the volume * specially commissioned chapters at the end of each section, which place the readings in their theoretical and historical context. The Reader is the set text for The Open University course, Youth Justice, Penality and Social Control (D864).