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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Youth Justice

ISBN 9781137339348
Publication Date April 2015
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Focus on Social Work Law

This book provides social work practitioners and allied professionals with an applied understanding of the formal legislation, policy and guidance relating to young people who are considered 'at risk' of, accused of, or convicted of involvement in offending or anti-social behaviour.

Jo Staines is Lecturer in the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK.

1. Introduction
2. Preventing Offending and Understanding its Causes
3. Anti-social Behaviour
4. Arrest and Detention by the Police
5. In the Youth Court
6. Disposal I: Community Sentences
7. Disposal II: Custody
8. Conclusions.


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