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Cultural Perspectives on Youth Justice

Connecting Theory, Policy and International Practice

Editors: Arnull, Elaine, Fox, Darrell (Eds.)

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About this book

Young people, crime and delinquency are words that are commonly linked in public perception and young people are often blamed for social ills. Their deviancy and threat to social control has been held to be a social fact from Plato to today. This book subjects that ‘fact’ to critical examination through consideration of youth justice systems in six different countries, drawing on sociological and criminological analysis as well as expert practitioner opinion.
This book's comparative, cultural approach allows for consideration of the impact of new and emergent systems of communication and discourse and considers how these may impact future constructions of delinquency at a local and global level. Understanding changing constructions of delinquency, the systems and responses we already have and their strengths and weaknesses enables critique about what we do and what we know, and allows us to imagine how it might be otherwise.

About the authors

Elaine Arnull is Reader in Social Work and Social Policy at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research is focused on the area of delinquency, with especial interest in young people and in substance use. She is the author of books in both of these areas. 
Darrell Fox is Assistant Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada. His research interests include independent advocacy approaches for children and young people involved in the welfare and justice system and alternative intervention programs, such as music and yoga with disaffected youth.

Reviews

“Arnull and Fox’s exploration of theoretical, policy and international perspectives provides a contemporary, timely and original contribution to the developing body of knowledge concerning the youth justice discipline. With the current ascending focus on internationalisation within the social sciences, this text draws together globalised standpoints regarding youth crime and youth justice in a changing world, one which examines in compelling detail comparative criminology from previously under-researched countries within their respective historical contexts. Aspects of ‘best practice’ are revealed in the most unexpected of locations and policy-makers would be hard-pressed not to take note. Transcending the fields of youth justice, social work, probation, sociology and criminology, this text is an invaluable resource for academics, students and practitioners alike.” (Vicky Palmer, Senior Lecturer/Course Leader - BA (Hons) Youth Justice, Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arnull, Elaine

    Pages 1-15

  • Theoretical Perspectives: Delinquency

    Arnull, Elaine (et al.)

    Pages 17-52

  • England and Wales: Risk and Responsibility

    Arnull, Elaine

    Pages 55-85

  • Croatia: From Welfare to Responsibility

    Dolezal, Dalibor

    Pages 87-108

  • Canada: Community, Reintegration, Restoration and Aboriginal Responses

    Fox, Darrell

    Pages 111-130

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43397-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-43396-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Perspectives on Youth Justice
Book Subtitle
Connecting Theory, Policy and International Practice
Editors
  • Elaine Arnull
  • Darrell Fox
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43397-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-43397-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43396-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 228
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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