The Social Impact of Custody on Young People in the Criminal Justice System

Authors: Paterson-Young, Claire, Hazenberg, Richard, Bajwa-Patel, Meanu

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  • Uses an innovative Social Impact Model to assess the experience and outcomes of children in the youth justice system
  • Builds on the emerging theme in youth justice to focus on the whole child and outcomes rather than processes
  • Argues that that the youth justice system in the UK needs an overhaul that is centred around holistic approaches
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This book explores the journey of young people through a Secure Training Centre and, more generally, the criminal justice system in the UK. It examines the extent to which young people have been failed by the system at every stage of their lives, with incarceration used as a means of removing ‘the problem’ from society. To explore this process, the authors utilise an integrated theoretical framework to develop a new rehabilitative approach focused on developing positive outcomes for young people. The book deploys a social impact measurement methodology to evaluate the experience and outcomes of youth justice interventions at a Secure Training Centre. Such an approach provides a fresh perspective on the youth justice debate which has traditionally utilised outcome data to measure immediate impact relating to recidivism and is therefore not focused on the young person holistically. Using a social impact framework to evaluate youth justice, underpinned by an integrated theoretical framework, allows for assessment to be made which place the young person at the centre of evaluation.

About the authors

Claire Paterson-Young is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton, UK. Claire’s completed a large research project measuring the impact of secure accommodation on young people in the criminal justice system. She has significant experience working in youth and restorative justice, social impact and safeguarding.

Richard Hazenberg is Professor of Social Innovation at the Institute of Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton, UK. Richard has managed several international and national research projects for the University including projects funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), Horizon 2020 (H2020) and Big Lottery Fund.

Meanu Bajwa-Patel is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Social Innovation and Impact at the University of Northampton, UK. Meanu has considerable experience of teaching students at secondary level and trainee teachers. Her research includes working with families of children with SEND, schools and disadvantaged young people and she has managed both national and European research projects.

Reviews

“This is an important book that deserves a wide readership. While there is an emerging consensus among policy makers, academics and practitioners that children should only be imprisoned as a last resort, the evidence base in relation to the experiences of children deprived of their liberty remains underdeveloped. This work goes a considerable way to filling that gap by adopting a rigorous approach to measuring outcomes for children held in the secure estate. Drawing on extensive interviews with children and staff in a secure training centre, the authors make a compelling case for limiting the use of child incarceration to a minimum and for radical reform for provision of support to those children in secure settings.” (Dr Tim Bateman, Reader in Youth Justice, University of Bedfordshire, UK)

“In a wider societal system which in so many ways fails children and young people, the Youth Justice system is expected to rectify the mess. With the Taylor report criticising its focus on punitive and ineffective approaches, we have lacked the cohesive linking up of well-evidenced research to provide an alternative.  Science shows us that ‘shame’ and ‘guilt’ approaches don’t work with victims of developmental and other trauma: yet they continue to form the foundation of the YJ approach.  This volume draws together the lessons from the past, and a realistic view of the present, and the current and past research, in a coherent narrative that simply lets the evidence talk sense.  I hope we can all read it and build on it.” (Jim Clifford OBE, Co-founder of IAAM, The Adoption Bond, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Impact of Custody on Young People in the Criminal Justice System
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18422-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18422-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18421-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 219
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations
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