Youth Justice and Child Protection
320 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Sep 2006
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Youth Justice and Child Protection

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This book is an examination of recent developments in the areas of youth justice and child protection. It investigates how well young people and the societies in which they live are served by judicial and service systems. Consideration is given to those in care - in young offenders' institutions, foster families and residential homes - as well as those living with their families.A broad range of international experts discuss the largely segregated youth justice and children's legal and service systems in England and Wales, other parts of Western Europe and the US, and compare these with Scotland's integrated system. The implications of these arrangements are considered for the rights of children and parents on the one hand and society on the other. The contributors also provide insights into the rationale for current and proposed policies, as well as the efficacy of different systems.This book will be an important reference for policy-makers, social workers, lawyers, magistrates and equivalent decision makers, health professionals, carers, and all those working in youth justice and child protection. It is highly relevant for academics and students interested in children, citizenship, youth crime, child welfare and state-family relations.
RELATED TOPICS: Criminology, Law, Social Work
'This book is a useful reference for all those working in criminal justice, child protection or the interface between both, including social workers, health professionals, lawyers and those involved in developing policy in this area.'- British Journal of Psychiatry'This book is a treasury of contributions providing insights into the history of policy and judicial and professional responses to youth offending, and the mix with child protection in the last 60 years.'- Health and Social Care in the Community'This book would be useful for dramatherapists working within or seeing young people.'- Dramatherapy'It is an authoritative addition to the small but growing literature on comparative youth justice and child protection. Its strength lies in its critique of prevailing orthodoxy and deserves attention from scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers who profess a concern with the welfare of troubled children.'- Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law
Malcolm Hill is Research Professor at the University of Strathclyde and was for 10 years Director of the Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society. He has researched and written on a wide range of topics concerning children, families, child welfare policies and services. Andrew Lockyer is Professor of Citizenship and Social Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Glasgow. He was formerly a children's panel member and authority chair. He has written on children and the state, children's rights, citizenship education and the Scottish Children's Hearings System. Fred Stone was Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. He practised for many years as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and was a member of the Kilbrandon Committee, whose report led to wide-ranging changes in the Scottish law and services dealing with young people who offend and child protection. He also chaired the Glasgow Children's Panel Advisory Committee and lectured and wrote on child development and psychiatry.
Preface. Introduction: The Principles and Practice of Compulsory Intervention when Children are `At Risk' or Engage in Criminal Behaviour. Malcolm Hill, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Andrew Lockyer, University of Glasgow, and Fred Stone, Professor Emeritus, University of Glasgow. Part 1: Different Approaches to the Youth Justice-Child Care and Protection Interface. 1. Approaching Youth Crime through Welfare and Punishment: The Finnish Perspective, Johanna Korpinen and Tarja Poso, University of Tampere, Finland 2. The Interface Between Youth Justice and Child Protection in Ireland. Helen Buckley and Eoin O'Sullivan, University of Dublin, Trinity College. 3. Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice in the USA: A Practice Perspective. Mark Creekmore, University of Michigan. 4. Juvenile Crime and the Justice System in Sweden. Anna Hollander and Michael Tarnfalk, Stockholm University. 5. Child Protection and the `Juvenile Secure Estate' in England and Wales: Controversies, Complexities and Concerns, Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool. Part 2: Trends in Child Protection and Youth Policy. 6. Developments in Child Protection, Jim Ennis, Foster Care Associates, Scotland. 7. The Relationship between Youth Justice and Child Welfare in England and Wales, Anthony Bottoms, University of Cambridge, and Vicky Kemp, Legal Services Research Centre. 8. Change, Evidence, Challenges: Youth Justice Developments in Scotland, Bill Whyte, University of Edinburgh. 9. Assessing How Well Systems Work: The Example of Scottish Children's Hearing, Sally Kuenssberg, NHS Greater Glasgow Board. 10. The Scottish Children's Hearing System: Thinking About Effectiveness. Lorraine Waterhouse, University of Edinburgh. Part 3: Decision-making and Rights. 11. The Place of Lay Participation in Decision-Making, Barbara Reid and Ian Gillan, University of Glasgow. 12. Children's Justice: A View from America. Donald N. Duquette, University of Michigan. 13. Children's Rights and Juvenile Justice, David Archard, University of Lancaster. 14. The Implications of the European Convention on Human Rights in the Context of Children's Right for the Scottish Children's Hearing System. Kathleen Marshall, Commissioner for Children and Young People, Scotland. 15. Conclusions, Andrew Lockyer, Fred Stone and Malcolm Hill. References. Index.
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