Publications

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Published: 2009

Barry, M. and McNeill, F. (eds) (2009) Youth Offending and Youth Justice. Series: Research highlights. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Summary

How is the modern world shaping young people and youth crime? What impact is this having on the latest policies and practice? Are current youth justice services working? With contributions from leading researchers in the field, this book offers an insightful, scholarly and critical analysis of such key issues.

Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and  penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice.

Drawing on a wide range of high-quality research, this book will enrich the work of practitioners, managers, policy-makers, students and academics in social work, youth work, criminal justice and youth justice in the UK and beyond.

Monica Barry is a senior research fellow at the Glasgow School of Social Work, and an honorary senior research fellow at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. She is author of Youth Offending in Transition: The Search for Social Recognition and editor of Youth Policy and Social Inclusion: Critical Debates with Young People, both published by Routledge. Fergus McNeill is Professor of Criminology & Social Work at the Glasgow School of Social Work, a joint initiative of the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, and Network Leader at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. He is co-author of Reducing Reoffending: Social Work and Community Justice in Scotland, published by Willan.