Foundations for Youth Justice

Positive Approaches to Practice

Anne Robinson

Foundations for Youth Justice

Anne Robinson

Distributed for Bristol University Press

304 pages | 23 figures, 9 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2014
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781447306986 Published November 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $111.00 ISBN: 9781447306993 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
How can youth justice refocus its attention on the rights and perspectives of young people in transition? Foundations for Youth Justice outlines youth justice practices in their current state of flux in the United Kingdom as New Labour policies receive direction under the vastly different Coalition Government. Anne Robinson explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the center. She outlines the risks and problems that modern society creates for them and asks when, and how, society should respond to youth behaviors that cause harm to others. The result is a bold—and realistic—remodelling of youth justice practices. 

Section 1: Theories and concepts of youth and justice
Growing up in the modern world
Young people at the margins
Youth justice histories
Youth justice - present and future

Section 2: Issues for young people
The transition from school to work
Sex and relationships
Mental health and well-being
Growing up in public care
Telling tales of alcohol and drugs
The anti-social behaviour agenda

Section 3: Issues for youth justice practice
Aspects of risk
Safeguarding young people
Collaborative and multi-agency working
Prevention and pre-court intervention
Challenging practice in the courts
Restorative justice and the referral order initiative
Working with young people on community orders
Imprisoning young people

Review Quotes
Tim Bateman, University of Bedfordshire
“As the New Labour youth justice orthodoxy begins to unravel, Robinson delivers precisely what is required. She offers a radical but realistic prescription for youth justice practice based on an understanding of young people as active protagonists in determining their own future, albeit in adverse circumstances. The book deserves a wide audience.” 
Professional Social Work
“This is a very welcome book. . . . There are useful ‘implications for practice’ sections at the end of each chapter as well as recommendations for further reading. . . . A book that should certainly appeal to both students and practitioners of youth justice.”
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