Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice

Edited by Kerry Baker and Alex Sutherland

Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements and Youth Justice

Edited by Kerry Baker and Alex Sutherland

Distributed for Bristol University Press

152 pages
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781847422156 Published February 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) are now one of the central features of government policy in the UK for managing the risk presented by violent and sexual offenders. Although there has been research and debate concerning the use of MAPPA with adult offenders, their application to young people has received relatively little attention until now. Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements & Youth Justice extends the existing literature on public protection. It provides a detailed exploration of MAPPA policy and practice in order to prompt further debate about the implications of the risk paradigm for young people and youth justice practitioners. In the book, key academics, practitioners and policy makers consider a range of theoretical and practical issues raised by the introduction of MAPPA including risk and children’s rights, the use of professional discretion by practitioners, alternative approaches to risk management and suggestions for future policy development. It will be of interest to both professionals and academics working with young offenders and in youth justice.
Introduction - Alex Sutherland and Kerry Baker

Setting the scene: risk, welfare and rights - Sarah Jones and Kerry Baker

MAPPA: learning the lessons for young offenders- Hazel Kemshall and Jason Wood

YOTs & MAPPA: past problems, current challenges and future prospects - Alex Sutherland

Promoting public protection in youth justice: challenges for policy and practice - David Monk

Young people, serious offending and managing risk: a Scottish perspective - Fergus McNeill

MAPPA as 'risk in action': discretion and decision making - Kerry Baker

MAPPA for kids: discourses of security, risk and children's rights - Noel Whitty

Conclusion - Kerry Baker and Alex Sutherland
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