the criminology and criminal justice network
In a six by eight foot jail cell there’s barely room for a bunk, a seatless toilet, and a postage-sized sink. The only other space you have in jail is in your head, and even that gets crowded with all the people you carry around in there who you resent for the things they did to you.
The world is pretty small when you’re locked up, especially if you’re a kid doing time with a healthy body that needs to move, energy sizzling through you like high tension wires, your emotions…Continue
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In England and Wales, the Youth Justice System appears to be in a fluid state that is full of controversy, ironies and contradictions, as well as being made up of continuously shifting alliances between policies and practises of the ‘authoritarian, the restorative, the retributive and the productive’ (Muncie, J. 2009: 387). The causes of such fluidity can be attributed to the media’s exacerbations and sensationalisations of certain aspects of youth culture and supposed…Continue
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Chapter Three – We Have Been “Tough on Youth Crime and Tough on the Causes of Youth Criminality”, Perhaps it is Now Time for a “Fresh Start”.
3.1 – The Use of Restorative Justice Within the Youth Justice System and the Emphasis Put Upon Alternative Sanctions for Young Offenders. Is This the Beginning of Our ‘Fresh Start’?
The criminal justice system in England and Wales is rife with competing views, contradictions…Continue
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Chapter Two – Getting Soft on Young Offenders? A Critical Examination into Public Opinion and Attitudes of the Punishment, Welfare and Control of Youth Crime and Young People.
2.1 - Public Opinion and Attitudes towards the Youth Justice System and Youth Offending Service with Regards to Their Methods of Reducing and Preventing Youth Crime and Criminality:
A common question in England and Wales is whether or not…Continue
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Should the Youth Justice System be based on Values of Punishment, Welfare or Both?
The main aim of the Youth Justice System, with regards to the sentencing of young offenders, has always been a highly debated topic within our late modern society. There are a number of things that can influence the construction of youth justice policy and practise by changing public opinion; various significant events, such as the…Continue
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In this case study I have chosen to look into an area of crime that has been at the centre of the criminal justice systems debate over the contradiction between punishment, restoration and rehabilitation. The subject of Youth Crime and especially Youth Gangs has been a concern of the public and authorities for decades, however only within the past twenty years has the topic been much of a threat or concern with regards to rising crime rates and a change in the public’s idea of what is to be…Continue
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