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In this first edition, I will be discussing briefly on "Security" since the essence of Criminal justice System is to provide…Continue
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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1.1 - The Labelling of Young People as ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Deviant’ Criminals in Late Modern Societies:
The concept of ‘deviancy’ is at the heart of youth criminality; however, the deviant behaviours and attitudes that young people often adopt are not inherently criminal. These attitudes and behaviours are absorbed by young people through mass labelling and stigmatisation by; society, the media and new trends in fashion, music, gaming and cinema. This…Continue
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Chapter One – Past Perceptions of Young Offenders and the Demonisation of Youths by Society as an Exacerbation of Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.
1.1 - The History of Youth Crime, Previous Public Perceptions of Young People and the Emergence and Development of Youth Cultures in Post War Britain:
Becker’s (1963), cited in, Pietersen (1997: 346), labelling theory, describes how…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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