British Journal of Community Justice

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer

An Exploration of the Impacts That Experiencing Domestic Violence Can Have on a Child's Primary School Education: View of Educational Staff
IntroductionThe issue of domestic violence (DV) was neither recognised nor accepted as a societal problem prior to the 1970s (McHugh & Frieze, 2006). More recently, perceptions of DV have been transformed from a private, unrecognised phenomenon,...
Community Courts to Address Youth Offending: A Lost Opportunity?
IntroductionThe focus on youth offending and youth justice policy is timely due to the significant impact spending cuts have had on youth services, stubbornly high re-offending rates (up to 68%) for those leaving youth custody (NACRO, 2011; Ministry...
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Youth Justice Board consults on in-year budget cutsThe Youth Justice Board (YJB) for England and Wales has been consulting the sector on its proposals to reduce its expenditure in 2015-16 by £13.5 million. This is a result of the Secretary of State for...
Foundations for Youth Justice: Positive Approaches to Practice
FOUNDATIONS FOR YOUTH JUSTICE: POSITIVE APPROACHES TO PRACTICE Anne Robinson (2014) Bristol: Policy Press, pp 340 (pbk) £21.99 ISBN 978-1-4473-0698-6Foundations for Youth Justice offers a refreshing perspective on how we work with young people who come...
Law and Order Conservatism and Youth Justice: Outcomes and Effects in Canada and England and Wales
IntroductionIn Canada and the UK, law and order conservatism has for more than a decade been a preeminent political discourse in the conceptualization of youth crime. More than ten years ago both countries introduced new legislation with the aim of reducing...
Life Stories in Development: Thoughts on Narrative Methods with Young People
IntroductionHuman beings are natural story-tellers (McAdams & McLean, 2013); we habitually create narratives to give purpose and meanings to our lives, actions and identities. It is also argued that stories serve a variety of social functions, including...
Putting Education at the Heart of Custody? the Views of Children on Education in a Young Offender Institution
Transforming Youth CustodyThinking about education in prison has been on the recent policy agenda of government. The United Kingdom coalition government between 2010 and 2015 sought to make significant changes to the composition of the youth justice...
Residential Children's Homes and the Youth Justice System. Identity, Power and Perceptions
RESIDENTIAL CHILDREN'S HOMES AND THE YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM. IDENTITY, POWER AND PERCEPTIONS Julie Shaw (2014) Palgrave Macmillan. pp208. (pbk) £58.00. ISBN 978-1-137-31960-9Julie Shaw's Residential Children's Homes and the Youth Justice System is a much...
Taking Stock of Youth Justice
The call for this special issue 'Taking Stock of Youth Justice' went out before the recent general election in the UK, when a range of possibilities for the future of youth justice could be seen in the policies of different political parties. Now the...
The Punishment Imperative: The Rise and Failure of Mass Incarceration in America
THE PUNISHMENT IMPERATIVE: THE RISE AND FAILURE OF MASS INCARCERATION IN AMERICA Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost (2014). New York: New York University Press, pp 258 (hdbk) £19.99. ISBN 978-0-8147-1719-6Clear and Frost introduce their book by defining...
Women, Punishment and Social Justice: Human Rights and Penal Practices
WOMEN, PUNISHMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: HUMAN RIGHTS AND PENAL PRACTICES Margaret Malloch and Gill Mclvor (eds) (2013). London and New York: Routledge: Taylor and Francis group, pp 222 (Pbk) £34.99. ISBN: 978-0-4156-3717-6This book manages that difficult...
Young Offenders: Crime, Prison and Struggles for Desistance
YOUNG OFFENDERS: CRIME, PRISON AND STRUGGLES FOR DESISTANCE Mark Halsey and Simone Duggan (2015) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 280 (hbk) £60.00 ISBN 978-1137411211This book is ambitious, bold and deeply insightful. It is also often a troubling...
Youth Justice, Participation and Radical Moral Communitarianism
IntroductionThere are promising developments in the field of youth justice namely as a result of reduced central prescription. There appears to be the possibility that professionals will have greater freedom to develop practices that are more inclusive...
Youth Justice: Past, Present and Future
IntroductionYouth justice is a messy, complex and contested area (Smith, 2007) that has seen dramatic changes in its nature and implementation over recent decades. Developments in youth justice policy and practice during this period have been characterised...
'Youth Justice Practice Is Just Messy' Youth Offending Team Practitioners: Culture and Identity
IntroductionThe delivery of youth justice services has an important and long standing relationship with practitioners' understanding of the philosophy underlying the aims of youth justice work. Youth justice is an ever changing and evolving field of...
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