Tackling juvenile offending has become a key part of crime reduction strategies. The articles selected for this volume examine juvenile offending from various critical perspectives and represent the work of the most influential international figures in the field. The issues addressed include: the different needs and perspectives of youth offenders; whether offenders should be treated differently from others because of their age; recommendations of policy changes; identification of risk factors; issues surrounding the sentencing of juvenile offenders; and the relevance of restorative justice.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction. Part I Youth Offending and Risk Factors: Hunting for the universal risk factor, Stephen Case and Kevin Haines; Power and powerlessness in transition, Monica Barry. Part II Punishment and Juvenile Offenders: Juvenile offenders, Thom Brooks. Part III Juvenile Offending and Sentencing: The inextricable link between age and criminal history in sentencing, Shawn D. Bushway and Anne Morrison Piehl; Deterrence as a principle of youth sentencing: no effect on youth but a significant effect on judges, Carla Cesaroni and Nicholas Bala; Envisioning a juvenile justice system that supports positive youth development, James M. Frabutt, Kristen L. Di Luca and Kelly N. Graves; Cruel and unusual punishment: mandatory sentencing of juveniles tried as adults without the possibility of youth as a mitigating factor, Alison Powers; Pre-sentence reports, magisterial discourse and agency in the youth courts of England and Wales, Jo Phoenix. Part IV Youth Offenders and Restorative Justice: Restorative justice - is more better? The experience of police-led restorative cautioning pilots in Northern Ireland, David O’Mahony and Jonathan Doak; Juvenile victims in restorative justice: findings from the reintegrative shaming experiments, Tali Gal and Shomrom Moyal; Restorative justice and youth justice in England and Wales: one step forward, two steps back, David O’Mahony. Name index.
’The book, and indeed the series, aims to be a thematic easy reference guide of the most influential essays for use by the general public, students, practitioners and academics. The essays selected are incredibly interesting and relevant, as well as providing a well-rounded view of approaches to addressing juvenile offending. I believe that it does achieve its aims and would recommend it as a valuable read to anyone studying, working or simply interested in juvenile offending.’ Prison Service Journal