Revival: Understanding Youth Crime (2003): An Australian Study

1st Edition

Mark Lynch, John S. Western

Published January 25, 2019
Reference - 234 Pages
ISBN 9781138709072 - CAT# Y324356
Series: Routledge Revivals

For Instructors Request Inspection Copy

was $40.00


SAVE ~$8.00

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


This title was first published in 2003. Adolescence is popularly understood as a transitional phase of turbulence and extremes. It is also often associated with 'trouble'. Criminal justice statistics, however, reveal that youth criminality remains a relatively rare phenomenon, less than one percent of the total adolescent population in any given year. This exceptional book is based upon a major Australian research programme to consider the key social factors impacting upon the lives of young people. A sample of 1,300 young people was divided into three major subgroups: a 'control' group, drawn from state secondary schools and closely approximating the general population; a chronically marginalized cohort representing a 'vulnerable group', and a group of offenders, most of whom were incarcerated at the time of the research. With its rich data source and highly integrated structure, the book makes a major contribution to our understanding of adolescent criminality and associated policy both in Australia and internationally.


We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.

Request an
e-inspection copy

Share this Title