Violence Against Children in the Criminal Justice System: Global Perspectives on Prevention

1st Edition

Wendy O'Brien, Cédric Foussard

Routledge
September 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138340220 - CAT# K394103
Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

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Summary

Children who come into conflict with the law are more likely to have experienced violence or adversity than their non-offending peers. Exacerbating the deleterious effects of this childhood trauma, children’s contact with the criminal justice system poses undue risks of physical, sexual, and psychological violence. This book examines the specific forms of violence that children experience through their contact with the criminal justice system.

Comprising contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in children’s rights and youth justice, this book profiles evidence-based prevention strategies and case studies from around the world. It illustrates the diversity of contexts in which various forms of violence against children unfold and advances knowledge about both the nature and extent of violence against children in criminal justice settings, and the specific situational factors that contribute to, or inhibit, the successful implementation of violence prevention strategies. It demonstrates that specialised child justice systems, in which children’s rights are upheld, are crucial in preventing the violence inherent to conventional criminal justice regimes.

Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will be of interest to students and researchers engaged in studies of criminology and criminal Justice, youth justice, victimology, crime prevention, and children’s rights.

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