By Jane Pickford
Permitting readers to enhance the information, talents and values which aid early life justice perform, this publication additionally offers scholars with an knowing of the debates inside adolescence justice coverage and perform, together with the competing problems with welfare and justice. advent; Values and ethics in early life justice social paintings; the improvement of adlescent justice philosophies, legislation and guidelines; Criminological theories when it comes to adolescents who offend; the present criminal framework of sweet sixteen justice perform; operating inside a formative years Offending group and within the formative years justice method; Assessing youth; operating with teens; operating with others; taking a look ahead; end; References; Index
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Distinguishing between different types of children and young people who come before the justice system. This involves differentiating those who need help from those who deserve punishment; serious offenders from non-serious offenders; persistent offenders from those whose behaviour, it is believed, can be ‘nipped in the bud’; Sequencing strategy. g. a justice approach in relation to trial and conviction – a welfare approach in relation to mitigation and sentencing; pre-trial/court diversionary schemes.
The issue of discrimination of young people within the youth justice system has been examined and the need for anti-discriminatory practice identified. It is essential that future practice is enhanced by the integration of theories of working with young people, young people in trouble as well as evidence-based best practice. Ensuring that this is done within the context of recognising and valuing difference and the impact that such differences have on young people is vital in becoming a fully reflective practitioner.
In essence, therefore, restorative justice prompts rehabilitation and as a consequence falls within a positivistic criminological analysis, believing in the reformation of the subject. As such its natural home is, perhaps, within a welfare-oriented perspective. QXD 26/9/06 12:35 pm Page 37 Chapter 2 The development of youth justice philosophies, laws and policies Prior to the introduction of the referral order, other sentences were available (and still are) that fell within the restorative ethos.
Youth Justice And Social Work (Transforming Social Work Practice) by Jane Pickford