Section 1: Theories and concepts of youth and justice; Growing up in the modern world; Young people at the margins; Youth justice histories; Youth justice - present and future; Section 2: Issues for young people; The transition from school to work; Sex and relationships; Mental health and well-being; Growing up in public care; Telling tales of alcohol and drugs; The anti-social behaviour agenda; Section 3: Issues for youth justice practice; Aspects of risk; Safeguarding young people; Collaborative and multi-agency working; Prevention and pre-court intervention; Challenging practice in the courts; Restorative justice and the referral order initiative; Working with young people on community orders; Imprisoning young people.
Anne Robinson worked as a practitioner in the probation service and as a manager in youth offending teams before becoming a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University in 2005. She currently leads a degree programme and graduate diploma for qualifying probation officers. She is author of Foundations for Offender Management: Theory, Law and Policy for Contemporary Practice and is co-editor of Values in Criminology and Criminal Justice (both available from Policy Press).
"This is a very welcome book...there are useful `implications for practice' sections at the end of each chapter as well as recommendations for further reading...A book that should certainly appeal to both students and practitioners of youth justice." Professional Social Work "As the New Labour youth justice orthodoxy begins to unravel, Robinson delivers precisely what is required. She offers a radical but realistic prescription for youth justice practice based on an understanding of young people as active protagonists in determining their own future, albeit in adverse circumstances. The book deserves a wide audience. " Dr Tim Bateman, Reader in youth justice, University of Bedfordshire "This is a landmark book. Robinson's scholarly and measured voice draws out 'state of the art' theory and empirical research at the same time as drawing in practitioners and providing them with the tools to think reflexively about their practice and the policy field they work within. Should be necessary reading for everyone currently working in youth justice!" Professor Jo Phoenix, University of Leicester