This volume offers a comprehensive guide to youth justice practice based on a grounding of academic research and an understanding of how the youth justice system operates. Lessons from the past, current challenges and new directions are all explored. The discussion of practice provides a remodelled systems management approach, fitting it for contemporary challenges. The book provides a balance between an analysis of past policy and practical strategies for present day issues such as parental responsibility, risk and restorative justice.
KEVIN HAINES is Lecturer in Applied Social Studies at the University of Wales, Swansea, where he is responsible for teaching about youth justice and criminal justice management. He has a longstanding interest in youth justice and is a member of the committee of the National Association for Youth Justice. He is the author of Understanding Modern Juvenile Justice.MARK DRAKEFORD is a lecturer in the School of Social and Administrative Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff, where he has particular interests in social welfare systems and young people. He has been a practitioner in the Juvenile and Youth Court systems in Wales and England for more than twenty years, having worked in the probation service and in intermediate treatment.