Children and young people in custody

Managing the risk

Edited by Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, and Robert Newman

Children and young people in custody

Edited by Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, and Robert Newman

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

112 pages
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9781847422613 Published November 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Over the last decade, the reformed youth justice system has seen increases in the numbers of children and young people in custody, a sharp rise in indeterminate sentences and the continuing deaths of young prisoners. The largest proportion of funding in youth justice at national level is spent on providing places for children and young people remanded and sentenced to custody.The publication of the Youth Crime Action Plan during 2008 and the increasing emphasis on early intervention provides a framework to consider again the interface between local services and secure residential placements. This report brings together contributions from leading experts on young people and criminal justice to critically examine current policy and practice. There are vital questions for both policy and practice on whether the use of custody reduces re-offending or whether other forms of residential placements are more effective long-term. The report looks at current approaches to the sentencing and custody of children and young people, prevention of re-offending and a range of alternative regimes.
Contents
Introduction ~ Maggie Blyth, Robert Newman and Chris Wright
Children in custody ~ Rod Morgan
Types of secure establishment ~ Jim Rose
The cost of custody: whose responsibility? ~ Rob Allen
Sentencing young people ~ Kerry Baker
Child deaths in the juvenile secure estate ~ Barry Goldson and Deborah Coles
Sentenced to education: the case for a 'hybrid' custodial sentence ~ Maggie Blyth and Robert Newman
Young people and parole: risk aware or risk averse? ~ Hazel Kemshall
Ten years on: conclusions ~ Robert Newman and Maggie Blyth
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