Positive Youth Justice

Children First, Offenders Second

Kevin Haines and Stephen Case

Positive Youth Justice

Kevin Haines and Stephen Case

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 11 illustrations, 3 figures, 2 tables | 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781447321712 Published September 2015 For sale in North and South America only
Positive Youth Justice offers a powerful new way of approaching youth justice issues: Children First, Offenders Second (CFOS). Aiming to reorient the way that the justice system thinks about and handles young offenders, CFOS argues that the primary focus should be on the fact that these offenders are children, addressing the nature and consequences of their criminal actions in light of that fundamental fact. Already in use in Wales, CFOS is a promising blueprint for building a child-friendly and inclusive approach to criminal justice issues relating to youth.
Contents
Introduction: A 'Children First, Offenders Second' philosophy of positive youth justice
Positive Youth Justice – Introducing Children First, Offenders Second
What is Children First, Offenders Second?
The context of Children First, Offenders Second positive youth justice: evolution through devolution
Putting children first in the youth justice system
Progressive diversion
Progressive prevention-promotion
Conclusion
Review Quotes
Sean Creaney, trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice
“This book is comprehensive, accessible, and up-to-date, covering all aspects of youth justice. It is a ‘must buy’ and required reading for established academics, students, and youth justice professionals.”
Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool
“By building on and extending their long-term local research project in Swansea, Haines and Case make a welcome contribution to rethinking youth justice law, policy, and practice.”
Laura Kelly, Liverpool John Moores University
“This thought-provoking and timely book will speak to the interests of many. . . . A welcome addition to the youth justice literature.”
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