Conflict or Confusion in UK Youth Justice Provision

Shirley Rawstorne, Liverpool John Moores University

Recent Youth Justice legislation in the UK has resulted in a varied and extensive range of community penalties. 'Punitive popularism' sits side by side with restorative justice. The confusion over punishment and welfare of previous legislation continues despite the claims of the present government to have fundamentally reformed the youth justice system.

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Updated 05/20/2006