Young Peoples Views on Youth Justice

Shirley Rawstorne, Liverpool John Moores University
Charlie McKenna, Lancashire Youth & Community Services

A key theme of the New Labour Government since 1997 has been to tackle youth crime. As a result a considerable number of new interventions have been introduced both at pre-court stage and as court sentences.

This paper describes the various interventions available, discusses the overlap amongst them and explores young people's views of specific interventions at the pre-court and sentence stage.

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Updated 05/20/2006