Working with Young Offenders, 2nd Edition

By John Pitts
November 1999
Macmillan UK
ISBN: 0333682653
184 pages
$42.50 paper original



This book offers a comprehensive and critical account of the changes introduced into the UK youth justice system by the 1998 Crime and Disorder legislation, and its implications for youth justice managers and professionals. It identifies strategies for the practitioner that address the impact of crime, the social predicament of the young offender and the effectiveness of formal and informal mechanisms of social control and social support, thereby showing ways of coming to grips with one of the most serious problems besetting the poorest members of our society.

The Politics of Policy
Youth Crime in the UK
Working in the Youth Justice System: From Arrest to Prosecution
Working in the Youth Justice System: the Youth Court
Writing Pre-Sentence Reports
Working with Young Offenders
Preventing Youth Crime I: Primary and Secondary Prevention
Preventing Youth Crime II: Tertiary or Criminality Prevention
Working with Young Offenders in Custody

Author Biography:
JOHN PITTS is Professor of Socio-Legal Studies and Director of the Vauxhall Centre for the Study of Crime at the University of Luton. He is chair of the editorial board of the journal, Social Work in Europe, a board member and contributor to the 'Youth Crime and Youth Justice' section of the journal, Research Matters, and an editorial board member of the UNICEF journal, Juvenile Justice International. He is the author of many publications, including The Probation Handbook and Discipline or Solidarity: The New Politics of Juvenile Crime.

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