The Social Impact of Custody on Young People in the Criminal Justice System

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Abstract

Government and societal attention on young people’s involvement in offending has resulted in expansion of the youth justice system, with emphasis on developing effective and sustainable interventions to reduce recidivism and enhance outcomes for young people. Social impact measurement provides the tools for exploring the experiences and outcomes of youth justice interventions. By exploring the social impact of Secure Training Centres, this book will explore the gap present between the theoretical understanding of youth offending and the reality in practice. In addition to exploring the discrepancies between the original remit of Secure Training Centres and current practice, the authors will contribute to the body of knowledge on youth justice by identifying suitable methods for measuring the social impact of youth offending interventions. In doing so the authors seek to provide an evidential frame through which to critique current policy and practice in youth justice as too focused on punitive approaches to recidivism, which lead to poor outcomes for young people and therefore greater costs to society.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages224
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-18422-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-18421-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2019

Keywords

  • Youth Justice
  • Social Impact
  • Recidivism
  • Power
  • Youth Transition

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  • Impacts

    Evidence for Justice Committee Review of Children and Young People in Custody

    Claire Paterson-Young (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: Social impacts, Health and Well-Being impacts, Quality of life impacts, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG), 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG)

    Informing New Violence Reduction Strategies for Professionals working with Young People in Custody

    Claire Paterson-Young (Principal Investigator)

    Impact: Public policy impacts, Quality of life impacts, Social impacts, 03: Good Health and Well-Being (UN SDG), 04: Quality Education (UN SDG), 10: Reduced Inequalities (UN SDG)

    Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Social Impact Measurement in Secure Training Centres

    Claire Paterson-Young (Speaker)

    18 Feb 2020

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

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