Comparative Youth Justice is the first book to critically reflect on contemporary juvenile justice reform in England and Wales and across various other western jurisdictions including the US, Canada, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Scotland, Japan, Italy and Finland. In doing so, it identifies major international differences in juvenile policy and practice. However, Contemporary Youth Justice is not simply an attempt to document national similarities and differences, but looks critically at how global trends are translated at the local level. This book also examines how youth justice is implemented in practice with a view to promoting change as well as reflection.
- Editors' Introduction
- Chapter 1: Rediscovering the Juvenile Justice Ideal in the United States
- Chapter 2: Canada: Repenalization and Young Offenders' Rights
- Chapter 3: England and Wales: The New Correctionalism
- Chapter 4: France: The Politicization of Youth Justice
- Chapter 5: The Netherlands: Penal Welfarism and Risk Management
- Chapter 6: Demythologising Youth Justice in Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Chapter 7: Australia: Control, Containment or Empowerment?
- Chapter 8: Belgium: From Protection towards Accountability?
- Chapter 9: Welfare in Crisis? Key Developments in Scottish Youth Justice
- Chapter 10: Japan: From Child Protection to Penal Populism
- Chapter 11: Italy: A Lesson in Tolerance?
- Chapter 12: Finland: A Model of Tolerance?
- Chapter 13: States of Transition: Convergence and Diversity in International Youth Justice