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'This Course Companion in Criminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is to be applauded. It is an essential handbook for all students and practitioners who are studying the criminal justice system. The user-friendly framework provides students with practical support in how they can organise their approach to studying to maximise their knowledge and revision skills. I have no hesitation in commending this Companion as a valuable complementary text' - Professor Allyson MacVean, John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College"Congratulations to Ursula Smartt and Sage on a most welcome 'skills' text for Criminal Justice students... The book is concise, clear, well-organised and accessible - highly recommended." Stephen Parrott, Birkbeck, University of LondonCriminal Justice by Ursula Smartt is part of an exciting new ...

Youth Crime and Youth Justice
Youth crime and youth justice

This section begins by giving the reader a brief insight into criminological research, based on psychological theories that dysfunctional elements in family set-ups can be central to deviant or criminal behaviour in youngsters. From the age of 10–17, young people appear in the Youth Court (usually a part of the Magistrates' Court) and are dealt with by specially trained Magistrates. This makes England one of the most punitive countries in the world, with one of the lowest ages of criminal responsibility. Proceedings may be reported in the press but the young person may not generally be identified (Children and Young Persons Act 1933).

The section also includes an overview of youth justice policies and how per-sistent young ...

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