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Comparative Youth Justice

by John Muncie and Barry Goldson SAGE Publications Ltd
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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 (the United States, 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, Comparative 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.

Each chapter addresses key critical issues:

'' the degree of compliance with international law

'' the extent of repenalistion

'' adulteration

'' tolerance

'' the impact of experiments in restoration and risk management

John Muncie and Barry Goldson are leading authorities in this area and have commissioned an impressive list of internationally recognised contributors. The book is essential reading for all those interested in youth justice and comparative criminal justice issues.

This book is designed as a companion volume to Youth Crime and Justice: Critical Issues, edited by Barry Goldson and John Muncie, published simultaneously by Sage.

Rediscovering the Juvenile Justice Ideal in the United States - Barry Krisberg Canada - Russell Smandych Repenalisation and Young Offenders' Rights England and Wales - John Muncie and Barry Goldson The New Correctionalism France - Sophie Gendrot The Politicisation of Youth Justice The Netherlands - Jolande uit Beijerse and Ren ® van Swaaningen Penal Welfarism and Risk Management Demythologising Youth Justice in Aotearoa/New Zealand - Trevor Bradley, Juan Tauri and Reece Walters Australia - Chris Cunneen and Rob White Control, Containment or Empowerment? Belgium - Johan Put and Lode Walgrave From Protection Towards Accountability? Welfare in Crisis? - Lesley McAra Key Developments in Scottish Youth Justice Japan - Mark Fenwick From Child Protection to Penal Populism Italy - David Nelken A lesson in Tolerance? Finland - Tapio Lappi-Sepp ñl ñ A Model of Tolerance? States of Transition - John Muncie and Barry Goldson Convergence and Diversity in International Youth Justice

`Comparative Youth Justice is what we need in an era of hardening social policies and irresponsible political demagoguery: thoughtful critiques, comparative analysis, and a commitment to the rights of youth. John Muncie and Barry Goldson have done a fine job of bringing together a group of commentators who know the inner workings of juvenile justice and what it will take to change the current law and order model. A book that is required reading for practitioners, professors, policy makers, researchers, and students concerned about the bankrupt state of juvenile justice and willing to consider new ideas and directions' - Tony Platt, California State University, Sacramento
Has Australian and NZ contributors: Chris Cunneen is Professor of Criminology and Director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Sydney

Rob White is Professor of Sociology and Head of the School of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Tasmania

Trevor Bradley,

Juan Taurie,

Reece Walters