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Youth Offending and Restorative Justice

Youth Offending and Restorative Justice Youth Offending and Restorative Justice The youth justice system of England and Wales has incorporated many restorative elements and nowhere more so than in the introduction of referral orders (ROs) and youth offender panels (YOPs) in the wake of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. The Act intends that on their first court appearance, all young offenders will be referred to a YOP with lay and professional membership. The young person, their parents, victims and other stakeholders will attend the YOP in order to devise an appropriate response to the offence and enshrine it in a ‘contract’. Adam Crawford and Tim Newburn’s book reports on their evaluation of the Home Office pilots A Crawford and T of ROs and YOPs. Newburn Cullompton: Willan The authors are keenly aware of the criticisms levelled at these measures Publishing (2003) by fellow criminologists but argue that this critique is essentially polemical, 256pp being based upon a reading of statements of political intent and government (£40 hardback) press releases rather than a rigorous analysis of the realities of policy implementation. This blanket dismissal of the critique is outdated however since the initial critique has subsequently been substantiated by a growing body http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Safer Communities Emerald Publishing

Youth Offending and Restorative Justice

Safer Communities , Volume 3 (3): 2 – Jul 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1757-8043
DOI
10.1108/17578043200400022
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Youth Offending and Restorative Justice The youth justice system of England and Wales has incorporated many restorative elements and nowhere more so than in the introduction of referral orders (ROs) and youth offender panels (YOPs) in the wake of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999. The Act intends that on their first court appearance, all young offenders will be referred to a YOP with lay and professional membership. The young person, their parents, victims and other stakeholders will attend the YOP in order to devise an appropriate response to the offence and enshrine it in a ‘contract’. Adam Crawford and Tim Newburn’s book reports on their evaluation of the Home Office pilots A Crawford and T of ROs and YOPs. Newburn Cullompton: Willan The authors are keenly aware of the criticisms levelled at these measures Publishing (2003) by fellow criminologists but argue that this critique is essentially polemical, 256pp being based upon a reading of statements of political intent and government (£40 hardback) press releases rather than a rigorous analysis of the realities of policy implementation. This blanket dismissal of the critique is outdated however since the initial critique has subsequently been substantiated by a growing body

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Safer CommunitiesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 2004

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