Youth and Crime: A Critical Introduction

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SAGE Publications, Mar 23, 1999 - Social Science - 368 pages
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This accessible introductory textbook combines criminology with sociologies of youth and social policy and presents an up-to-date and comprehensive picture of much of contemporary youth research and youth policy. Each chapter focuses on a substantive topic such as: political discourses; social histories; the extent and causes of offending; youth cultures; social policy and the youth justice system whilst emphasizing the importance of historical, feminist and comparative perspectives on youth crime and regulation. Many current aspects of the `youth problem' including joy-riding, homelessness, truancy, rave culture, boot camps, poverty and unemployment, parental responsibility, zero tolerance and electronic tagging are critically discussed wi

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John Muncie is Professor of Criminology at the Open University. He has published extensively on youth culture, youth justice and criminological theory.

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