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Sociological criminology and youth justice: Comparative policy analysis and academic intervention

Goldson, Barry and Hughes, Gordon 2010. Sociological criminology and youth justice: Comparative policy analysis and academic intervention. Criminology and Criminal Justice 10 (2) , pp. 211-230. 10.1177/1748895810364460

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Abstract

This article is presented in two interconnected parts. It addresses issues that have arguably received insufficient attention in most sociologically oriented criminological research and commentary on youth justice and related policy and practice developments, both within the UK jurisdictions and in wider international contexts. First, it highlights the need to recognize the complexities of comparative policy analysis at international, national, regional and local levels. Second, in the light of such complexity, the article attempts to explore the challenges confronting social science in general and sociological criminology in particular, in efforts to critically inform policymaking processes. In conclusion, it is suggested that the possibilities for vibrant, critical and publicly engaged academic intervention in the youth justice policy sphere rest upon the mobilization of theoretically and empirically based analyses, together with research-informed proposals for policy formation and practice development.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Uncontrolled Keywords: comparative youth justice; devolution; human rights; inter- and intra-system analyses; policy; public criminology
Publisher: Sage
ISSN: 17488958
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:44
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/25644

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