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Young people and 'risk'

Maggie Blyth, Enver Solomon, and Kerry Baker


Alongside the current media public preoccupation with high-risk offenders, there has been a shift towards a greater focus on risk and public protection in UK criminal justice policy. Much of the academic debate has centred on the impact of the risk paradigm on adult offender management services; less attention has been given to the arena of youth justice and young adults. Yet, there are critical questions for both theory — are the principles of risk management the same when working with young people? — and practice — how can practitioners respond to those young people who cause serious harm to ... More

Keywords: high-risk offenders, UK criminal justice policy, adult offender management services, youth justice, young adults, risk management

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420008
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420008.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maggie Blyth, editor

Enver Solomon, editor

Kerry Baker, editor