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Children and young people in custody: Managing the risk

Maggie Blyth, Chris Wright, and Robert Newman


Over the last decade, the reformed youth justice system has seen increases in the numbers of children and young people in custody, a sharp rise in indeterminate sentences and the continuing deaths of young prisoners. The largest proportion of funding in youth justice at the national level is spent on providing places for children and young people remanded and sentenced to custody. The publication of the Youth Crime Action Plan during 2008 and the increasing emphasis on early intervention provides a framework to consider again the interface between local services and secure residential placemen ... More

Keywords: custody, sentencing, children, young people, re-offending, youth justice, Youth Crime Action Plan, residential placements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847422613
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maggie Blyth, editor

Chris Wright, editor

Robert Newman, editor

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