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Prevention and youth crime: Is early intervention working?

Maggie Blyth and Enver Solomon


The Youth Crime Action Plan, launched by the UK government in 2008, emphasises crime prevention and early intervention in different aspects of work with young people who offend or are considered to be ‘at risk’ of offending. Much of this approach includes targeted work with families and work to reduce the numbers of young people entering the youth justice system. This report takes a critical look at early intervention policies. Through contributions from leading experts on youth work and criminal justice, it considers the development of integrated and targeted youth support services and the im ... More

Keywords: early intervention policies, Youth Crime Action Plan, youth justice, problem behaviour, crime prevention, violent crime, Sure Start, family intervention, parenting, youth crime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781847422637
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422637.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maggie Blyth, editor

Enver Solomon, editor