Family Life and Youth Offending
By (author) Raymond Arthur
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Family Life and Youth Offending by Raymond Arthur
Book DescriptionThe contention that young people commit offences due to inadequate parenting and parental difficulties has been an abiding feature of the debates on juvenile offending. Previously this evidence has been used to design prevention programmes for young offenders who have been processed by the criminal justice system, but this book examines how this evidence can be used to prevent offending in the first place. Examining the relationship between the causes of youth offending and the legal duty of the state to address those causes, this book provides evidence to show that improving the family environment could be the most effective and enduring strategy for combating juvenile delinquency and associated behavioural, social and emotional problems. It examines how current child welfare legislation, in particular the Children Act 1989, could be employed to prevent children who are at risk of engaging in antisocial and delinquent behaviour from offending. It abandons the traditional 'welfare vs. justice' dichotomy and instead outlines a new approach which focuses on the rights and needs of young people in troubled circumstances and their families.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415408448
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymond Arthur
Family Life and Youth Offending, Paperback (March 2012)
Raymond Arthur advocates preventing youth delinquency through the medium of parenting support, catering to the families of young people who are not yet seriously engaged in offending and anti-social behaviour, but who are at risk of developing in that direction.
Young Offenders and the Law, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Raymond Arthur
How does the law deal with young offenders, and to what extend does the law protect and promote the rights of young people in conflict with the law? This title addresses these central issues and examines the legal response to the phenomenon of youth offending, and the contemporary forces that shape the law.
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Author Biography - Raymond Arthur
University of Teeside, UK
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