Description - Youth Justice and Child Protection by Malcolm Hill
This book is an examination of recent developments in the areas of youth justice and child protection. It investigates how well young people and the societies in which they live are served by judicial and service systems. Consideration is given to those in care - in young offenders' institutions, foster families and residential homes - as well as those living with their families. A broad range of international experts discuss the largely segregated youth justice and children's legal and service systems in England and Wales, other parts of Western Europe and the US, and compare these with Scotland's integrated system. The implications of these arrangements are considered for the rights of children and parents on the one hand and society on the other. The contributors also provide insights into the rationale for current and proposed policies, as well as the efficacy of different systems. This book will be an important reference for policy-makers, social workers, lawyers, magistrates and equivalent decision makers, health professionals, carers, and all those working in youth justice and child protection.
It is highly relevant for academics and students interested in children, citizenship, youth crime, child welfare and state-family relations.
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Author Biography - Malcolm Hill
Malcolm Hill is Research Professor at the University of Strathclyde and was for 10 years Director of the Glasgow Centre for the Child and Society. He has researched and written on a wide range of topics concerning children, families, child welfare policies and services. Andrew Lockyer is Professor of Citizenship and Social Theory in the Department of Politics at the University of Glasgow. He was formerly a children's panel member and authority chair. He has written on children and the state, children's rights, citizenship education and the Scottish Children's Hearings System. Fred Stone was Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow. He practised for many years as a child and adolescent psychiatrist and was a member of the Kilbrandon Committee, whose report led to wide-ranging changes in the Scottish law and services dealing with young people who offend and child protection. He also chaired the Glasgow Children's Panel Advisory Committee and lectured and wrote on child development and psychiatry.