|| CR31520 |
|| YOUTH CRIME & YOUTH JUSTICE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Professor Alan H Clarke |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mrs Claudine Allison Reynolds, Miss Katherine S Williams |
|| CR10120 OR LA39220 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 30 Hours. Ten one hour and ten two hour lectures |
|| Lecture || |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || Three two hour seminars |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours ||100%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours ||100%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the involvement of young people in crime and anti-social behaviour.
2. Analyse the reasons for youth involvement of young people in crime and anti-social behaviour.
3 Explain and critically evaluate the interventions used by the criminal justice system to control or alter youth offending.
4. Identify strengths and problems with the present way in which the system defines, understands and tries to solve the problem.
5. Identify alternative approaches and be able to evaluate their likelihood of success.
6. Demonstrate both effective research skills and an understanding of evaluative literature.
For over fifty years there has been a growing interest in investigating the links between young people and crime. Building on the introductory courses in criminology this course will familiarize students with the major debates surrounding youth participation in crime and anti-social behaviour, societal desires to control it and the ways in which this is done. The student will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of the problem, its solutions and other initiatives which may prove effective.
Young people have been increasingly associated with criminal and anti-social behaviour. This course will investigate that association and disentangle the complex social and control issues involved in this area of study. It will build on knowledge assimilated in the earlier foundation courses concerning reasons for offending, put them into a youth justice context and illustrate how they are used to back up policy initiatives. It will evaluate many of the youth justice initiatives as well as introducing students to both the concept and reality of inter-agency working
Young people as victims.
Explanations of `Youth Crime¿.
The Development of Youth Justice Philosophies, Laws and Policies.
The Current Framework of Youth Justice
Assessing Young People
Custodial Treatment of Young People
The Youth Offending Team
Managing Young People
Altering Behaviour Patterns
Comparative approaches and other initiatives.
Gender, Race and ethnicity
This module is at CQFW Level 6