This blog critically explores the potential for a positivie youth justice approach based on children first, positive/promotional, engaging, diversionary and evidence-based partnership approaches as a viable alternative model and potential solution to the youth crime 'problem'.
This blog offers students a framework for understanding the complexities of youth justice by breaking up the field into a 'triad' of definitions, explanations and responses.
This blog critically explores the negative nature of youth justice and its role in creating and inflating a youth crime 'problem' that is better addressed through more positive approaches.
Youth justice in England and Wales needs a vigorous shake-up – not a radical overhaul, but a shake-up. Many of the essential building blocks are already in place, including progressive professional attitudes and practice cultures. With this in mind, the time has come for children first justice.