Youth crime and justice in Scotland

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This quotation from the report of the Kilbrandon Committee which set up the existing system of juvenile justice in Scotland gives a flavour of the Scottish civic culture which has shaped Scotland’s unique institutions and processes for dealing with young offenders (McAra 2008). It highlights a sense of common ownership of the problems posed by young offenders and a commitment to the development of effective practice. It also reflects a recurrent preoccupation of policy elites that extant structures of juvenile justice are inadequate for the task of reducing offending among children and young people and require to be reformed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Justice in Scotland
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781136681394
ISBN (Print)9781843927860
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


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